When was the first passenger plane invented?

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The first passenger plane was invented by Thomas Benoist. Designated as a "flying boat," the world's first scheduled passenger airline service took place in 1914. Flying from St. Petersburg, Fla. to Tampa, the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line ran for four months.

Percival Fansler, who sold boat engines, came up with the idea of a regularly scheduled air route and raised investors in St. Petersburg. The plane was a Model 14 Benoist airboat with a 75-horsepower engine and a top speed of 64 miles per hour. The plane could hold the pilot and one passenger. The passenger service flew twice a day, six days a week, and transported over 1200 people while it was in business.

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they were put into use in the 1970s.
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In 1903 when the Wright Brother's invented and flew the first airplane. It was their first successful, powered, piloted flight in history. They must have a LOT of money.
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Not sure of this was the first one but it was sooner that 1929. 1919. First transatlantic flight. The NC-4, one of four Curtis's flying boats commanded by Lt. Comdr. Albert C. Read,
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