Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4471 times:
After reading another post regarding the Pan Am/ KLM air disaster at Tenerife in 1977, I looked up the crash on Wikipedia and found out that the Pan Am flight had originated in LAX with a stop in JFK before continuing on to LPA. There were 380 passengers on board the flight, with 14 having boarded the aircraft at JFK. That must mean that there were 366 passengers travelling from Los Angeles to Las Palmas. Most people in the Los Angeles area today would probably have no idea where the Canary Islands are, let alone have even heard of them. Were the Canary islands some massive tourist destinations for Americans back in the 70's ? And if they were, what led to their decline in popularity ? I'm sure very few, if any, Americans travel their today.