Red Grandy ©Stars and StripesBodo, Norway, September, 1954: Anyone who complains that it takes too long to fly from point A to point B need only check the flight times on this Scandinavian Airlines promotional sign to see that things were much worse before regular jet service. Of course, in 1954 a 70-hour (and five minute) flight to Tokyo was still a lot quicker than the previous standard, a sea voyage.

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