Trans World Airlines (photographer), Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (originator)
While it would be possible to fly the Lockheed Constellation across the country non-stop in less than 9 hours, in actual scheduled service-allowing for one stop-it coud carry this group from Los Angeles to New York in less than 10 hours. This super-transport, originally designed as a luxury liner for Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc,, would be making such flights today if the world were at peace. But this is war and luxury must wait. The craft will be turned over to the Army by TWA for wartime duty. The Constellation can carry 57 passengers in super luxury.
United Air Lines, Inc. (photographer), Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (originator)
Boeing 40-B2's of this type carried mail and passengers between San Francisco and Chicago in 1927 on the 1,918-mile route of Boeing Air Transport, a predecessor company of United Air lines which marks its 25th anniversary this year. Payload of the single-engined transport plane was 1,000 pounds, including two passengers, mail and baggage. Cruising speed was 105 miles an hour, compared with five-mile-a-minute, 50-passenger DC-6 Mainliners of today. (1951?)