Boeing 377 : A Luxury Story
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The Boeing B377 Stratocruiser was a civilian derivative of the famed B-29 Bomber of World War II. Unique among the B-29 characteristics was its pressurized cabin allowing it to fly above weather and enemy fighter aircraft. Pan American was interested in the civilian variant, as a pressurized aircraft would offer passengers a more comfortable flying experience. The Stratocruiser joined the Pan American fleet in 1949 with its first flight between San Francisco and Honolulu on April 1. The aircraft soon launched service from New York to London and Paris and Pan American World Airways set a new standard of luxury.
Highlights from the Boeing 377 : A Luxury Story permanent exhibit
Original Boeing 377 Propeller Blade