Aviation Photo #2074409 De Havilland DH-121 Trident 1C - BEA - British European Airways

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It's just the beginning of the Summer of Love, but some of the passengers on this BEA flight don't seem too excited. Maybe it's because the postmodern style of this cabin's decor is at odds with the wild psychedelic colours of 1967. A mixture of forward and backward facing seats allowed passengers to keep an eye on each other.
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    Dan Clark
    BEA - British European Airways
    De Havilland DH-121 Trident 1C
    De Havilland DH-121 Trident
    De Havilland DH-121 Trident
    De Havilland
    In Flight
    International Airspace
    June 1967
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Photo Added: March 03, 2012

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Anonymous
4 years ago
Interesting that those who have to face each other are purposely looking away.
I'm sure the airline realized this misconception quickly by declining numbers of passengers and put the seats straight.
Anonymous
4 years ago
What's Susan Boyle doing there?! Very nice photo of a cabin from the golden age of air travel
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fabulous quality for such an old and also very rare shot.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Lol! I thought the same thing about Susan Boyle!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Interesting piece of history. I, too, flew on one of these Tridents (LHR-ORL) and was taken aback to see rear facing seats (like a railroad car). I was quite relieved when I took my forward facing seat!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excellent historic shot! We're trying to recreate this with Trident 1C G-ARPO (www.savethetrident.org)

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