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December 29, 2016

EATER LA — Fly High at This Valley Recreation of a Classic Pan Am In-Flight Meal

By Farley Elliott December 29, 2016 Original Story From plush seats to cart service, this dinner experience has all the nostalgia you could ask for Do you long for the days of the quality in-flight meal, when attendants would pass through ample airplane cabins serving food fit for kings — but at 10,000 feet? If you’re truly jonesing to relive the golden era of airline travel, all you have to do is head to the Valley for a seat inside the Pan Am Experience. You may have heard of the Pan Am Experience before — the limited-run dinner event has been happening on and off since 2014 — but you may not have actually driven out to Pacoima to make the […]
December 3, 2016

THE DESERT SUN — Board your ‘fantasy flight’ on the Pan Am Experience

By Kathy Strong December 3, 2016 Original Story If you long for the nostalgic days of flying when passengers dressed up, wined and dined and enjoyed plenty of personal service, then now you can take a “fantasy flight” to relive a romantic era when flying was one of the best parts of your vacation. Before the long security lines, cramped seats and packaged food, airline travel was an experience, especially flying first class on Pan Am in the 1970s when comfort and service were a given. Pan Am’s famous jet-age blue globe logo has remained in our culture long after the airline’s demise in 1991 as a symbol of American belief in economic, technological and social progress. Now you can […]
November 19, 2016

WESTSIDE TODAY — The Pan Am Experience

By Bev Cohn November 19, 2016 Original Story Have you ever longed for the good old days when luxury travel was, well, luxury travel? Back in the day, there were no security lines or body scanners and whoever accompanied you to the airport, could actually sit with you at the gate until you were ready to embark. When you walked onto a Pam Am plane, let’s say, you were greeted with lovely, smiling hostesses who were not being distracted by cell phones and most cordially escorted you to your seat. Well folks, if you would like to relive that glorious time, I have just the spot for you. Air Hollywood, a well-known motion picture studio specializing in films requiring interior […]
November 14, 2016

TIME OUT LOS ANGELES — Relive the age of airline luxury at the Pan Am Experience

By Michael Juliano November 14, 2016 Original Story We’ll spare you the hack airline jokes, and cut straight to the point: air travel is a stressful bummer. But one L.A.-based film studio has been adding luxury back to in-flight service by channeling the Golden Age of air travel for a retro dinner series in the Valley. The Pan Am Experience whisks Angelenos back to the 1970s with a dinner and cocktail series aboard an exact replica of a Boeing 747. No detail is spared, with a check-in desk, vintage memorabilia and service from flight attendants decked out in original Pan Am uniforms. Even though you never leave the ground, the experience doesn’t come cheap—Clipper Cabin tickets run $245 and First Class tickets […]
November 10, 2016

COOLEST THING I’VE EVER MADE — 747 Pan Am Replica from the 1970’s Ep7 (VIDEO)

By Coolest Thing November 10, 2016 Original Story First Class Boeing 747 replica from Pan Am airlines. After running out of room in his garage, Anthony Toth had to move his replica 747 into a warehouse. Toth spent the last 30 years perfecting his Pan Am 1970’s 747 cabin, obsessing over every single detail from the carpeted murals to the packaging on the peanuts. Toth sourced all his plane parts from the Mojave desert’s “airplane graveyards” and spent over $150,000 on his 747 cabin. As he describes it “The Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made”. You can actually visit and dine in this Pan Am Cabin as well. For more info, go to: http://panamexperience.com/
November 7, 2016

LA WEST MEDIA — Pan Am’s Flight To Nowhere Recreates the Golden Age of Travel

By Beverly Cohn November 7, 2016 Original Story Have you ever longed for the good old days when luxury travel was, well, luxury travel? Back in the day, there were no security lines or body scanners and whoever accompanied you to the airport, could actually sit with you at the gate until you were ready to embark. When you walked onto a Pam Am plane, let’s say, you were greeted with lovely, smiling hostesses who were not being distracted by cell phones and most cordially escorted you to your seat. Well folks, if you would like to relive that glorious time, I have just the spot for you. Air Hollywood, a well-known motion picture studio specializing in films requiring interior […]
October 20, 2016

SOCAL LOCALE — Pan Am Experience (VIDEO)

By SoCal Locale October 20, 2016 Original Story Take this one-way flight back to the past and experience everything that Pan Am had to offer, including period-specific flight attendants, memorabilia, and, yes, even an original plane now based in Pacoima. Plus, you wont want to miss the emotional reactions when former Pan Am flight attendants see the magic reborn!
October 19, 2016

STUFF.CO — Relive Pan Am’s glory days – without leaving the ground

By Chris Woodyard October 19, 2016 Original Story In a most unlikely place, an industrial enclave of warehouses protected by razor wire, the golden age of what was once America’s pre-eminent airline lives again. For an evening, about two dozen “passengers” will experience the look and feel of Pan American World Airways in its heyday. They board as first or business-class fliers in a Pan Am Boeing 747. Only this isn’t a real plane. It’s a mock-up of the 747’s interior painstakingly reconstructed from an aircraft salvaged from a desert boneyard, every detail fastidiously recreated to be exactly as it appeared in the early 1970s. On their flight to nowhere, the well-dressed crowd will be wined and dined by stewardesses – […]
October 15, 2016

USA TODAY — Relive Pan Am’s Glory Days – Without Leaving the Ground

By Chris Woodyard October 15, 2016 Original Story Revisit Pan Am’s Glory Days on a Flight to Nowhere The flight crew prepares to take a gathering of guests on a “Pan Am Experience” flight. Air Hollywood, a movie studio with mock-ups of jetliners, turns a restored 747 mock-up into a flight on Pam Am from its golden age, complete with airline food. It is served by stewardesses in period uniforms, and includes a fashion show and in-flight movie. LOS ANGELES — In a most unlikely place, an industrial enclave of warehouses protected by razor wire, the golden age of what was once America’s pre-eminent airline lives again. For an evening, about two dozen “passengers” will experience the look and feel of Pan American […]
October 1, 2016

FASHION WEEK ONLINE — High Fashion: The Pan Am Experience Recreates Glamour of Air Travel

By Pablo Starr October 1, 2016 Original Story FLYING HIGH: INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY TOTH Anyone who doubts that airline travel is inherently glamorous should look no further thanKarl Lagerfeld‘s Spring 2016 Paris Fashion Week airport show for Chanel. What’s not sexy about traveling by airplane? Well, as it turns out: lots of things. Legroom is cramped (for most of us, anyway), food is less-than-exciting (although your mileage may vary), and it can be a struggle to look terrific while staying comfortable. (For some tips on how to do it right, look no further than the Olsen Twins, or Karlie Kloss.) If we need any reminder that the Golden Age of Airline Travel may have waved goodbye from the tarmac some […]
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