It may seem odd that Lufthansa was using the B720 B, the "short range"
version of the 707 on trans-Atlantic routes, but they did. So did
Aer Lingus. The operation worked well, especially with the "B"
models with their upgraded JT3-D turbofan engines. Aer Lingus
made it work even with the straight turbojet JT3s on their Dublin – New
York route. This particular trip left Philadelphia in the late
afternoon and made a stop at Boston before continuing its journey to
Frankfurt. Using the somewhat-smaller and lighter 720 provided
these carriers with a cost-sensible means of flying services that were
a little too thin to warrant using full-size 707s. In this shot
D-ABON in being readied for the short leg to BOS.
sold in December, 1965 to Pan Am who used it for some seven years
before selling it to Avianca. As of 1982 it was being used as a
restaurant in Bogota.
Philadelphia, July, 1965