In the summer of 1987, my father and me travelled from BRU to YMX. Beforehand, we bought tickets that were amazingly cheap at that time. The airline was NATIONAIR Canada, we had never heard of it.
Arriving at Brussels, we were curious which kind of aircraft would wait for us.
The Nationair Jet was parked away from the terminal. I could not believe my eyes: it was a DC-8! I was very pleased: already by then, DC-8's were not in service that much anymore, and it seemed like a big thing having the chance to really fly on one.
On the body, next to the Nationair letters, we could read: Montreal-Brussels $299 (can't exactly remember if it was $299 or $399).
On the plane, everything was kind of worn out and yellow, the windows were all old and milky except for the ones inside the emergency doors. But besides that, it was very cosy on that plane, almost like a museum ride, a welcome contrast to the mass transporters, the wide body jets of our days. Service was very good and punctual, both ways.
Click for large version
Photo © AirNikon