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I was traveling with my grandparents who were going to Germany on a business trip. I was 13 at the time. It was one of the few times I've been in First Class.
It's been so long, but I seem to remember the particular area in which we were seated was like a compartment. It had two rear-facing seats and two forward facing seas. There was another man in the compartment with us, but he moved to another seat after we took off. (I guess he didn't like teenagers )
I remember the stewardesses (they weren't called flight attendants back then) wore those powder blue uniforms with the derby hats. I don't remember what all we ate, but I do remember for dessert they served these really good miniature cakes called petite-fours (sp?). I raved about them so much that when we landed, the stewardess gave me 4 boxes to take with me.
It was a neat trip. It was only my second time to be in a 747 and when we returned to the US three weeks later, it was on the S.S. France. It was probably the most glamorous trip I ever went on in my life.
America meets the challenge of a changing world. Pan American Airways 1940. Notice the US Flag in the picture. It only has 48 stars.
America's outposts of security and defense. Pan American Airways 1941.
The good neighbor who calls everyday Pan American Airways 1941.
The most watched-for ship in the world. Pan American Airways 1941.
There are no distant lands by flying Clipper. Pan American Airways 1940.
Nearly 10 years to the day that the original Pan Am went out of business, the current Pan Am flew it's last flight out of Mid America Airport.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Pam An quietly ends service to Mid America Airport
God, what a pitiful last flight. There were only 2 passengers and the crew commemorated it with a sparkling grape juice toast.