First passenger crossing the Atlantic
I wonder what that must have been like, crossing the Atlantic in one of those old, rickety planes. Although back then, they weren’t old, but state of the art, of course. But so were ocean clippers, viking boats and pretty much all vehicles at their time. We tend to romanticize the thrill and adventure of traveling back in the day. But, as much as economy class sucks, I sure prefer traveling like a peasant today to traveling like a king, even a couple of centuries ago. I’d take sitting in an air-conditioned cabin on a cushioned seat, eating warm food and watching a movie to being rattled around in a lushly decorated carriage any day!