At the time I was a very young, budding aviation afficianado and remember occasionally spotting the EI
720's on a Dublin-Shannon-Montreal-Chicago and return routing. Alot of European airlines used YUL
as an en-route stop on the way to Chicago in that era. AF
also did for sure. I believe SR
and SAS did as well.
I don't think the service lasted much past 1967 or 1968 unfortunately.From that time onwards, Chicago was served non-stop from Shannon.
arrivals were during the mid-afternoon at around 14:00 EDT a couple of times per week if I'm not mistaken.
First class must have been amazing in those days.I don't think "over-drinking" was regarded as an outrageous event back then and probably occured frequently.
I wouldn't be surprised if the stewardesses were routinely hit on amid the clouds of cigarette smoke.
Ahhh, the "swinging" sixties.