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Pan Am What Aircraft In 1955  
User currently offlineAlaskaMD80 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 64 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Hello, i was talking to my Grandfather and he was telling me that he took
Pan American from Rome to JFK in 1955, i was wondering what aircraft they used on this route, he said that he doesnt remember. any help will be good, Thanks, Luciano


Luciano
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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Most likely a DC-6B or if it was "Rainbow" Tourist a DC-4.

User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Quoting AlaskaMD80 (Thread starter):

Probally a DC6 as Pan Am was using that type of aircraft at that time, have flown both the DC6 and DC7
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Pan Am DC6
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Pan Am DC7
Pan AM had just introduced the DC7, so it could have been either one, maybe some others will jump in and help. Remerber this was before the jet age, so lots of these aircraft only had ranges of 4000 miles. So there must have been stops invovled



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User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Or you could check the Pan Am web site at Pan Am.org


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
Pan AM had just introduced the DC7, s

Correct, first delivery was 5/25/55 DC-7B N771PA Clipper Evening Star.

So it could have been either a 4, 6, or 7.


User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Pan Am had Boeing Stratocruisers as well as DC-6's and DC-7's in 1955; but I think the Stratocruisers were mainly on the Pacific routes.


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User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Have somemore info for you that I found on the Pan Am web site
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Pan Am DC7 sleeper and First Class service
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The DC7


Hope you enjoy them



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

No transatlantic DC-4s that late (for passengers, anyway). Offhand I'd say the DC-6B is most likely, with DC-7B and B377 tied for second place. I'll check and see if any B377s went as far east as Rome.

User currently offlineKhushdesi From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

$1,348! wow! i looked it up on an inflation adjustment calculator, and that fare would be over $10,000 today. but looking at the picture, it looks like the service was worth it.  Smile

User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Big version: Width: 1200 Height: 640 File size: 314kb
Pan AM map for 1950



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2770 times:

In 10/55 PA had 12 flights a week from Rome to IDL-- two DC-6Bs via the Azores, three DC-6Bs via Paris-SNN-BOS, three all-first-class B377s via Paris, and four all-tourist DC-7Bs via Paris.

User currently offlineAlaskaMD80 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 64 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Hello, everyone thanks for all your help, i dont know if this has anything to do with the flights, but he said it was very hot when he got here, would that make a difference with what aircraft they used in different seasons? Also could the flight have been direct, he said he doesnt remember making stops. Thanks again, Luciano


Luciano
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6822 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

If by "direct" you mean nonstop, then no, not in 1955. The DC-7Bs and B377s both scheduled a stop in Paris, and the B377s (at least) probably needed another stop on the westward flight.

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