By the time this ad ran in 1941, the Boeing 314 had been in service for two years, and things were doing so well it was time for more Clippers

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Years ago, I knew a man who had twice been a passenger on the 314.  Of course it was the most luxurious flight imaginable, but he also said it was much noisier than he expected.  Bumpy too.  Makes sense though: it was unpressurized and had to fly low. 

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