Luxury on Wings
The Clipper Cruises of the flying boat era with overnight stops ended, and with the onset of World War Two, passenger comfort became a lower priority. But after the war, with a booming economy that enabled many more travelers to fly to more exotic destinations, Pan Am renewed its focus on passenger inflight experience. Travel time on Pan Am got a whole lot shorter with use of land planes. Stratocruisers retained a luxury cruise ship quality, a double-decker with a lounge and a bar, and…
Why is the fuselage on an airliner circular-shaped?
Consider the fuselage of an A300. I have noticed this not only with airliners, but also for private jets and turboprops: why is the fuselage circular-shaped? Why don't aircraft have square-shaped
Aviation Photo #4334257: Boeing 707-321 - Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
Photo taken at Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL) in Germany in April, 1969.
Pan Am Clipper Service, a visual history
In August of 1934, the first Pan Am Clipper, a Sikorksy S-42, took flight with 32 passengers aboard on a six-day passage between Miami and Buenos Aires, but the trip would take 6 full days as a pla…
originally Pan Am's Worldport at Idlewild, built in 1960 (terminal 3 at JFK) - famous for its 4-acre "flying saucer" roof suspended far from the outside columns of the terminal