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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Saw this on the tribune site earlier, thought you might enjoy.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...ery,0,7826813.photogallery?index=1

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Thanks for posting, photo #20 sure looks like SFO in the 1960's.

User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

I long for the days of 9 abreast seating on a 747 in photo 19. Just think about the same 9 seats jammed into the much narrower 787.

Maybe they can bring back the "Mainliner" name if they merge with CO. United-Mainliner would be the current UA, United-Continental would be CO and United Ted would remain the bastard that it already is until the whole mess is integrated. In the early days, probably for regulatory reasons, "United" ticket offices would sell tickets for Varney Airlines, Boeing Air Transport and other subsidiaries. Perhaps they should change Ted to Varney in honor of UA and CO's common founder, Walter Varney. Unfortunately, I think Varney is kind of stupid sounding.


User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2446 times:



Quoting FriendlySkies (Thread starter):
Saw this on the tribune site earlier, thought you might enjoy.

Great link. As a former UA'er, I used to see pictures like that all over peoples cubicals at UAL HQ. I really think UA needs a museum. Too bad air travel ain't like it was 40 years ago...



Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them
User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Picture 13. A DC4 with a triple tail?? How many of these were made?

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

#11 is Newark Airport.


Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Was it just a picture tribute or is there an article attached to it?

User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2316 times:



Quoting BravoGolf (Reply 4):
A DC4 with a triple tail??

I believe the DC-4E had a triple tail. Not many were made and I wasn't aware that they ever made it to an airline, but the picture seems to say otherwise.



Hey Swifty
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Image #8 is awesome... look at those comfy seats!


Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2293 times:



Quoting BravoGolf (Reply 4):
A DC4 with a triple tail?? How many of these were made?

One. Never flew scheduled flights, except maybe as a substitute.

" a May 1938 non-stop flight from Denver to Newark. The 1,635-mile overland flight, equivalent to an Atlantic crossing from Africa to Brazil, was called the longest scheduled overland flight made to date."

Never heard of that one-- think a DC-3 could manage that?


User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

I like pictures 5 and 6 showing the Boeing 247, called by many the first true modern airliner. I wish I could have had the chance to fly in one!

User currently offlineSWABrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1948 times:



Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 7):


Quoting BravoGolf (Reply 4):
A DC4 with a triple tail??

I believe the DC-4E had a triple tail. Not many were made and I wasn't aware that they ever made it to an airline, but the picture seems to say otherwise.

The DC-4E did have a triple tail, and along with UA, I think AA was involved with its development. As far as I know, it never went into regular service with either because it was thought to be too big and too costly at the time. Douglas sold the only DC-4E to Japan before the start of WW II. The later DC-4/C-54 was a much different aircraft.


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Wonderful pic, thanks for posting them.

User currently offlineOcracoke From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 681 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

How many of those flight attendants are still working today? Big grin

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2444 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Amazing what you can find on YouTube:




Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Apart from the name, the one-off DC-4E had almost nothing in common with the DC-4/C-54 that went into production. The cockpit window design was similar.

User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Was that another row of windows high on the fuselage of the DC4E?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting BravoGolf (Reply 16):
Was that another row of windows high on the fuselage of the DC4E?

I think they were small windows for the upper-berth since seats were designed to convert to berths, much like the upper and lower berths on trains. Early DC-3s built as DSTs (Douglas Sleeper Transport) had similar windows for the same purpose, as did some DC-6s and DC-7s when equipped with optional upper berths that folded down from the ceiling. You can see these windows above every 2nd main passenger window on the early SAS DC-6 below.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e4/Douglas_DC_6_%2C_SAS_%2C_SE-BDC_%2C_Kodachrome_by_Chalmers_Butterfield.jpg

[Edited 2008-02-12 17:54:31]

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

They serve food on United? That must be a gazillion years ago.




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