Here’s a look back at what UAL flights were like — or were supposed to be like — back in the fifties.
United Airlines flights in the 50s: Radar means extra care on every Mainliner
Captain Jack Holst tells how United’s radar works. “With radar, United pilots can look 150 miles ahead, X-ray cloud masses, and avoid centers of turbulence without long detours.
On United — with radar on every plane — we can give you smoother flights, more on-time arrivals. United is the only coast-to-coast airline with radar on every plane.” First Class or Air Coach, you can enjoy United’s Extra care — all the way!
The airline that’s most like home
On United, you enjoy a feeling of at-homeness that’s found on no other airline. You’ll sense it when you make your reservation, when you board your Mainliner.
Aloft, a deep, soft seat, a delicious meal invite you to relax in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Nice to know, too, that United is the only coast-to-coast airline with radar on every plane. You pay no more on United, but you get so much extra!
United Airlines flights in the ’50s: Red carpet service costs no more
Your celebrity-style welcome is only the beginning of United’s famous Red Carpet service. You get extra speed — on the DC-7, fastest airliner coast-to-coast by half an hour.
And you get extra service, too — deluxe seating accommodations, luxury meals and refreshments, special baggage handling. Also Red Carpet Service, fastest along the Pacific and to Hawaii. Yet there’s no extra fare!
United Airlines in the ’50s: Only coast-to-coast all-radar fleet
You’re sure of more on-time arrivals and smoother, more comfortable flights on United’s radar-equipped Mainliners. United, the Radar line, is the only coast-to-coast airline with radar on every plane.
Radar X-rays weather up to 150 miles ahead, shows where storm centers are, helps the pilot avoid turbulence and detours. Next time, call United — or your travel agent.
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You’re in a roomy “home in the sky” when you fly United Air Lines
ALL UNITED MAINLINERS — FIRST CLASS AND AIR TOURIST — FEATURE 2 ABREAST SEATS AND WIDE AISLES!
ALL INTERIORS are designed to give you more room, more comfort…. you have the impression that you’re a welcome guest, being entertained in a roomy, comfortable “home in the sky.”
The air is yours… use it to travel above the bad weather: United Aircraft Corporation (1950)
Best from the East to all the West! United Air Lines
UAL in the fifties: It could only be one airline …With mainliner luxury and comfort
Leadership has a style all its own. You see it in the beauty and comfort of United Mainliner interiors. You enjoy other evidences of United leadership, too. Luxurious Red Carpets service, for example, on the DC-7, nation’s fastest airliner.
Delicious meals… table-served. The only coast-to-coast airline with radar on every plane. And it’s all yours to enjoy at the regular fare.