Re: PanAm Kids
Posted by Bryan on 10/31/2011, 6:14 pm, in reply to "PanAm Kids"
: Remember flying sublo with your parents?
: Living overseas on the economy? I'm sure we
: all have great stories to share.
: I remember flying on 707s when cargo was
: still loaded onto the plan if it wasn't
: full. My brother and I would make a bed
: between the seats and the cargo boxes and
: sleep. Sometimes there were cargo flights
: with a few seats for crew and families,
: those were the best flights, we owned the
: whole plane!
: Tell me your story!
During the late-60s & early-to-mid 70s, my mother worked for PanAm in Res. and then in the Sales Office in Seattle. I remember vividly all the trips every spring break & summer vacation to Hawaii & Europe. I was very young then, so really I took them for granted, but now as an adult in my 40s, I look back on them and really appreciate how truly amazing those trips were, and how exciting flying USE to be. When I talk about those days, I'm always surprised by the reactions of people when I describe how truly fabulous & truly glamorous flying was in those days; it's something people who've only been flying for the past 20 or so years can't even fathom, which is really sad.