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Picture of the Vickers VC10 Srs1101 aircraft

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G-ARV* Anticipating the imminent arrival of the widebody jets, around 1968 BOAC installed overhead lockers on their VC10 and 707 fleets. The colourful environment compares well to today's blizzard-white airliner interiors. Passengers enjoyed the luxury of individual adjustable air vents, no doubt to help blow away the cigarette smoke of their fellow travellers. The cabin crew's uniforms hark back to a time when even flying economy was glamorous. A hushed cabin resulted from the rear mounted R-R Conways.
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A visitor from - posted Wed February 29, 2012:
Great photo, as part of airline history

A visitor from Canada posted Tue February 28, 2012:
Flew the VC 10 a few times from BGI to LHR. Great airplane and the service was great even in economy

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 28, 2012:
This picture of an airliner classic brings out the glamour of a bygone era. As mentioned in the photographer's text passenger cabins back in the day were almost unique works in interior decoration. Today, most cabins are grey or blue. I like how the cabin lighting above the windows actually had a design on their panels. I remember as a kid Boeing 720 and 707 interiors had this feature. Also, it's hard to find a quality picture of a cabin interior from back in the day especially on the VC 10. Thanks for sharing.

A visitor from Ireland posted Tue February 28, 2012:
This airliner was a dream to fly on - and what service from the Speedbird crew both flight deck and cabin. This brings back fond memories!

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