Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
I remember reading that the 707 had an option whereby it could be converted from pax config to cargo config within a few minutes, or flown as combie. Perhaps Air India bought 707s with that option.
Source: My memory of "the Max Ward Story" - I believe Wardair's 707s were convertible combies, but after they found out how profitable the concept turned out to be, the Canadian government prohibited this kind of operation to protect their Air Canada...
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Only VT-DVB "Kamet" and VT-DXT "Trishul" were delivered as Combi options. They were configured in a quick-change version to carry freight in the forward third of the main deck and passengers behind that if needed, but could (and did) also operate in all passenger versions as well.
The standard configuration of the 707s was 2-2 in First Class and 3-3 in Economy Class. The actual seating config varied by route and the different config options were F24/Y108, F16/Y126, F12/Y132 and Y162.
Source : Air India Cabin Crew Training Manual 1973, written by my mom