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.
by JeniLynn Knopp May 3, 2017 Original Story Many people view “plane food” as a form of cruel and unusual punishment, but a company in Los Angeles has made it the centerpiece of a new $300 experience. Called the Pan Am Experience, “passengers” are checked-into a 70’s retro-fitted “flight” where they feast on a five-course meal that is served up by flight attendants. In this unique restaurant experience created by Air Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles on a believable retro airplane film set, like those used in many Hollywood productions. Diners are given boarding passes, ticket jackets and first class carry-on tags all in the style of the airline’s golden age and then escorted into a lounge called the Clipper Club. […]
By Steve Przybilla May 3, 2017 Original Story Die legendäre Fluggesellschaft Pan Am lebt. Zumindest in einer nachgebauten Boeing 747 in Los Angeles. Talaat Captan, Gründer von „Pan Am Experience“, erklärt, warum seine Kunden mehrere hundert Dollar für ein bisschen Nostalgie ausgeben. Los Angeles – Die legendäre Fluggesellschaft Pan Am lebt. Zumindest in einer nachgebauten Boeing 747 in Los Angeles. Talaat Captan, Gründer von „Pan Am Experience“, erklärt, warum seine Kunden mehrere hundert Dollar für ein bisschen Nostalgie ausgeben. Mister Captan, um ein paar Stunden in einer nachgebauten Flugzeug-Kabine zu sitzen, geben Ihre Gäste bis zu 345 Dollar aus. Warum? Weil sie im Jahr 1970 sind, sobald sie unser Studio betreten. Die Uniformen, der Ticketschalter, die Sitze, die Bar – […]
By Mark Frauenfelder May 2, 2017 Original Story At $300 a person, the Pan Am Experience in Los Angeles costs more than many round trip plane flights. But the food is better and they won’t knock your teeth out or kill your rabbit. Your Pan Am Experience begins at our exclusive First & Clipper class check-in desk. where our Pan Am customer service agent provides each passenger with a 70’s style boarding pass, ticket jacket and first class carry-on tags. You’ll be invited into the Clipper Club where you’ll have an opportunity to peruse the vintage Pan Am memorabilia including authentic uniforms, airline seats, handbags, artwork, and more. You can mingle with other enthusiasts at the Clipper Club lounge, share stories, […]
What we really want to see is “The United Experience” By Rain Noe April 28, 2017 Original Story While the experience of driving is better today than it was fifty years ago, flying commercial has become worse. That has given rise to a rather bizarre, nostalgia-driven restaurant in Los Angeles: The Pan Am Experience, where people pay $300 a head to sit in a reconstructed 1970s-era 747 and have a 4.5-hour, six-course meal with caviar and booze. The experience is meant to evoke the days when flying was a luxury and chances were slim that you’d get your teeth knocked out on the tarmac in Chicago. The stewardesses carve your food up for you in the aisles while you studiously […]