The new turbo-compound-powered Super Constellation, following a 48-day test period, recently received a C.A.A. certificate qualifying it for public service. The first machine, destined for K.L.M., was due to arrive at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, last week, to begin a series of tours of the European capitals. Phrases from the makers' announcement refer to the new interior: "club-like lounge, with murals...sofa-type seats...bulkheads of rich wood... wall-to-wall carpeting...luxurious fabrics...and leather...ten-cubic-foot refrigerator...diffused lighting and four washrooms"; and, finally, "its compartmentation gives more passenger privacy." For complete privacy, no doubt, there is always the refrigerator - though, presumably, without murals.

Source: Flight International