LHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 21188 times:
I have seen the first 3 photos before but can't for the life of me remember the carrier: perhaps JAL in the first one (but I can't tell you why I think that!)
The lounge with the green carpet is interesting because I flew on a BA 747 in 1978 SFO-LHR that had the same lounge furniture (the alternating direction sofa in the centre is a very vivid memory because I slept on 1 during the overnight flight, aged 6) but I can't say if the colour scheme or the fabrics are BA for sure: perhaps same layout, different finishes in BA service?
DTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1869 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 21040 times:
I agree--the gold cabin looks like the aft cabin of "Fat Albert." Each cabin had a name--"The green room", "the red room" and the "gold room." First class had blue seats but we were forbidden to call it "The Blue Room" because that is airline slang for lavatory. All of B zone and the upper deck were lounge areas with a stand up bar in the center forward bulkhead of the cabin. Working that position was a real deal because (unbeknownst to BI) we would discreetly display a tip cup. It paid for the first round of drinks in HNL. They would have skinned us slowly if they had known.
There was also a small TC lounge for a brief time in D zone just forward of door 4L.
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Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 21026 times:
The second to last photo is a mock-up,
There are no oxygen drop-out panels, infact there are no sidewall panels at all - they look like singe-pieces whereas we all know airliner interiors are made of individual panels installed together... To say nothing of the furniture!
Even the earliest 747s had this sort of upper deck, which is nothing like the photo.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 20678 times:
Quoting ghifty (Reply 7): The last one's color palette seems to go in-line with PSA's.
But PSA didn't operate 747s, and their L-1011s were also a major mistake.
That also looks much like Wardair's interior with the colored wall panels (DC-10-30 below), but I'm quite sure that by the time Wardair put their first 747 into service (built for Braniff but not taken up), they were 10-abreast (3-4-3), not the early 9-abreast (3-4-2) economy configuration shown in that 747 photo.
You can see a portrait of James Cook in the back of the cabin. Those wooden sailship-style railings are funny in a 747. And the table-stands are modeled after sailship masts, the tables itself showing old maps.
I initially thought that this photo was TW but agree it could also be AA. The only issue I have with these two possibilities is the number of windows. This is clearly a 200 series or one of the fairly rare 100's with the extra windows. I can't think of any 200's that were operated by AA although TW did operate a few. The only carrier that I know for certain that had the extra windows on the 100's was UA and I'm about certain this isn't theirs. Not in their configuration anyway. There may well be others but I don't recall. With all of the varies leasing arrangements during this period I suppose there are any number of variables that would come into play.