|The advertisement for National Airlines was slowly changing,
reflecting the newest crew member, the stewardess.
There's a new Southern hospitality in the skies over Florida's
Everglades, and all along National Airlines "Buccaneer Route." Air
travelers between New Orleans and Miami now relax in the big ship comforts
of Lockheed Lodestars flying daily schedules. This new National Airlines
luxury is transcontinental luxury. That means "stand up" head room
for tall men...the personalized attentions of trim airline hostesses...an
individual window for every passenger...and even your own private radio
receiver. That's how National Airlines has given new charm to Southern
travel. The spaciousness of new Lockheed Lodestars, plus the magnificent
Gulf Coast scenery from the air makes the National Airlines route a "must"
for every South-bound traveler.
||"NEW CHARM TO SOUTHERN TRAVEL"
Magazine ad 1940
In 1949, National inaugurated the DC-6 "Star" First
"Luxury aloft is yours on National's Proudest flights. Red
Carpet service, music and flowers, incomparable cuisine. "Starlight" lounge
designed for card games, conversation and beverage service. All are yours
on National's World famed "Star." Every "Star" flight is equipped with
radar, National's watchdog in the sky, to assure the smoothest, most comfortable
National Stewardess on hand to answer questions at
a "Star" promotional display.
||200 "Flying Porkies" being shipped on National
C-46 to NAL ticket counters and to travel agents for piggy bank promotions.
In 1949, National launched the extremely successful "Piggy Bank Vacation," a low fare coach service to Florida and Cuba, during
the off-peak summer months. This program allowed the hotels and resorts
to remain open and profitable during the summer.
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