[New York?]: American Airlines, Inc., . Black & white photographs. Brochure. 18" by 8.25".  pages. Very Good-. Tri-fold brochure printed in black and orange. Front cover has sun-fading.
American Airlines and the German Zeppelin Transportation Co. partnered in 1936 to provide the first regular air service between the United States and Europe. American Airlines provided exclusive service to and from Lakehurst, NJ and Airship Hindenburg from Lakehurst to and from Frankfurt, Germany. This brochure promotes what was to be the second year of this glamorous service. Unfortunately the Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed on May 6, 1937, as she touched the mooring mast at Lakehurst on her first inbound flight of 1937. This promotional piece anticipated that "Vacationists, families, businessmen will seize this 1937 opportunity to travel by air" through some 18 scheduled sailings from Lakehurst. The cost to fly to Frankfurt from anywhere in the United States was between $400 and $600. Photographs on the brochure include the lounge and kitchen aboard the Hindenburg. Other illustrations show American Airlines planes and interiors, a double page spread of the Hindenburg, and a sample fare chart and route map. A rare survivor from the stillborn second season of this pioneering international air travel partnership.