This wasn't the only talk of air travel for Houdini in 1926. While playing the Orpheum Theater in York, Pennsylvania, Houdini had to travel to Washington D.C. to appear before Congress at 2:00 PM on February 26. His plan was to take a train in the early morning and return by airplane in time for his show that evening. However, insurance forbade him to take the flight. But Houdini appears to have still made it back in time for his show. Might he have taken his flight anyway?
One thing this tells us; had Houdini lived, he almost certainly would have become a frequent flyer.