VolvoBus wrote:Isn't the Pan Am name and globe logo owned by a railroad company ?
travaz wrote:There is the Pan Am flight school. They are pretty successful. According to their website they are the largest supplier of pilots to ANA
DocLightning wrote:One day, people are going to understand that trying to resurrect failed airlines isn't going to work. If Pan Am was such a great idea, they'd be one of the US3 now. Pan Am was the victim of poor internal management and an obsolete business model.
If you are going to start a new airline in the U.S., you need to come up with an airline that differentiates itself from the current offerings. At present, I don't see much of a space in the marketplace. We have three ULCCs (NK, F9, and G4), two mid-sized "happy carriers" (AS/VA and B6), WN, which is kind of its own thing, and the US3 (and their associated regional carriers). EA had the best idea, which was to start as a charter airline, but even they couldn't keep going.
Honestly, Pan Am was a US major with a business model that wasn't working. It might be cute for UA to paint one of their 77Ws in PA colors (since they absorbed most of the PA route network), but that's about it. In an alternate universe, PA might still be flying but the result would be a modern US3 major that would look like UA with blue and white, rather than the UA branding. And we'd all be fantasizing about bringing back UA.
nkops wrote:VolvoBus wrote:Isn't the Pan Am name and globe logo owned by a railroad company ?
I believe it is still owned by The Guilford Transportation Co. in Portsmouth.. they operated Pan Am III with 727's and J31's.. I have also seen the globe on railcars they own
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