Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Touchdown in London – First Transatlantic flight with the 747

Written by Christopher • January 7th, 2008

Remember what it was like when air travel was luxurious and exciting? When you dressed up in your best suit or dress before boarding the plane. When working as a stewardess was almost the same as being a astronaut.

For you who don’t, let’s go back in time to 1970. When the first transatlantic flight to London was made with the Boeing 747 by the legendary Pan Am airline.

And here below British Airline BOAC introduces their first 747 jumbo jet in 1973 in London.


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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