767-300ER From United States of America, joined May 1999, 130 posts, RR: 0 Posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 801 times:
if pan am were still around today what do you think would be like TODAY? i think it might look like this:
with these planes on order:
somewhat similar to the current united fleet. Also if pan am was still around where do you think would be their main hubs? Also was pan am strong in latin america? Also do you think pan am would have had a new livery by now?
fly777ual From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 801 times:
Pan Am definitly would have Airbuses in their fleet. Their hubs would still be MIA, JFK, FRA, etc. Pan Am was VERY big in South America...those routes were cash cows for them until they had to sell them to UA, AA, etc. Pan Am would have had a new livery by now. Everyone has had a change of livery, with the exception of Southworst.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1940 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 800 times:
Let's pretend we are at the point when Delta set Pan Am free because the losses were too much. At that point they flew to Miami from just a few US cities and Latin America and the Carribean. So starting from that point, if some magic investor came along, I'd say they would have tried to expand in Miami to most major US cities to keep Latin America going. They also would have retained the London route to Miami. There would be no need for the 747's so the fleet would be 727-200's and A300/A310's. If they finally turned a profit maybe they would have ordered the A320 or 757 for a 727 replacement. I think that's where we'd be right now. Pan Am's purchase of National gave them a very inefficient route system that concentrated on the sunbelt and made little sense for European connections.