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From Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s to the smaller Bombardier CS100—we’re always interested in the latest and greatest in shiny new airplanes. However, we certainly can’t look forward without looking back, as we also have a soft spot for those aircraft which paved the way. That’s why we’re a little sad to say goodbye to one airplane in particular, as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 just completed its last regularly scheduled commercial flight.
The plane’s Wikipedia article is a good read for while you’re waiting for your inbox to load this morning, and that’s where you can learn all kinds of fun facts about the plane, which first took to the skies in the early 1970s.
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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).