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Title Delta DC-8 Royal Jet Service is for Everybody
Date 10/1959
Collection Delta Air Lines Audiovisual: Print Advertising
Catalog Number 2005.37.1
Object Name Ad, Print
Extent of Description 1 magazine advertisement, 10.25"x14"
Creator Burke Dowling Adams (BDA)
Admin/Biographical History This is one of Delta's early jet service advertisements, published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine, 10/17/1959 issue. Delta inaugurated the world's first Douglas DC-8 jet service on September 18, 1959.
Scope & Content Full-color magazine advertisement. Title/Subtitle: "Delta DC-8 Royal Jet Service is for Everybody / Deluxe First Class and Thrifty Supercoach."

Text: "Passengers on Delta's initial DC-8 Royal Jet Service flights between Atlanta and New York will be quick to recognize that a new standard of luxury and comfort have been established in this swift moving Jet Age. World's newest, largest true jetliner, the DC-8 is years ahead in design and decor. Quiet, vibration-free cabins of new beauty and spaciousness feature the accomodations for both first class and supercoach passengers. Cruising at nearly 600 mph, these luxurious jetliners provide a host of new conveniencesand sustantially more individual room for all passengers. Inaugural service over routes shown on the map will be effective: Atlanta-New York, now operating/ Chicago/Miami, Atlanta/Miami, October 15 / Remainder of pattern by late November."

Route map shows "Initial Delta Royal Jet Service Routes" to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New Orleans, New York
Credit line Gift of Debra Joseph
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Royal Jet Service
Douglas DC-8-10
Douglas DC-8
First Class
Economy Class
Logo, Delta Classic Widget
Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia
South (U.S.)
New York, Ny.
New York
Northeast (U.S.)
Chicago, Il.
Illinois
Midwest (U.S.)
Dallas, Tx.
Texas
Detroit, Mi.
Michigan
Miami, Fl.
Florida
New Orleans, La.
Louisiana
Subjects Advertisements
Passengers
Aircraft
Airplanes
Airport terminals
Maps
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Briefcases
Bags
Overcoats
Stairways