had plenty of time to become well acquainted with the brochure while
preparing it for this page, I'm convinced. Even though the promo
shots were most likely taken on the ground, I want to fly on an Aer
Lingus Shamrock Jet! Even in the rear cabin, this was real
luxury. For one thing, only 117 seats altogether.
first glance, it appears that the schedules were flown with 707s (it's
even called a Boeing 707-048 in the brochure), but the Shamrock Jets
were in reality 720s. I missed it myself, and thank Jon Proctor
for pointing out my oversight. Even with additional fuel capacity
installed, the three 720s were not always capable of nonstop Shannon -
New York, especially during the winter when the winds over the North
Atlantic are strongest, requiring a stop at Gander or other suitable
The brochure is
printed on heavy, textured paper and was apparently created at
considerable expense. 10 3/4" x 7 7/8". The details of how it came to me are
with time, but it's safe to say that Aer Lingus gave it to me either
because I wrote to them as a boy or visited one of their city district
sales offices with my young hand out.
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