This is a rundown of Pan Am's Transpacific service in 1984, just two years prior to the selling of all Pacific routes to United. Let us never forget the profoud impact that Pan American World Airways had on commercial aviation. There will never be another airline like the original Pan Am.
Some key features:
* Pan Am had a good sized hub in NRT
which saw nonstops to Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei, plus nonstops to Los Angeles, New York/JFK
, and San Francisco.
* Los Angeles saw Boeing 747 and 747SP nonstops to Sydney, Tokyo, and one-stop direct service to Auckland via Honolulu.
* Pan Am offered daily JFK
-Tokyo service on the 747SP aircraft. The flight, #801, continued on to Taipei, Seoul, or Singapore depending on the day of the week. Pan Am was the first airline in the world to offer nonstop New York-Tokyo service.
* Pan Am's main Pacific base was in San Francisco. Below you will find a rundown of all the daily PA flights from the SFO
hub in this time period. I have listed the city, departure time, flight number, aircraft type, number of stops, and the days of operation. All flights operated daily unless noted.
Beijing 12:00pm #17 B747 One Stop Sunday
Chicago/O'Hare 1:30pm #562 B727 Nonstop
Dallas/Ft.Worth 12:30pm #576 B727 Nonstop
Detroit 1:30pm #562 B727 One Stop
Frankfurt 9:00am #172 B747 One Stop
Hong Kong 2:15pm #5 B747SP Nonstop
Honolulu 5:45pm #125 B747 Nonstop
12:45pm #712 B727 Nonstop
5:30pm #124 B747 Nonstop
Los Angeles 7:15pm #815 B747SP Nonstop MoWeFr
Manila 12:00pm #11 B747 One Stop MoWeSa
Melbourne 7:15pm #815 B747SP Two Stops MoWeFr
Miami 12:30pm #576 B727 One Stop
New Orleans 12:45pm #712 B727 One Stop
9:00am #72 B747 Nonstop
11:15am #6 B747SP Nonstop
Seoul 12:00pm #11 B747 One Stop Thursday
Singapore 2:15pm #5 B747SP One Stop
Sydney 7:15pm #815 B747SP One Stop MoWeFr
Tokyo 12:00pm #11 B747 Nonstop