DISCOVER A NEW HIGH IN AIR TRAVEL… (Mar, 1955)

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DISCOVER A NEW HIGH IN AIR TRAVEL…

TWA’s great new SUPER-G CONSTELLATIONS LARGEST. MOST LUXURIOUS AIRLINERS IN THE SKIES TODAY!

> Created by Lockheed especially for TWA!

> Powered by Curtiss-Wright’s newest Turbo-compound engines!

> Interior by Henry Dreyfuss. world-famous designer!

Step aboard and enjoy the most delightful non-stop service between major cities coast to coast. TWA’s great, new Super-G Constellation is a perfect combination of outstanding speed and supreme luxury — a combination never before dreamed possible aloft!

Every feature of this new giant of the skyways is a tribute to painstaking planning and engineering—such scientific advances as a nose equipped for radar to “see” weather a hundred miles ahead — such luxuries as the glare-free picture windows that give you a better view of the world below. You can sit back and relax in one of the four spacious cabins (yes, four!) …or sleep away the miles in your own full-length berth. Special soundproofing quiets the four mighty Turbo-compound engines to a reassuring hum.

Scores of other features will delight you, too . . . the richly decorated lounge where you can enjoy pleasant conversation with fellow passengers, three beautifully appointed lavatories, adjustable reading lights, handy baggage racks, wood-paneled interiors, the widest, roomiest seats in coast-to-coast service! And TWA’s traditionally superb service matches the luxurious setting every moment you’re aboard.

Plan to be one of the first to fly TWA’s great, new Super-G Constellations. For information and reservations, see your TWA travel agent or call your nearest Trans World Airlines ticket office.

Fly the finest… FLY TWA

13 comments
  1. Gregly says: November 10, 20089:43 am

    That simply cannot be. Short of having a private plane, air travel simply cannot have ever been that luxurious. I don’t care what class you’re flying.

    It boggles my mind.

  2. K!P says: November 10, 200810:24 am

    ooooh square windows :)

  3. Scott says: November 10, 200810:49 am

    The Connie was easily the most beautiful airliner every designed. Another Lockheed triumph.

  4. Al Bear says: November 10, 200810:53 am

    The interior decor is autrocious! but this was the A380 of it’s day I bet, *but only traveling at a fraction of the speed*

  5. Steve says: November 10, 200812:23 pm

    “The interior decor is autrocious!”, what… compared to the lovely designs of today’s airliners?

  6. Eli says: November 10, 200812:57 pm

    They had complimentary canapes, cheese and fruit.

    I have to beg the attendants to give me a whole can of soda. Assuming there’s food service at all.

  7. Jilly says: November 10, 20081:27 pm

    The guy behind the “stewardess” is totally checking out her butt.

  8. Michael Patrick says: November 10, 20082:44 pm

    This was back before airlines became buses of the sky and people actually dressed-up to fly.

  9. beagledad says: November 10, 20084:24 pm

    When I was a kid my mom made me wear a jacket and tie when we flew, and the food was an actual meal, served hot, with real plates and utensils. And that was in economy. (On the other hand, half the people on the plane smoked, and the whole thing smelled like a giant dirty ashtray.)

  10. Randy says: November 10, 20085:11 pm

    I think the two pages are reversed in order–the disembodied tail section on the full-page picture should connect to the rest of the plane on the other page.

    I think there was some artistic license used in portraying the space available in the Connie. See http://www.conniesurviv… for the actual proportions of the cabin…

  11. Tracy B. says: November 10, 20087:10 pm

    In those days only the well to do could afford to travel by air; now the well to do have their own private jets. The Wright Turbocompound engines (also used on the DC-7) were notoriously unreliable. When the 707 and DC-8 became available, the wright engined planes were retired.

  12. JMyint says: November 11, 200811:02 am

    Well in 1954 a Super Constellation was chosen as Eisenhower’s plane and was the first plane to carry the call sign “Airforce One”. The Super Constellations offer a big leap in air transportation in that with their 4000 miles range they could make New York to London non-stop in thirteen and a half hours. Which was a big improvement over the route that required stop overs in Labrador and Ireland.

  13. Toronto says: November 11, 20087:45 pm

    I’ve always associated turbo-compounding engines with low-altitude use, such as on the Britania-based Argus sub-hunter planes. (Compounders use the exhaust pressure to spin power into the crankshafts, instead of using it to compress the intake charge as on a turbocharger.)

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