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September 19, 2014

CNET — Pan Am Experience immerses you in 1970s airline glory days

By Amanda Kooser September 19, 2014 Original Story Break out your avocado-colored bell bottoms. For a $300 ticket you can experience Pan Am first-class with cocktails, dining and hat-wearing stewardesses. You have an opportunity to spend $300 on a ticket for an airplane that never takes off. What you’re paying for is time travel back to the go-go days of Pan American World Airways in the 1970s. The airline famously went bust in 1991, but not before setting the standard for polyester-era travel luxury. Your Pan Am Experience starts with a smile. Air Hollywood Air Hollywood, an aviation-themed film studio, is now offering the Pan Am Experience, an immersive jaunt back to a world where orange was a fashionable color […]
September 19, 2014

Q13 FOX — $300 for a first-class trip to… nowhere?

By Troy Diggs September 9, 2014 Original Article HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Remember the good old days of air travel, where seats were plush and comfortable, dinner was served on fine china (even in coach), and you could sip a cocktail in a lounge 30,000 feet in the air? A company called Air Hollywood apparently does, launching something called the “Pan Am Experience”. The company is now offering monthly dinner parties aboard an exact replica of a Boeing 747, decked out just like Pan Am flights were laid out in the 1970’s. There are two packages offered: for $200, guests can have a Clipper Class seat – complete with cocktails, dinner, and an in-flight movie. For $300, visitors are treated to […]
September 19, 2014

TRAVEL SKILLS — Have dinner in a 70’s-era Pan Am 747

By Chris McGinnis September 19, 2014 Original Story An exact replica (including the spiral staircase!) of a Pan Am Boeing 747 in Los Angeles is the setting for the new “Pan Am Experience” a four-hour affair that includes a four-course meal served from trolleys by “stewardesses” in vintage uniforms. But it’s not cheap. A step back in time to the so-called golden age of travel costs $297 in first class, $197 in Clipper class. Reservations are required and “passengers” have to dress up! “Guests are expected to dress the part, and and dress nicely, just like passengers did in the 1970s. We won’t require a coat and tie, but we will discourage jeans, sneakers, shorts or sandals. Our goal is […]
September 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — Dinner aboard a 70’s-era 747

By Chris McGinnis September 19, 2014 Original Story An exact replica (including the spiral staircase!) of a Pan Am Boeing 747 in Los Angeles is the setting for the new “Pan Am Experience” a four-hour affair that includes a four-course meal served from trolleys by “stewardesses” in vintage uniforms. But it’s not cheap. A step back in time to the so-called golden age of travel costs $297 in first class, $197 in Clipper class. Reservations are required and “passengers” have to dress up! “Guests are expected to dress the part, and and dress nicely, just like passengers did in the 1970s. We won’t require a coat and tie, but we will discourage jeans, sneakers, shorts or sandals. Our goal is […]
September 19, 2014

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES — The Pan Am Experience Invites You To Step Back In Time

By Ismat Sarah Mangla September 19, 2014 Original Story Air travel wasn’t always the harrying, knee-defending, fee-collecting experience it is today. In its fabled heyday, flying was filled with glamour: Food served on real china, plush seats, endless cocktails and smartly dressed travelers were the norm. And Pan American World Airways, which collapsed in 1991, was the epitome of that luxury in the sky. Now, a company in Los Angeles wants to take you back in time so you can see for yourself. The Pan Am Experience offers monthly dinner parties aboard a replica Boeing 747 styled like a Pan Am Jumbo Jet from the 1970s. The events are offered by Air Hollywood, a film studio that provides mock airplane […]
September 20, 2014

THE FRISKY — Life Dream Status: Now You Can Relive A 1970s Pan Am Flight

By Claire Hannum September 20, 2014 Original Story If you have a tendency to romanticize the golden age of air travel like I do, you can buy yourself a ticket on a glamorous faux Pan Am flight and pretend you’re a part of the magic. Air Hollywood, the aviation-themed movie studio in Los Angeles, created the Pan Am Experience to simulate a 1970s trip on a 747 plane. Air Hollywood has an exact replica of Pan Am’s former 747s, and stewardesses greet passengers in original uniforms from the period. Every last detail on the plane, including the glassware and types of meals served, is historically accurate. As a guest on the flight, you’ll be served cocktails in your seats and enjoy inflight entertainment […]
September 23, 2014

LOST AT E MINOR — This Pan Am experience guarantees zero turbulence

By Rachel Oakley September 23, 2014 Original Story Almost a century after Pan Am took to the air, this iconic airline is coming back… kinda. Called the Pan Am Experience, this is the chance for everyone to experience the smooth service of yesteryear aboard a replica of the airline’s Boeing 747, all from the comfort of the ground (this 747 is located in a production studio). While you won’t be flying on this unique adventure, you’ll be able to see how the other half used to fly on Pan Am, with cocktail service in the First Class cabin and a Sleeperette seat for the rest of your ‘flying’ experience. Pan Am crew all dress in the original 1970’s uniforms and […]
September 23, 2014

ROUGH GUIDES — Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

By Steve Vickers September 23, 2014 Original Story September’s journey through the travel news jungle includes trips to space, another chance to ‘fly’ Pan Am (cocktails and all), and the hotel website that promises discounts for high-profile tweeters. Win a trip to space… someday Virgin Galactic and Land Rover have launched a new competition. The prize? A trip to space for you and three pals. All you have to do is connect with Land Rover through Facebook, upload a 30-second video about what the ‘spirit of adventure’ means to you, and then share it with your friends. Even if you win the competition, don’t expect to be orbiting the Earth anytime within the next few weeks; according to the very […]
September 23, 2014

YAHOO! TRAVEL — Relive the Glory Days of Flying: This Old 747 is LA’s Hot New Restaurant

By Kenny Porpora September 23, 2014 Original Story For Anthony Toth, the obsession started at age 5 when he walked down the ramp of New York’s JFK Airport. He was flying to Zurich with his parents when he first stepped onto a Pan Am airplane. And in that moment, his life changed. “The Pan Am brand just resonated with me, and I instantly became obsessed with aviation,” Toth says. More than 40 years later, Toth re-created that moment for generations who weren’t around for Pan Am’s boom period — and for those nostalgic souls who were. At the Pan Am Experience at Air Hollywood in Los Angeles, guests can step back in time aboard a replica of the interior of […]
September 24, 2014

THE DAILY MAIL — Fly like Don Draper…without leaving the ground: Pop-up restaurant in perfectly reconstructed Pan Am 747 from the Sixties will serve vintage airline meals

By Ashley Collman September 24, 2014 Original Story * The ‘Pam Am Experience’ will put on four dinners inside a plane sound-stage over the next three months * Tickets to dinner cost $297 for first class and $197 for clipper class For the price of an actual plane ticket, you can experience what it was like to fly in the golden age of air travel. The ‘Pam Am Experience’ will be conducting four four-hour ‘flights’ over the next few months, in a reconstructed Boeing 747. And while the plane doesn’t actually take off, passengers get a round-trip ticket to the past with a four-course airline meal and a tour of the perfectly reconstructed jet from the Sixties. Passengers can buy […]
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