American Airlines enters the jet era in spectacular color

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April 24, 2021
American Airlines

American Airlines, which has sponsored many very successful aircraft entered the jet era with a three-pronged strategy which we bring to you in spectacular color.

Leading the charge was the Boeing 707 backed up by the Convair 990 with the Lockheed Electra for short-haul routes.

To launch the 707 and Electra in 1959 American Airlines produced the brochure below. The Convair 900 followed several years later.

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Boeing 707 cabin
Boeing 707 cabin
Lockheed Electra lounge
Mealtime for economy passengers
Lockheed Electra

 

Boeing 707
Playing cards on the 707