Re: PanAm Kids
Posted by MaryAnne on 11/2/2011, 12:39 am, in reply to "Re: PanAm Kids"
So true! I was flying around the world in accompanied at 12 and I always knew I would be fine. Pan am was family and we did have to dress up to travel.
I remember arriving in Seattle from London. I had to clear customs and check in again for a flight to San Francisco where my aunt was waiting for me. Flying sublo was always risky, but often I'd get a seat in first class. Dressing up made
All the difference. Ah the good old days!
: --Previous Message--
: 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.