Rominato From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 268 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 955 times:
I won't hold my breath for it, but the current version seems to have a reasonable enuogh structure in place. That is to say, everything I've heard has been positive, and that they're doing well enough. I certainly hope they can increase in size and find their niche. Maybe someday they'll start competing with the big boy, but it won't be for a long, long time.
EyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 922 times:
I don't know whether or not the new Pan Am will ever develop to the same level as its predecessor. While deregulation has been great by truly opening up air travel to the masses, it sure would be nice to return to some of the civility that airlines like Pan Am and TWA represented in the post WWII era. Airlines like Pan Am that were so heavily dependent upon government regulation, subsidies and route allocations found themselves ill suited for the post deregulation environment. To be sure, that civility from the post WWII era was bought for a price. Air travel was within the reach of very few compared to the present, but it sure was an event.
In my mind, Pan Am will always represent that bygone time when you got dressed up in your Sunday best to fly. A time when you got served a real meal while aloft. When you were actually attended to by a "stewardess". Commercial air travel has become a process more than an event and I suppose that was the inevitable outcome of deregulation.
While I wish the newest evolution to bear the "Blue Meatball" logo all the best, I doubt they'll ever be the driving force within the industry that the original Pan Am was.
Laserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 891 times:
I think that the best bet for Pan Am III is to create a niche market for itself, serving secondary airports. This strategy seems to be working pretty well, so they might expand slowly along this line. But I don't think they'll ever get to the size of the orginal Pan Am.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 876 times:
I think that this PAN AM will go international like a few places in Canada, The Carribean and maybe Cancun Mexico as a seasonal vacation spot but with the airline flying 727s and management deciding on either 717s, A320s or 737s to replace the 727s in a few years (too expensive to maintain and not so fuel efficient) as I had talked to a PAN AM employee over the phone yesterday. I think thats as international as they're going to get. PAN AM 3 will take along time to become like PA 1 at the rate they're going. PA 2 definatly had a chance given they were in the top 10 largest airlines in the US until they blew it by merging with that screwed up carrier Carnival and that Martin Shugrue was replaced by that punk ass ceo from Carinival who flew PA 2 into the ground by pissing off too many people especially the Miami Heat Basketball team and management by not delivering they're promise.