A BOAC Argonaut Speedbird poster from 1952.
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

The first direct London to Hong Kong flight 70 years ago took a total of 37 hours

  • The BOAC Argonaut had pressurised cabins, allowing it to operate at twice the speed and altitude of its compar­atively cumbersome counterparts
  • The first flight, which took off from Heathrow on August 23, 1949, arrived in Hong Kong three days late
A BOAC Argonaut Speedbird poster from 1952.
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