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Boeing Makes History On October 26th Again …

Fifty-three years ago today, on the evening of October 26th 1958, crowds gathered to witness history, the first Boeing 707-121 commercial passenger flight. Pan Am’s “Clipper America” (N709PA) flew from Pan Am’s Wordport, at New York’s Idlewild Airport to Paris’ Le Bourget Airport with 11 crewmembers and 111 passengers for eight-and-a-half hours. The Boeing 707’s…

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The Golden Jet Age Started Today … 53 years ago

1958 was a big year for travel, starting on January 1st a BOAC Bristol Britannia broke the New York to London speed record, flying the route in 7 hours 57 minutes, followed by the first ever two-way moving sidewalk being introduced at Dallas’s Love Field and of course Boeing delivering the first ever 707 to…

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The ‘You Might Be An Airline Geek If…’ Quiz

Summer is in the air, the sun is shining, some airlines are doing well and others are on strike … so I figured this might be a good time to interject some humour into Flying With Fish. To completely rip off a comedy concept by Jeff Foxworthy, this post is all about “You might be…

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