#OnThisDay in 1982, Braniff International Airways ceased operations. In 1928, Paul Revere Braniff convinced his brother, Thomas E. Braniff, to invest in an aviation company they named Tulsa-Oklahoma City Airways. They formed a new company in 1930, and named it Braniff Airways. With a Chicago–Dallas airmail contract awarded in 1934, they soon added service to the Mexican border. After World War II, Braniff flew internationally to the Caribbean, Mexico, and other parts of Latin America, and began doing business as Braniff International Airways. Did you ever fly on Braniff International Airways? Image: Braniff International Airways postcard, Boeing 707-227, 1965. Gift of the William Hough Collection. 2008.055.210 This image was posted on May 12, 2017.