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These stunning photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first-class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship. Of all the massive Zeppelins constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry passengers across the Atlantic in serenity, with the dirigible floating smoothly through the clouds. The Hindenburg was the first of two "Hindenburg" Class airships constructed by the Zeppelin Company.
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