Transcontinental Air Transport, the first transcontinental passenger airline in the U.S., cut the time necessary to cross the continent in half—and, in doing so, opened a new age in passenger aviation. In its brief life, the airline also captured the possibilities of flight, the limitations of technology, the power of celebrity, and the promise of national integration.
Fraga, Sean, ""Two Days By Plane": America's First Transcontinental Passenger Airline and the Selling of the Skies" (2010). MSSA Kaplan Prize for Use of MSSA Collections. Paper 6.