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Outcome Of PA If Lockerbie Hadn't Happned  
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 873 times:

I was talking with my father tonight and he was saying that Lockerbie was the final nail in the PA coffin. Had the terrorist act not happened, what do you think would have been the future for Pan Am? I did not have an answer for him.
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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 864 times:

Having worked at PA when all of these events happened, I don't think it would have changed the outcome any - I think we would have continued to spiral downward but it would have been a longer, slower and probably more painful death...

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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 860 times:

I think it's only a matter of time. Even if there was no Lockerbie, I'm doubtful Pan Am could've survived the big downturn that comes with the Gulf War of 1991.

'949


User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Actually, the book "Skygods" is an excellent resource. A leaner Pan Am had a slight resurgence in 1988 (and had actually hired pilots for the first time since the late 60s) but the loads took a dive after the explosion. Ultimately, they would have suffered the same fate: you can't have an international operation without a local feed (which Pan Am was woefully lacking).


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