Stratocruiser United AirlinesUnited's twin-deck Mainliner Stratocruiser above Diamond Head. In daily high-speed service between California and Honolulu, these giant 55-passenger "Queens of the Skyway" have a six-compartment cabin with a colorful Hawaiian Lounge on the lower deck.
UNITED MAINLINER STRATOCRUISER AT HONOLULU AIRPORT
Vacationers from the Mainland with leis and Hawaiian entertainment upon arriving at Honolulu Airport form a United Air Lines Mainliner Stratocruiser.
UNITED AIR LINES —;Boeing 377 "Stratocruiser"
Photo courtesy of: The Boeing Company.
3. Boeing M-377 „Stratocruiser”
United's twin-deck Mainliner Stratocruiser —; "the World's Finest Stratocruisers" —; offer six spacious compartments, lower-deck Hawaiian Lounge, private stateroom and other exclusive features between California and Hawaii.
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser
With a range of 4,000 miles, the Model 377 was a descendant of the B-29. The 55 737s that were built formed the main transoceanic craft during the period 1947-1959. The upper deck alone could lounge 14 passengers or sleep 28.
Length: 1170, Wingspan: 141?. Maximum speed: 275 mph.
A feature of United Mainliner Stratocruiser travel between California and Honolulu is the "Snack Bar" buffet from which passengers help themselves. The appetizing spread includes relishes, cold meats, crisp salads, desserts, and hot and cold beverages.
Mid-cabin location of electric galley on United's Mainliner Stratocruiser permits fast, efficient preparation and serving of complete hot meals to passengers between California and Honolulu. Day flights also feature a special "Snack Bar" buffet.
Historical Aircraft Postcard #529
Boeing 377-10-34 Stratocruiser
N31226 c/n 15966/46
Photo from collection WGA