Northwest Orient's Top Flight Club Solid Wood Hanger Set
Northwest Airlines began operations in 1926 from its home base in Minnesota, and following World War II expanded to key markets in Asia, connecting North America with the Northern Pacific Rim. Steady expansion in North America during the 1950s-70s, and to Europe in the early 1980s, made the airline - which branded itself as "Northwest Orient" - a major U.S. flag carrier. The airline's 1986 acquisition of Republic Airlines made Northwest one of the largest airlines in the world, until its acquisition by Delta Air Lines in 2008.
Northwest Orient's Top Flight Club members-only airport lounges were introduced in the 1970s, and by 1986 the airline had 27 clubs in North America, Asia, and Europe.
The Top Flight Clubs are recalled through this new product, an artistic interpretation of the lounge branding, laser-engraved on both sides of a solid wood coat hanger with metal hanging hook.
Each hanger measures approximately 17.5 inches across, and 6 inches from the base of the hook to the bottom of the hanger bar, with a thickness at the top of the hanger of approximately .45 inches.
The laser engraving results in a beautiful caramel-colored image that contrasts clearly against the light wood of the hanger. A low-gloss polyurethane coating is applied to the wood surfaces after the engraving process is complete, to both seal the design and enhance the durability of the wood. These hangers are sold as sets of either two hangers or four hangers.
Bring some of that vintage Northwest Orient Airlines style into your life, or gift them to a former Northwest Orient employee or passenger - while the Top Flight Clubs may not have had engraved hangers as stylish as these, they're a great way to recall this famous airline!