BOAC’s first B747 transatlantic flight

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  • AMcWhirter
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    I could not help sharing this short news clip with you.

    BOAC’s first B747 transatlantic flight took place in 1971 over a year after Pan Am brought its B747 into London Heathrow in January 1970.

    What strikes me is the changes in aviation over the years.

    These five things stand out:

    * Three cockpit crew

    * Cocktail bar occupied the small upper deck

    * First class seating looks little better than today’s premium economy

    * By contrast there was more room in economy class. At that time seating was 9-abreast

    * The IFE of that era

    BOAC would have been operating the B747-100 with its smaller upper deck compared to later models.

    Configuration was first and economy. No business class back then.

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    esselle
    Participant

    Roast beef from the trolley. My goodness, that brings back some memories!

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    DavidSmith2
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    still that same, now antiquated, 2-pin socket to listen to the IFE though!

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