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Vintage Aero-Pak suitcase with airline luggage labels. From 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm American Airlines luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm TWA (Trans World Airlines) luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Mohawk Airlines (The Route of the Air Chiefs) luggage labe from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Continental Air Lines luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Chicago and Southern Air Lines luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Delta-C&S 'Serving 16 States and 7 Countries'--airline luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Chicago and Southern Air Lines with Dixieliner Service airline luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Istanbul Park Hotel luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Helsinki is about the only word I understand on this luggage label, NNKY, KFUK, Hotelli Hospiz Helsinki. From 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm United Air Lines set itself apart from the rest by foregoing the wing motif on its airline luggage label. From 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Washington Express luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Northwest Airlines offers U.S. Airmail Express and Passenger Service. From 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Colonial Airlines luggage label from 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm United States (Shipping) Lines makes good use of the red, white, and blue on its luggage label. From 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm Bonanza Air Lines 'BonanzaLand U.S.A.' airline luggage label. From 'Luggage Labels & Airlines' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/labels.htm

It’s hard to believe as you watch the anonymous black blobs come down the chute at baggage claim that people once cared what their luggage looked like and had an expectation that it would be handled with care. A suitcase well-adorned with labels showed you were a person who’d been around—and was quite possibly going places.

Helsinki is about the only word I understand on this label, NNKY, KFUK, Hotelli Hospiz Helsinki. Airline labels, as you can see, often featured the obvious device, wings. The great ones here include Continental Air Lines, Mohawk Airlines (The Route of the Air Chiefs), American Airlines, and TWA (Trans World Airlines).

It was a well-traveled traveler who had an Istanbul Park Hotel sticker on his luggage. More airlines include Chicago and Southern, Delta C&S, and another Chicago and Southern with Dixieliner Service.

United Air Lines set itself apart by foregoing the wing motif. Washington Express and Colonial Airlines are handsome examples of the art of the label, Bonanza Air Lines not so much. Northwest Airlines offers U.S. Airmail Express and Passenger Service. United States (Shipping) Lines makes good use of the red, white, and blue.