Friday, December 26, 2014
American Airlines Flagship Sleeper
For those complaining about holiday air travel, take heart, you could be flying on a DC-3, sleeper.
I was born into a world were many people could remember the very early days of the air age, and some could remember a world before there were any airplanes at all. I can still remember a trip to the Pittsburgh airport to see jets. They were new, and because the tickets were far more expensive than on prop planes, it was predicted that only the rich would ever fly on a jet. The rest of us would have to settle for good old propellers. I'm fairly certain that these planes are DC-3's. I'd love to fly on one as an adventure, but if I could afford a ticket to France, I'd prefer a jet.