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VIDEO: Dublin to New York on an Aer Lingus 747 in 1975

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 12:02pm
VIDEO: Dublin to New York on an Aer Lingus 747 in 1975

Passengers on board the 1975 flight.

VIDEO: Dublin to New York on an Aer Lingus 747 in 1975

Passengers on board the 1975 flight.

This is what it was like flying from Dublin to New York on an Aer Lingus 747 Jumbo Jet in 1975.

This brilliant footage was first broadcast by RTE and perfectly captures the excitement and glamour of cross-Atlantic air travel in the 1970s.

This was in a time long before budget airlines made flying accessible for all; when taking a plane was the ultimate indulgence and the exclusive preserve of the better-off.

This clip offers a unique insight into the work of the crew in the cockpit and the top-class facilities on offer to passengers.

We hope you enjoy this nostalgic flight.

 

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