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Here's something you'll never see again on a commercial airplane: lounges in Economy Class.
The above video is an ad from United, to promote their new DC-10 airplanes flying between San Francisco and Washington DC-Dulles. These cross-country flights meant advertising space to stretch out, hence the stress on the "big" seats in coach.
Sadly there's no peek inside the other cabins in this video, but we must mention that just as United is dealing with the troubles of the Boeing 787 right now, it's not like they don't have practice. The DC-10 was another problem plane, with both engine and cargo door flaws. Sitting in that "Friendship Lounge" however, a passenger's mind would only be on pretending to live the high life en route to the other side of the country.
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What's the oldest flying DC-10 airplane up to these days? The answer: it's the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, completely reconfigured (see below) to be a learning center for opthamologists in the developing world and a temporary medical center for those in need, wherever Orbis flies. Even the guys in the cockpit are volunteer pilots.
What's Daniel Craig (aka the newest James Bond) name as his charity of choice? The answer: you guessed itthe Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.
The two have been working for a couple years now, raising the funds necessary for the DC-10 to get its jetfuel and get across the clouds to places like Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, where Craig came together with the crew to shoot an informative and touching mini-documentary (embedded below).