Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pan Am: Pan American World Airways, 1927-1991

Above: scanned image and accompanying text for a Pan Am ("World's Most Experienced Airline") ad from 1965. "Et cetera. Ad infinitum." Don't forget: you, too, can go back in time and "call on a Pan Am Travel Agent or any Pan Am ticket office."  From the vantage point of 2012, however, you might want to check with Delta Air Lines -- they absorbed much of Pan Am when it dissolved in 1991, largely as a result of fallout from the First Persian Gulf War.

Today's Rune: Journey.  


jodi said...

Erik, Pan Am reminds me of back when flying was still glamorus. You could dress up, smoke, and have a free martini! Now we have Spirit Airlines, and they suck!!

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember a prized toy I had as a kid, a model Pan Am aircraft.

Adorably Dead said...

I slightly remember Pan Am. Then again I was 6 when they got absorbed or whatnot. :p So that would explain the lack of memory.