Does USPS still have airmail?

Does USPS still have airmail?

While the USPS no longer offers traditional letter air mail, it does provide various classes of “premium” domestic and international business, priority, and express air mail services with guaranteed delivery times at much higher rates.

What is a US airmail stamp?

An airmail stamp is a postage stamp intended to pay either an airmail fee that is charged in addition to the surface rate, or the full airmail rate, for an item of mail to be transported by air.

When was the last US airmail stamp issued?

May 1, 1977
All good things must end, and so it came to pass on May 1, 1977, two weeks shy of its 59th birthday, United States domestic airmail service ended.

What is airmail service?

Airmail (or air mail) is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of at least one leg of its journey being by air. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to send.

How does USPS airmail work?

How does the USPS ship mailpieces by air? Rather than maintaining an expensive fleet of postal planes, your mail will generally “hitch a ride” on the airplane of a private carrier. The USPS negotiates contracts with commercial carriers to transport its mail, something it began to do in 1925.

What are U.S. airmail stamps worth?

1949 Airmail

Denom. Description Mint
10 cent Post Office Building $0.40
15 cent Globe & Doves $0.55
25 cent Stratocruiser $1.30
6 cent Wright Brother’s Flight $0.50

What is a 6 cent airmail stamp worth?

1941-44 Transport Planes

Denom. Description Used
6 cent Carmine $0.20
8 cent Olive green $0.20
10 cent Violet $0.20
15 cent Brown carmine $0.40

How is airmail delivered?

Why was airmail service important?

Under the auspices of the U.S. Post Office, an airmail operation was launched in 1918 as a wartime effort to stimulate aircraft production and to generate a pool of trained pilots. Using Curtiss JN-4H (“Jenny”) trainers converted to mail planes, the early service floundered.