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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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    Behind The Scenes Of A Long Gone Era: PanAm’s 707

    “Out on runway number nine, big 707 set to go” Pan American World Airways began regular Jet Clipper service on 26 October 1958 with the Boeing 707 Jet Clipper.  It was the beginning of a new age in travel – very bad news for passenger ships and trains. “Airbus” back then would have been an oxymoron. […] More

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