Hi, my name is Antonio and I am a 21 year old art student trying to forge my own path.
this is what influences and inspires me. None of the images here are mine unless
i say otherwise
All Hail Northwest Airlines, the pride of Minnesota’s fleet, It was created in 1926 like other early airlines, Northwest’s focus was not in hauling passengers, but in flying mail for the U.S. Post Office Department. The fledgling airline established a mail route between Minneapolis and Chicago, using open-cockpit biplanes such as the Curtiss Oriole and the Waco JYM.
Northwest Airlines began carrying passengers in 1927. In 1928, Northwest started its first international route with service to Winnipeg. The airline’s operations had expanded to many smaller cities in that region by the end of the 1920s.In 1929, a group headed by Richard Lilly, a businessperson from St. Paul, Minnesota, purchased the airline.
In 1933, Northwest airlines was selected to fly the “Northern Transcontinental Route” from New York City to Seattle, Washington. It adopted the name of Northwest Airlines during the following year as a result of the Air Mail scandal. Northwest Airways, Inc. changed its name to Northwest Airlines, Inc. and the airline was incorporated under its new name in the State of Minnesota.
By 1939 Northwest had five daily flights from Chicago to Minneapolis; three continued west to Seattle through North Dakota and Montana. Northwest also served Winnipeg, Manitoba and Portland, Oregon by spurs from its transcontinental route.
In 1931 Northwest sponsored Charles and Anne Lindbergh on a pioneering test flight to Japan via Alaska, scouting what would become known as the Northwest Airlines’ Great Circle route that could save as much as 2,000 miles (3,000 km) on a New York City to Tokyo flight. Northwest developed this route further during World War II, when it flew soldiers and supplied from the Northwestern United States to Alaska. During that time Northwest began painting its airliners’ tails bright red as a visual aid in the often harsh weather conditions.
Sadly though in 2008 they announced that they would merge with Delta Airlines and the airline has ceased to exist.
As a Minnesotan I was proud to fly with northwest in a couple of occasions and last year I found a NWA uniform sweater at ragstock, an instant buy obviously, so the Nortwest Airlines still lives on in the Hearts of Minnesotans