Air Liners Have Berth Facilities (Jun, 1934)

Air Liners Have Berth Facilities

GIANT air cruisers, equipped with comfortable sleeping quarters, will soon take flight, to mark another forward step in aviation. Each plane will have six compartments which may be converted into upper and lower berths.

These berths are longer than those in standard railroad sleeping cars and are furnished with reading lights, individually controlled air heat and the customary berth accessories. When not used for sleeping purposes, the berths are made into comfortable lounge type chairs as shown in photo, left.

  1. Firebrand38 says: February 28, 20086:54 pm

    Oddly enough, these airliners were quite luxurious. Unless I miss my guess this article is referring to the Curtiss Condor II T-32 airliner. It was a biplane and carried only 12 passengers.
    American Airways later became American Airlines, of course.


  2. Alan J. Richer says: February 29, 20084:48 am

    I think you’re right – the only other one that comes to mind is the DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport – the first production DC3s) and I believe they used a folding bunk though I’m not positive on that.


  3. Firebrand38 says: February 29, 20089:19 pm

    The DC-3 DST had a similar arrangement (with upper and lower berths) but it first flew about a year and a half after this article was published http://www.centennialof…

    Also see http://www.dc3airways.c… and http://www.stinsonflyer… for the DST.

  4. Firebrand38 says: March 4, 200811:45 am

    See also our own blog http://blog.modernmecha…

  5. Charlie says: March 4, 200811:53 am

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