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In a hurry and the Howard Frankland is clogged up? Why not fly from Tampa to St. Pete? In as little as 30 minutes, you’ll fly over all that traffic!

OK, maybe it’s not a route TPA will be adding anytime soon. But check out this awesome post on a Florida history Facebook page today of a handout from 1914 advertising “fast passenger and express service.” A drive over The Howard Frankland wasn’t an option back then. That was still almost 40 years away. A round trip plane ticket cost you $10 (using an inflation calculator, that’s about $250). But here’s the good news. You were allowed 200 POUNDS of baggage. (You know there was a South Tampa diva who still went over.) There were four round trip flights a day.

Flyer advertising St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat line. 1914 Photo courtesy of Cris Dovich.

Posted by Jeff Davies on Monday, June 24, 2019


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