Like today, back in 1958, United Air Lines was one of the largest airlines in the free world. This beautiful period colour film highlights United’s operations from the period. It includes their small town, short hop service with their Convair 340s, United’s trans-continental services with their DC-6s for convenient coast-to-coast service in comfort, and even their long haul over ocean service to the Hawaiian Islands on their Boeing Stratocruisers.
This film was made to promote the ease, convenience and safety of air travel to the travelling public of the day, for both the businessman and the leisure and sun seeking holiday makers visiting Hawaii.
United had retired their Boeing Startocruisers by the very early 1960s having replaced them with their new DC-8 jets. But United’s Convair 340 and DC-6 fleets would remain in service until 1967-1968 when they were replaced with new 737 jets.
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