Tuesday/ at the airport ✈️

I’m in the United Airlines lounge across from gate A10 (in Terminal A) here at Sea-Tac airport.
I have a short layover in San Francisco— if my Airbus A319 is going to pull up at the arrival gate by more than 30 mins late, I’m going to have to hurry up to board the flight to Auckland. (Looks like an on-time departure here out of Seattle, so it should be fine).

Unfortunately there is no view of tarmac from inside the United lounge here at gate A10. Check out these vintage photos mounted on the walls, though. The ‘Mainliner 300’ is the name United Airlines gave to the Douglas DC-6: a piston-powered airliner and cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958. 
This picture of a United Airlines ‘Mainliner 300’ over San Francisco is probably from the late ’40s or early ’50s.
‘Streaking across the continent at an average speed of 6 miles a minute, United Airlines’ great new Mainliner 300, the Douglas DC-6, on March 29 established a new coast-to-coast record of 6 hours 47 minutes 13 seconds for commercial planes’ — from a newspaper report in 1947.

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