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UA "The Original Eight" 747?  
User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5962 posts, RR: 27
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12535 times:
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I was just watching an episode of Magnum P.I. (Echoes of the Mind) that originally aired in September of 1984 and there is a scene of a UA 747 pulling up to the gate at HNL that had large printing near the nose that said "The Original Eight". There was some smaller lettering underneath that, but I could not make it out. What did it say? What does Original Eight mean? How many planes was this on?


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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12523 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
What does Original Eight mean?

first 8 flight attendants ever

The “Original Eight” stewardesses were: Ellen Church, Margaret Arnott, Jessie Carter, Ellis Crawford, Harriet Fry, Alva Johnson, Inez Keller and Cornelia Peterman.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12454 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
What did it say? What does Original Eight mean?

Please see Reply 3 in this thread. It referred to the first 8 stewardesses employed by UA predecessor, Boeing Air Transport, in 1930.
UA 747 100 Name The Original Eight (by 747400sp May 2 2004 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
How many planes was this on?

Just the one 747-100, N4712U.


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It was one of 5 UA 747-100s sold to Pan Am in 1985, where it became "Clipper Tradewind".


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After Pan Am's demise, it was converted to a freighter and operated for Southern Air Transport and finally Polar Air Cargo.

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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5962 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12345 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
Just the one 747-100, N4712U.

How long did the plane carry the Original Eight name?



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User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 599 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12249 times:

God I love UA's old livery. I wish they'd bring it back.

User currently offlinesimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12015 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
It was one of 5 UA 747-100s sold to Pan Am in 1985, where it became "Clipper Tradewind".

Was this related or not to the Pacific sale? If so, how? I had never heard of this before. Thank you.


User currently offlineViscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 11231 times:
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Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 1):
first 8 flight attendants ever

The first 8 FEMALE flight attendants ever! Male flight attendants had already been operating in Europe for a number of carriers for many years. Swissair had the first female European flight attendant.



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User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8543 times:

Quoting PWMRamper (Reply 4):
God I love UA's old livery. I wish they'd bring it back.

I can absolutly second that. That was the best livery United ever had!


User currently offlinehigherflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7943 times:

Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 1):

first 8 flight attendants ever

The “Original Eight” stewardesses were: Ellen Church, Margaret Arnott, Jessie Carter, Ellis Crawford, Harriet Fry, Alva Johnson, Inez Keller and Cornelia Peterman.

They are still working and did the ORD-HNL turn last week.


User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2179 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7775 times:

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 5):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
It was one of 5 UA 747-100s sold to Pan Am in 1985, where it became "Clipper Tradewind".

Was this related or not to the Pacific sale? If so, how? I had never heard of this before. Thank you.

This had nothing to do with the Pacific sale. Like many other US airlines, UA discovered the 747 was too big for most of its domestic routes. UA sold five 747-122s to PA, and replaced the -122s with 767-222s.

In the 1970s, UA used 747-100s on routes like ORD-DTW / CLE / PIT / YYZ - a far cry from the CRJ-700s used to these cities now.



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2756 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6224 times:

Quoting higherflyer (Reply 8):
Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 1):

first 8 flight attendants ever

The “Original Eight” stewardesses were: Ellen Church, Margaret Arnott, Jessie Carter, Ellis Crawford, Harriet Fry, Alva Johnson, Inez Keller and Cornelia Peterman.

They are still working and did the ORD-HNL turn last week.

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