SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2442 posts, RR: 23 Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13680 times:
I was looking at an old seat map of a Pan Am 747, and I saw that their 747's were in a 3 class layout. First, Clipper and of course Economy. I am curious however as to what exactly Clipper Class was? I am guessing it might have been their "business class" but I am not positively sure. If anyone has any pictures please feel free to post them!
I was intrigued by this photo to look at some old Pan Am 747 stuff! :
HAWAIIAN932 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13668 times:
Exactly, Clipper Class was Pan Am's Business Class. I was Platinum with Pan Am for many years. Their Clipper Class layout on a 747 was 2-2-2. The same as First Class. I could buy the least expensive economy ticket with them and would be automatically upgraded to Clipper Class, space available of course. It was just like flying First Class. I have so many wonderful memories of flying PA. I miss their huge PAN AM in blue on the sides of their 747's.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27312 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13520 times:
The first business class seats were offered by Qantas in 1979. On November 1, 1981, Scandinavian Airlines System introduced EuroClass with a separate cabin, dedicated check-in counters and lounges for full-fare passengers. Simultaneously, first class disappeared from their European fleet.