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(Video) 6 1/2 Magic Hours (1958) - Pan Am Jet Clipper Service

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Aviation Film about Pan Am Flight 1000 Boeing 707 Jet Clipper Service (www.youtube.com) More...

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RuShoes
Jim Kerr 1
I cannot imagine a trans-Atlantic flight in a suit and tie. I would also like to have the little girl's coloring book!
indy2001
indy2001 1
Before we get carried away, let's remember something. The cost of a ticket was much higher than it is now. I found in a 1958 issue of the TWA "Skyliner" magazine that they proposed reducing the roundtrip New York-London jet fare to $350. That was for a special off-season, 17-day ticket. Running those numbers through the inflation calculator

indy2001
indy2001 1
(Believe it or not, the cat stepped on the keyboard and sent the previous message before I was finished. The rest of the message follows...)

gives a fare of nearly $2900 in 2010 dollars (the last year for which the calculator works). Like everyone else, I miss the good old days. But at least jet travel isn't only for the rich any longer.
WALLACE24
WALLACE24 1
Comfortable jet travel is still for the wealthy. Looking at that service and space on board the 707----a GV comes to mind.
bill54494
Bill Menzel 0
The travail is now back in travel!
iFlyGr8
iFlyGr8 0
First Class, every class.
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
Too bad it's not as refreshing now as it was then.
pdixonj
pdixonj 0
you have Deregulation, high oil prices, economic recessions, and terrorism to thank for that.

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