dstc47 wrote:No disrespect to Pan Am as an innovator, but Europeans and Latin americans knew how to fly, and how to run airlines, one of them KLM still there, before Pan Am.
aeropix wrote:Personally, I think the world is obsessed with Pan Am. Like some other posters have said, there were other pioneering airlines. By today's standards Pan Am always had a rather small fleet with infrequent service over a lot of routes. They contributed a lot to the development of commercial aviation, of course, but that is getting to be a century ago shortly and a lot of other important things happened since then. Let it die already.
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