The conclusion reflects on the connection between airline travel and empire, race and racism, and the politics of knowledge. It takes stock of how racial segregation and the ordinary sky came together in the making of the commercial aviation industry. More specifically, it looks at the complex relationship between air route formation, imperial projects, and racial hierarchies. It hones in on the systematic exclusion of the colonial Caribbean from the development of global air networks and the narration of early airline history. It ends by considering how fragments, love, imagination, and affect, as well as a willingness to embrace uncertainty, provide for a more nuanced understanding of the dimensions of power that inform everyday airline travel.
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