PANAMAN From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 505 times:
I too am kind of skeptical, but you know, they have a decent little fbo/maintenance at pease...and they are making money w/ the charters. The 1996 version of PA screwed up by starting off w/ A300's and flying JFK-MIA/LAX......not too wise. 727's w/ 150 pass. are the perfect size plane. PSM might not be a very large city, but it taps into BOS, which is only 50 miles away. Is Pan Am pulling a Southwest tactic? Avoid the large cities, but fly into a city near a large city? It could work out very well for them. And flying into Sanford is good as well......no chance for delays, no huge check in lines, and its not that much farther to disney and other attractions then MCO is. Go Pan Am......."The World's Most Experienced Airline" will regain its glory one day!!!!!
Sorry I moved from SXM, looking for a new house on Anguilla now!
Panamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 513 times:
I live in Orlando and about 20 minutes away from the Orlando/Sanford airport, which is where Pan Am is operating out of, please remember this is not the Orlando International Airport it is a small holiday charter airport, where Monarch, AirTours, and Air 2000 fly into. Recently i got to meet all thier employees at their maintenance faciltity at Sanford and they gave me a complete tour in and out of their 727, it is all economy, very very nice inside, completely renovated, they seats are OK their isnt enough leg-room. I personally find that it will be hard to make $ from Portsmouth, NH which is their supposed "connection" to New England, although it is a whole 2 hours away from Boston! Portsmouths' airport only has 1, yes i said 1 gate, sanford has 5, which are only for international aircraft. Domestic has walk-out gates.