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Took my first commercial flight in 1955in an Eastern Airlines 'Connie'
Ah, yes. There would never be anything bigger, when you wore your Sunday best to travel, there was leg room, and everyone was served a hot meal that wasn't a bag of chips or peanuts. Although, I do prefer the new enclosed walkways instead of roll up stairs and dodging the elements to get into the terminal.
I have to agree toms1880. The Lockheed Constellation, Super Constellation, Military C & RC 121 is a beautiful Aircraft. Used by several Presidents, Truman Ike & etc, has been in operation since prior to WW2, thru the Viet Nam era. Equipped with both the R-3350, & R-3350 Compound, it served its Country well. Got some hours in flight & many in maintenance with it.
I've always thought of this machine as the most beaytuful