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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This day in history, 1961: TWA becomes the first airline to offer in-flight movies.


"...But after three years of development and $1 million of his own money, Flexer’s team developed a horizontal design that projected large 16mm reels, weighed less than 100 pounds and was sky-ready. Flexer’s new company, Inflight Motion Pictures, then went looking for an in-flight partner...."