The DC-8, now in flight, will carry you to new heights of luxurious air travel (Sep, 1958)

The DC-8, now in flight, will carry you to new heights of luxurious air travel

DC-8 introduces you to Her Serene Highness – the Stratosphere Beneath the wings of the DC-8, the world falls swiftly below. The sky turns from blue to purple, and as you reach new heights, there conies over you a feeling of serenity never known to you before.

Cradled in your pressurized cabin in the Douglas Jetliner eight miles high, you gaze down on the toylike towns and peaks and waters of the world. Tranquilly suspended in the clear quiet of the stratosphere, you experience no sense of speed, no vibration, no engine’s roar . . . nothing but a beautiful peace of mind and body.

But the DC-8 offers more than speed and serenity. It brings you an unmatched history of experience, dependability and comfort. It is this which makes passengers and pilots look up to Douglas. You’ll sense it all in the fabulous . . .

DOUGLAS DC-8 JETLINER
Built by the most respected name in aviation

These famous airlines already have purchased the DC-8: ALITALIA-Linee Aeree Italiane • DELTA AIRLINES • EASTERN AIR LINES • JAPAN AIR LINES • KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIR LINES • NATIONAL AIRLINES • OLYMPIC AIRWAYS • PANAGRA • PANAIR DO BRASIL • PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS • SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM • SWISSAIR • TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES • TRANS CARIBBEAN AIRWAYS • TRANSPORTS AERIENS INTERCONTINENTAUX • UNION AEROMARITIME DE TRANSPORT • UNITED AIR LINES

6 comments
  1. Don says: November 8, 20109:57 am

    Oh noes: CHEMTRAILS!

    BE AFRAID!!!

  2. Kosher Ham says: November 8, 201010:29 am

    It is interesting that the DC-8 outlasted the 707 in commercial service. In many ways it was a better airplane as it was designed for growth. Sadly, the only Douglas plane in production now is the C-17 and when it completes, probably the Long Beach facility will shut down.

  3. Toronto says: November 8, 201011:25 am

    “there conies over you…” – how did the rabbits get on board?

    Maybe they should release snakes to get the rabbits.

    KH: That surprises me. I’d have figured on numbers alone the 707 would have beat the ’8, as there were about twice as many. Then again, the Douglas seemed almost infinitely extendible (though the stretched versions weren’t exactly pretty.)

  4. Richard says: November 8, 201012:25 pm

    I never got to fly on a 707, but I flew on several DC-8s in the mid 1980s (United Airlines, if I remember right).

    Interestingly, a DC-8 was, for all practical purposes that I as a passenger could notice, as fast and comfortable as the most modern Boeing or Airbus airliners flying today. It wasn’t as fuel efficient, of course. And the models I rode on lacked some of the modern electronic passenger entertainment that some newer airliners have. But it was a very nice ride.

  5. Bobbie says: November 8, 20107:31 pm

    I’m old and back in the day I always perferred to fly the DC8 over the 707. I don”t really remember why but I always seemed to be a better fight.

  6. Kosher Ham says: November 9, 201012:02 pm

    The DC-8′s still flying were all re-engined with CFM56 high bypass fanjets which made them as cheap to operate as the wide-bodied planes. Not only did the new engines give better fuel economy, but they also had reduced noise and the takeoff run was reduced by 800 feet!

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