American still wasn't satisfied however and pushed Douglas to produce an aircraft that could operate non-stop coast to coast. This became the DC-7, which we'll look at next. Ultimately the DC-6s proved more reliable than the technically superior DC-7s and correspondingly they tended to have longer careers. Small numbers of DC-6Bs made it into 1966, however N90751 was released much earlier. She became G-APZT and then 9K-ABB with Trans Arabia Airways. They merged into Kuwait Airways in April 1964. In 1968 she joined Alia Royal Jordanian, as JY-ADI, but was withdrawn and stored at Amman two years later and then broken up.
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