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On April 1st, BOAC moves six years ahead of any other airline. The BOAC Super VC 10 takes off for London. Triumphantly swift, silent, serene. Up to now, all transatlantic jets have had their en gines on the wings. Now comes the first really big "second generation" transatlantic jet. It's totally dif ferent from any big jet now flying. The jets are in the tail. This way the wings are left clean, so they lift better. (The BOAC Super VC 10 gets off the ground almost 25% quicker than anything now flying the North Atlantic. And it lands over 20 mph slower.) The jets are bigger. They're grown-up versions of the Rolls-Royce Conway fan jet; by far the world's most reliable engine. (In fact, they're the most powerful airline engines in the world.) And, with the four jets in the rear, the cabin is astonishingly quiet. You can talk without raising your voice. Even the air you breathe is different in BOAC's Super VC 10. It's the first aircraft to be totally air-conditioned. (Never gets stuffy when you're waiting on the ground.) And then *14/21-day midweek economy fare not applicable during certain p there's the new BOAC Super VC 10 seat. For the first time you get plenty of leg room, even in economy class. But don't just take our word for it. Call your Travel Agent and fly the BOAC Super VC 10. On April 1st, the first one leaves from New York for London. Fly the BOAC Super VC 10 to London and Bermuda daily from New York. It starts flying to both places on April 1 and costs you no more than on ordinary jets. Only $300* round trip to London and $95 round trip to Bermuda on BOAC's 17-day economy fare. And don't forget the nicest thing about All over the world BOAC flying with British Overseas takes good care of you Airways Corporation is still D O A our people. Our warm, friendly, incredibly courteous people. AND Once you fly with us you'll B'OA''-UNARD know what we mean. Servicesoperated for BOAC-CUNARD by BOAC eak summer periods.