• Short Summary

    Pan American uses computers to speed up flight bookings.

  • Description

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Title reads 'Air Travel News - Electronic System Speeds Flight Booking'.

    Ground to air shot of Boeing 707 plane in flight. MCU. Passengers seated in aeroplane. MS. Boeing 707 on the airport with crowd around it. CU. Animated map showing the places this advanced system will cover, it will cover 114 cities on six continents. The brain will be installed in the new Pan American Building in New York City. Pan up shot of Pan American building still under construction. MS. President of Pan American, Mr Juan T. Trippe and Thomas Watson, the chairman, signing contract. Various shots of the electronic system in action. Airline personnel almost anywhere in the free world will maintain two way contacts with powerful twin computers, which retain necessary information on magnetic disk files. At telegraph speed the electronic "Clearing House" will book and confirm seats on flights, provide reservation for air cargo, and handle other specific requirements. LS. Boeing 707 taking off.

    (Comb. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 19/03/1962.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:02:56:00 / 02:04:03:00
    UN 3583 G

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