United Airlines in 1962: Opening Pancake Shops at O'Hare
Look what we found! Why, it's a June 1962 edition of United's old in-flight magazine, Mainliner. This week, we'll be flipping through the pages and learning a thing or two about the United of the dawn of the jet age.
What better place to start than with United's headquarters in Chicago? In this issue of Mainliner, United profiles their hometown airports: O'Hare and Midway, though O'Hare's modern architecture is obviously the focus of the pride. They've just opened some Mies van der Rohe-designed terminals, after all, and Chicago is only beginning to make its mark as the "Crossroads of the Nation" in terms of jet travel.
Our favorite part? What's still expected (emphasis our own):
United, with over 225 flights a day in and out of O'Hare, occupies 130,000 square feet of area that includes 16 gate positions. ...Completed or about to be completed in the terminal complex are two barber shops, five dining rooms, two cocktail lounges, several bars, coffee shops, pancake shops and snack bars.
Want to actually read the article? Check out larger images here and here.
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