Post by Tom/CalClassic on Jan 15, 2021 22:18:57 GMT -5
Delta used the Golden Crown service moniker through 1958. In 1959 they instead called it Royal Service.
"Champagne accompanies your choice of entree on Delta's new DC-7 Royal Service Flights. Three stewardesses give new meaning to personal service. Your favorite beverage is available. Seats are reserved on most originating flights. There's fast baggage handling, and a special passenger agent at the airport. Make your next trip a royal experience - fly Delta Royal Service - at no extra fare!"
Delta's DC-7 coach service was still called "Royal Scot". "Hot meal included in fare. Beverage service available at popular prices. Reserved seats for your convenience. Deluxe decor - all this and more - at a coach fare!"
Post by Pixel Pilot on Jan 18, 2021 10:46:01 GMT -5
I took this picture sometime in the mid 1960's. I can't say exactly when. This was taken at the departure end of RWY 12R at Lambert International Airport (KSTL). I poked the camera lens through the chain link fence to get a clear shot.
Post by Pixel Pilot on Jan 19, 2021 10:19:31 GMT -5
Yes, little did I know that my summer afternoons at the end of the runway were basically the end of the propliner era. Even Ozark Airlines was phasing out their DC-3's. A constant in the St. Louis skies throughout my then young life.