Hello, i was talking to my Grandfather and he was telling me that he took
Pan American from Rome to JFK in 1955, i was wondering what aircraft they used on this route, he said that he doesnt remember. any help will be good, Thanks, Luciano
Probally a DC6 as Pan Am was using that type of aircraft at that time, have flown both the DC6 and DC7
Pan Am DC6
Pan Am DC7
Pan AM had just introduced the DC7, so it could have been either one, maybe some others will jump in and help. Remerber this was before the jet age, so lots of these aircraft only had ranges of 4000 miles. So there must have been stops invovled
No transatlantic DC-4s that late (for passengers, anyway). Offhand I'd say the DC-6B is most likely, with DC-7B and B377 tied for second place. I'll check and see if any B377s went as far east as Rome.
Hello, everyone thanks for all your help, i dont know if this has anything to do with the flights, but he said it was very hot when he got here, would that make a difference with what aircraft they used in different seasons? Also could the flight have been direct, he said he doesnt remember making stops. Thanks again, Luciano