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More: BEA - British European Airways
More: Vickers 953 Vanguard
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More: UK - England, August 1964
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G-APEK (cn 714) It's August, 1964 and it looks like evey seat is occupied on this 85-minute flight from LHR to GLA. BEA's 135-passenger 953s were all Y configured and this mid-cabin seated 77. A view out of the big 26 by 19 inch windows revealed red painted wings. Listen carefully, maybe you can even hear the Beatles singing "A Hard Day's Night" over the thrum of those big 17-foot props.
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A visitor from Germany posted Sat January 7, 2012:
Nice photo - nice journey back in time! Thanks for sharing!

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 6, 2012:
Beautiful photo! One thing that I noticed right away is the small amount of "stuff" in the overhead rack. Compare that to today, where we travel with massive amounts of e-toys, clothing, cameras, etc, and now look at the small amount of carry-ons that these folks had.

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 6, 2012:
Dan,
Not sure about "A Hard Day's Night....but when I listen carefully I can hear the Beatles singing "Back In The USSR".

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2012:
I flew on BEA Vanguards from LHR to JER a couple of times and I think the rear cabin behind the rear door was first class if my memort serves me well.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2012:
One of the blues brothers on this flight? lol nice catch...

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2012:
Lovely photo! First time I have seen the inside a PAX Vanguard. Nice plane - love those old Brits!

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2012:
Nice photo, but the guy with the dark sunglasses looks like D.B. Cooper!

A visitor from Italy posted Thu January 5, 2012:
Nice! I was born in August 1964! Not too different from now, not considering the missing smartphones...

A visitor from - posted Thu January 5, 2012:
Retro cabin picture!! Note overhead coat racks instead of luggage compartments! Thanks for sharing!

A visitor from - posted Thu January 5, 2012:
Love the overhead bins. Thanks for sharing!

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2012:
This is a rare and much appreciated look into the cabin of a rare turboprop airliner. Well done!

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