1953 Canadian Pacific Flight – Vancouver to Tokyo

National Film Board short film – http://www.nfb.ca/film/transpacific_flight/

Narrated by Fred Davis… remember Front Page Challenge? He was the host for its entire 38 year run (1957-95) except the first few 1957 episodes. He died in 1996 at age 74. He was 32 at the time of this filming.

There’s a reference to 19 hrs YVR-TYO, although skeds from that period show it around 21 hrs WB. In Nov/53 YVR-TYO was 3 weekly, one of which continued to HKG. Sopac was once-weekily. Also a once-weekly YVR-HNL turnaround starting mid-Dec. YVR-MEX-LIM (as far south as that route went then) was also only once-weekly then. That was the extent of CP’s international network then. No Europe for another 2 years.

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