Dublin to New York by Jumbo Jet 1971

'Newsbeat' went inside an Aer Lingus Boeing 747 jumbo jet for this report broadcast on 15 April 1971. Cathal O'Shannon boarded the jet on its first transatlantic flight from Dublin to New York to check out conditions and investigate the wisdom of investing in such state-of-the-art monster planes. Aer Lingus had just acquired two Boeing 747s, at a cost of $65 million. O'Shannon talks to air hostess Patricia Joyce, assistant general manager Arthur Walls and pilot Captain Pete Little.

Patricia Joyce, Aer Lingus Hostess

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