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First Scheduled Transcontinental Flight: Anniversary, 1959

January 25th, 2024

"The Jet Age" opened when American Airlines began the first scheduled transcontinental passenger service with its new Boeing 707-123 Astrojet. Captain Charles Macatee flew Flagship California, N7503A, from Los Angeles International Airport to Idlewild in 4 hours and 3 minutes.

Source: www.thisdayinaviation.com/25-january-1959/

 
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