9. Amelia Earhart

When <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000604" title="Amelia Earhart" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/transportation-disasters/air-transportation-disasters/amelia-earhart-PEHST000604.topic">Amelia Earhart</a> helped organize the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100800000000" title="New York" href="/topic/us/new-york-PLGEO100100800000000.topic">New York</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101023010000" title="Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)" href="/topic/us/pennsylvania/philadelphia-county/philadelphia-%28philadelphia-pennsylvania%29-PLGEO100101023010000.topic">Philadelphia</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100104900000000" title="Washington (U.S. state)" href="/topic/us/washington-%28u.s.-state%29-PLGEO100104900000000.topic">Washington</a> Airways in the early years of commercial aviation, the in-flight lunch consisted of hard-boiled eggs and saltine crackers, chosen because they seemed unlikely to contribute to airsickness.<br>
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<i>(Above: Amelia Earhart at the controls of her plane.)</i>

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When Amelia Earhart helped organize the New York, Philadelphia and Washington Airways in the early years of commercial aviation, the in-flight lunch consisted of hard-boiled eggs and saltine crackers, chosen because they seemed unlikely to contribute to airsickness.

(Above: Amelia Earhart at the controls of her plane.)

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