By Vojtěch Berger July 8, 2017 Original Story Šestadvacet let po krachu společnosti Pan American žije značka kdysi slavných aerolinek dál. I díky restauraci otevřené v Los Angeles, která připomíná zlatou éru létání. Retrovečeře ve věrné kopii Jumbo Jetu přijde na stejné peníze jako skutečná letenka. Na vstupenky se ale stojí fronty. A makety letadel Pan Am přibudou možná i v dalších amerických městech. Za letištní přepážkou stojí stevard v dobové uniformě, který ťuká do obstarožní klávesnice. Vydá palubní vstupenku, opatří ji gumovým razítkem a popřeje hezký let. Všechno jako na přelomu 60. a 70. let minulého století. A všude logo společnosti Pan Am, která už dávno nelétá. Dojem, že jsme o půlstoletí zpátky, nezkazí ani špalír letušek a rychlé bezpečnostní […]
July 7, 2017 Original Story LOS ANGELES, July 7 — Diners can relive the golden age of air travel at a Los Angeles restaurant that recreates the experience of flying with Pan Am World Airways in the 1970s. The “Pan Am Experience,” designed by aviation themed film production company Air Hollywood, allows guests — dubbed ‘passengers’ — to step back in time to dine inside an exact interior replica of a Pan Am Boeing 747. The experience is divided into First Class cabins, where two tickets cost US$690 (RM2,965), US$590 for the Main Deck and US$490 for two seats at a Clipper Class cabins, with an upper deck dining room accessible via an original spiral staircase. The restaurant is the […]
by Siddharth Raja June 9, 2017 Original Story The glory days of air travel are alive and well, in an unlikely location – an industrial estate in Los Angeles. The Pan Am Experience aims to capture the glamour and style of the mid-century flying experience, and is part of a company called Air Hollywood, which rents out replica aircraft interiors to the movie industry. Pan Am Airways epitomised the early days of commercial air travel in the swinging sixties. Flights were touted as luxury travel experiences, with cocktails, five-course meals and hiring practices that would give your average HR department a stroke. The now defunct airline started in 1927, and in its heyday reached 6 continents and over 80 countries. Pan Am’s […]
By Mason Hsieh May 24, 2017 Original Story I’ve always been told Pan Am was in my blood. My grandfather was a Pan Am station master. My dad grew up flying Pan Am and planned on becoming a pilot. But I was born two years after they went out of business and was raised on my dad’s wistful tales of the company’s heyday: a time of dining carts, spiral staircases, and true luxury in flight. I distinctly recall rolling my eyes, writing it off as a bunch of tall tales told through a nostalgia-warped lens. It wasn’t until I bought him tickets to Air Hollywood’s immersive “Pan Am Experience” and boarded their meticulously set decorated aircraft that I began to […]
May 15, 2017 Original Story When it comes to night out, The Pan Am Experience has is right at the top of my wish list right now. It is what is sounds like, the recreation of a premium dining experience on a reconstructed 1970s-era 747. When we say premium, we mean it too. This is a for and a half hour, six-course meal, complete with caviar and drinks. The food is delivered to your seat, the meat is carved in front of you by air hostesses in vintage Pan Am gear and between courses, you are free to browse the assortment of vintage magazines on offer or puff on the fake cigarettes that will fill the air with smoke. Or […]
By Mireya Villarreal May 7, 2017 Original Story A special event was held in Los Angeles over the weekend to help families living with autism and other developmental disabilities reduce the stress of air travel. The event, which took place at a film studio called “Air Hollywood,” had a mockup 747 and flight simulators. Mireya Villarreal reports.