Wednesday, June 3, 2015

'Pan Am' the TV show stirs nostalgia buffs

Pan Am the TV show is not getting rave reviews but, as TV critic Jon Storm notes, its best feature is a trip down memory lane for those who enjoyed flying -- because it really could be glamorous and they could afford it -- in the '50s and '60s. My first overseas flight was to Europe on Pan Am at age 20, and I do recall some striking, shall we say, onboard employees. Here's a USA Today piece about that era and the show.

'Pan Am' the TV show stirs nostalgia buffs

Pan Am the TV show is not getting rave reviews but, as TV critic Jon Storm notes, its best feature is a trip down memory lane for those who enjoyed flying -- because it really could be glamorous and they could afford it -- in the '50s and '60s. My first overseas flight was to Europe on Pan Am at age 20, and I do recall some striking, shall we say, onboard employees. Here's a USA Today piece about that era and the show.

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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