08.05.2015 | 16:35 | Georg Weindl (Die Presse) Air Hollywood ist keine Airline und die Boeing 747 auch nur eine Attrappe. Bei der Pan Am Experience genießen die Passagiere First-Class-Nostalgie der 1970er-Jahre. Nur geflogen wird nicht. Es gab einmal eine Zeit vor gefühlten hundert Jahren, da hatten die Menschen hierzulande etwas, was sich heute keiner mehr vorstellen kann: eine große Leidenschaft fürs Fliegen. Es war die teuerste und luxuriöseste Art, um die Welt zu reisen. Selbst ein Flug von Wien an die Adria hatte etwas Exotisches und verschlang locker ein halbes Monatsgehalt. Die Piloten in ihren dunklen Uniformen und den sportlichen Sonnenbrillen genossen einen Starkult, wie ihn heute nur noch die Fußballer von Real Madrid erreichen. Stewardessen mit ihren eleganten […]
By Noah Mark July 12, 2015 Most long time readers know that my family heritage with aviation runs a few generations. My granddad worked for Pan-Am way back when and my uncle was a pilot (not with flying experiences from “back in the day”). So when Noah Mark (a frequent contributor here on the blog) told me about the adventure he was going on I really wanted to go, but I was in Sweden for much of May this year so it did not work. But after seeing his guest post, I think I need to book time to go one day! – René As a frequent flyer and aspiring #AVGeek I cannot tell you exactly when I first heard […]
July 2015 by Phil Scott FoR HER BIRTHDAv in October, May Gin Ng and husband Roger Lee flew from San Francisco to Los Angeles to dine on airline food inside a stationary Boeing 747 ‘”It was the best birthday present I have received in many years,” she gushes. It also sounds like the kind of deal Tom Sawyer offered his friends to get them to whitewash his fence, but it’s called The Pan Am Experience, cooked up by Pan Am collector Anthony Toth. As a young child I flew on a Pan Am 747 and I instantly became obsessed,” says Toth, an airline executive. “Anything you can name, I have.” His collection, which includes uniforms, carts, dishes, linen, glasses, silverware, […]
JUNE 13, 2015 Never had the chance to fly Pan Am? Well, for $297 you can get a ride in their first class cabin… sort of. Here’s how it’s described: From its birth in 1927, Pan American Airways was the pioneer airline whose routes spanned 6 continents and more than 80 countries. Almost a century later, the name Pan Am is still a very powerful brand, and inside this Southern California motion picture studio sits an exact replica of the airline’s Boeing 747 and everything that made it so special.Your Pan Am experience starts on the main deck with a cocktail and beverage service in the First Class cabin.