Boarding a Flight at Dulles in the 1960s

Here’s a cool old photo of passengers boarding a flight at Dulles Airport, probably some time in the early 1960s. If you’ve lived in the area for a long time, you’ll remember those old gangways, when the mobile lounges would take you directly to the airplane. Don’t forget to check out this post on Dulles Airport and this one with a great old promotional video from the 1960s.

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"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Va., 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges." A sort of giant rolling jetway (mostly out of frame at left) that carried passengers at Dulles from terminal to plane. The stair truck supported the gangway. 120mm color transparency by Balthazar Korab.
“Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Va., 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges.” A sort of giant rolling jetway (mostly out of frame at left) that carried passengers at Dulles from terminal to plane. The stair truck supported the gangway. 120mm color transparency by Balthazar Korab.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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