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    United’s Brand New DC-8 Jet Shined In This 1960s Hollywood Produced Film

    When Cate & McGlone of Hollywood produced the film “JET MAINLINER Flight 803” for United Airlines in 1960, the subject of the film, the Douglas DC-8-21 airliner, had been in production for only a few months. Many of United’s initial batch of DC-8s were DC-8-11s which were upgraded to DC-8-12s and subsequently brought up to […] More

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    #FBF: Big Seats, Great Meals, Fancy Clothes: NYC to SF in a DC-8 Turbojet

    Cross country flights used to be pretty snazzy back in the 1960s. This is a quaint little vintage instructional video, filmed in 1961, from the days when movies were made on film, and Kennedy Airport was still called Idlewylde. The movie is called An Airplane Trip by Jet. The featured plane is United Airlines flight 801, […] More

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