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The first sentence of this article refers to social changes brought about by large jet aircraft. However, the term "Jet Age" was current long before commercial jet airliners had any appreciable social impact. It first appears in The New York Times in 1947 (1959 for the Times of London), when the only jet-powered aircraft were military designs--fighters, primarily, and a handful of medium bombers. Clearly the term recognizes that jet airplanes of all sorts would profoundly effect all areas of aviation. I agree that the expression is generally used to describe the 1960s, when jets made air travel accessible to the masses. However, the term has other meanings, and the article should reflect that. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:28, 1 March 2010 (UTC)RKH
As I assume this Jet Age refers to the 50s and early 60s, wouldn't that be what is considered the "Atomic Age"? As nuclear power never fully reached its potential (or, at least, the potential envisioned by post-war science fiction writers) should the Jet Age be considered real as opposed to the fictional/fantasy that never was Atomic Age? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:32, 15 November 2011 (UTC)