• Short Summary

    A Boeing 747 flew from Seattle, Washington, where it was built, to New York City yesterday (Dec. 2) in the first public preview of what jumbo-jet airline service will be like.

  • Description

    A Boeing 747 flew from Seattle, Washington, where it was built, to New York City yesterday (Dec. 2) in the first public preview of what jumbo-jet airline service will be like.

    Only 176 passengers--mostly newsmen and about one half a full load for the plane-moved about in the enormous cabin area and the upstairs cocktail lounge.

    Twice as massive as any previous airliner, the plane is expected to be put into regular operation first by Pan American World Airways early next year.

    The plane costs about 28 million dollars, including spare parts or four times the cost of the original Boeing 707.

    A total of 185 of the Jumbo Jets have been bought by 28 airlines in the United States and overseas. Pan American will arrange its seating for 58 in first class and 304 in economy class. Many other airlines will accommodate similar loads-- between 350 and 375 passengers But the plane can taker up to 490 passengers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27VGG8TCKYR2EJFW9CE7IZU1P
    Media URN:
    VLVA27VGG8TCKYR2EJFW9CE7IZU1P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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