In 1964 when insurance mogul Troy Post bought ailing Braniff Airlines he gave the company a major make over. His “The End of the Plain Plane” campaign included hiring architect Alexander Girard for the design of the planes and Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci to design the staff uniforms. Post also employed a fleet of “jelly bean” colored jets. Continue reading for more pictures of the retro air glam and videos of advertisements starring Andy Warhol.
This is a Lockheed 1011 (L-1011). There are no American carriers still flying the L-1011 today (some charter carriers bought the old ones from airlines and use them). TWA, Eastern, Delta, and others were some of the larger carriers who used the L-1011 in the 70's and 80's.