Sunday, November 16, 2008

50 years ago, this was an ad for Pan Am's Boeing 707 jet service. This ad features rare footage of the -121 "short tail" series, and the original Pratt and Whitney JT3C straight turbojet engines.

It sure looks like a glamorous ride...



Things have changed somewhat since then.

I'm up early tomorrow - I'll post some night flying pics when we land at our destination tomorrow morning.

7 comments:

jinksto said...

Nice headset...

Anonymous said...

The food looks toxic and the smoking in the cabin does too.

Peter said...

Funny, I don't recall "living room quiet" applying to the 707. I suppose that was in comparison with the Constellation or whatever it replaced.

Nicolas said...

And someone actually composed symphonic music, and a whole orchestra was used to record it... For a simple advertisement...

What an era!

prenon said...

... The travail has been taken out of travel ...

But we've been working to get it back ever since.

Soaring Student said...

Table linens, silverware, china, multi-course meals, coffee poured from a pot, pillows, blankets...

It's like flying on Wardair....

Garrett said...

The main thing I noticed about the aircraft interior was the lack of overhead bins. What luxury!