There have been some great threads here about Golden Age Air Travel and the Clippers which flew the Pacific and Atlantic. However, I recently re-watched Ian McKellen's Richard III set in an alternate 1930s. In it, Maggie Smith as the Duchess of York, (and looking very much like Queen Mary of Teck), departs Shoreham Aerodrome in a beautiful de Havilland Rapide. This reminded me that there were other airliners out there with impeccible art deco styling besides the familiar Boeings, Lockheeds, Martins, and Douglases. Remembering the two-stage flying boat which flew from Scotland to South Africa, I searched for Imperial Airways and found the following site: http://www.imperial-airways.com/Menu_page.html What I found especially evocative of the age of exotic air travel was the list of all the aircraft IA flew over the years and what became of each one. Many were handed over to the military during the war or were scrapped afterwards. However, there are always accidents and where they occurred sounds like the itinerary of an adventurous archeologist: Assuan 1931, Batavia 1939, Alexandria 1935, Kisimu 1938. Also evocative is that each aircraft had its own name just like the best Pullman cars and these reflected both a classical education and wideness of the world: City of Khartoum, Hengist, Daedalus, City of Chicago, etc. I would post pictures of some of the aircraft if I could: Short S23 Empire Flying Boats, Handley-Page HP42, de Havilland DH 91 Albatross. However, I will have to leave this for others. Does anyone know about other Golden Age airliners? Haversack.