I wasn’t around in the 1940’s and even if I was, it was very unlikely I could afford to fly. Those were the days when ‘the experience’ was more important than time. For those who are curious to experience a journey into the past, look for one of the refurbished aircraft from that era.
Everything from Connies to DC-3’s and 4’s are still out there somewhere if you look hard enough. A bit more exotic but still flying are vintage aircraft like a Ford Tri-Motor and the lone remaining B-24 along with the B-25 and B-17.
For something a little more contemporary and literally down to earth, another option is The Pan Am Experience, first mentioned on BoardingArea last year by friend and fellow blogger Chris McGinnis. This is the only way to enjoy a 1970’s era up-in-the-air throwback without all the nasty turbulence that came along with the flight.