Jet Age Image of KSFO

Found this image of the United terminal at KSFO from the 1960s. Looks like they were going for maximum boarding efficiency at those gates. A unique arrangement for sure. The aircraft are Douglas DC-8-50s. (Photo Credit: San Francisco International Airport)


Wow! Would love to see a video of how they parked.


That looos really weird looking! I wonder if they are even allowed to do that now.

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Wow that’s… amazing! Every day we learn something new.

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Interesting to see how things change. Back then, maximizing the number of planes and gates was not the concern. Today, you’ll see 10 planes parked with only a front entrance, facing the terminal. Cool to see the changes.

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Dang that was when they had circular terminals

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