20 Beautiful Vintage Airline Travel Posters

In addition to their primary purpose in drumming up business for their company, airline travel posters of course wanted to get you in the mood to visit places all over the world. And without the benefit of a TV commercial, travel posters had to work overtime to help you paint a picture of exotic locales in your mind. Here are 20 such vintage travel posters that did their job exceptionally well, most dating from the 1950s and ’60s.

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Vintage Airline Travel Poster / TWA - Switzerland
TWA – Switzerland
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / TWA - Florida
TWA – Florida
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Pan Am - Japan
Pan Am – Japan
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Western Airlines - New York
Western Airlines – New York
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / BOAC - Africa
BOAC – Africa
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Pacific Western Airlines - Canada
Pacific Western Airlines – Canada
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Capital Airlines - Nassau, Bahamas
Capital Airlines – Nassau, Bahamas
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / American Airlines - Arizona
American Airlines – Arizona
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Western Airlines - Las Vegas
Western Airlines – Las Vegas
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / American Airlines - San Francisco
American Airlines – San Francisco
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Qantas - India
Qantas – India
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / American Airlines - Detroit
American Airlines – Detroit
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / American Airlines - Mexico
American Airlines – Mexico
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Northwest Orient Airlines - Alaska
Northwest Orient Airlines – Alaska
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / United Airlines - Seattle
United Airlines – Seattle
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / TWA - Portugal
TWA – Portugal
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / United Airlines - Southern California
United Airlines – Southern California
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / Continental Airlines - New York
Continental Airlines – New York
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / TWA - Las Vegas
TWA – Las Vegas
Vintage Airline Travel Poster / TWA - Egypt
TWA – Egypt