Hyderabad: An image of people sitting in a lobby is viral on social media. Users claim that it is the economy class cabin of an aircraft from the 1960s.
"Economy Class seating On a Pan Am 747 in the Late 1960s," reads the caption.
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The claim is false.
NewsMeter performed a reverse image search on Google. We found a website 'Work That Works' that had uploaded a colored version of the same image. "Boeing 747, interior mock-up. A full-scale mock-up of the interior of the 747's passenger model. Boeing initially expected to sell only about four hundred 747 passenger planes and designed them for easy conversion into cargo carriers. When the passenger seats are removed the fuselage can accommodate containers stacked two units wide, two units high, and two or three ranks deep. Boeing has since sold more than one and a half thousand 747s. (Photo courtesy of the Boeing Company)," reads the caption.
We compared the original image with the viral one. The only difference between the two pictures is the color filter.
We searched on the website of Boeing and found the same image. "Mock-up of 747-100 Cabin, March 1967. Boeing delivered 250 of the 747-100s, the last in 1986. Boeing built two versions of the 747-100 passenger airplane, one of which had a higher payload capacity and was known as the -100B. The 747-100 also was available as a short-range airplane, which had a modified body structure to accommodate a greater number of takeoffs and landings. This model typically was used by airlines on short flights with a high-passenger capacity, as many as 550," reads the caption.
We also searched the image of a cabin in the flights in the 1960s and found an article published on Insider
Therefore, it is evident that the viral image is a mock-up of a Boeing cabin.