Come Fly with Me!

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It is summer and travelers are in the air to fly to their chosen vacation destinations. Here is some nostalgia.

Pan American World Airways was a major carrier during San Francisco Airport’s development as a Pacific gateway airport. The airline completed a $5 million maintenance base, service center, and office complex at SFO in 1964.
Here is a clip about the meal service on Pan Am:

Pan Am was at its peak in 1968, serving 86 countries on all six major continents.
Now, the Pan Am staff has reunions:

Cocktail chatter factoids:  – Najeeb E. Halaby Jr., the CEO of Pan Am from 1969 to 1971, was also the father of Queen Noor of Jordan. He was a U.S. Navy test pilot who went on to serve President Kennedy as the head of the Federal Aviation Administration starting in 1961, before being appointed the CEO of Pan American.

Best wishes,