Travel Every mid-century maven knows Pan Am. All swank jet-setting dreams began with the famed airline. The first to employ luxury jetliners (Boeing 707s in 1958 and Boeing 747s in 1970), Pan Am was one of the founders of the commercial Jet Age. With 86 destination countries on all six major continents at its peak in 1968, the Pan Am name was synonymous with style, luxury, and glamour. Pan Am pilots held the same esteem as doctors and Pan Am stewardesses held the same prestige as Playboy Bunnies. In 1991, four days before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Pan Am ceased operations. But those swank jet-setting dreams didn’t end just because the Cold War did. ( continue reading... )
Episode 293 Dec 8th 2013
This week on the show we take a look at one of the smallest players in the movie making machine of Hollywood of the fifties that just happened to be one that packed a really big punch. News on the demise of the ‘Hukilau’ event in Florida, plus the best lounge and exotica from across the globe along with the best parties to end the year with.