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PHOTOS: History Of Flight In Hawaii

Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

America has gone gaga for Pan Am and the history of flight. Blame it on the ABC television show debuted last month, chronicling the highs and lows of ...

Remembering Checkpoint Charlie

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Carole Mallory

I listened for voices but heard none. When we passed through the checkpoint to West Berlin, it was as though someone had turned on a stereo and painted the background. There were people hustling and bustling. Life.

Pan Am: How Real Are ABC's Uniforms?

Meg Hemphill | Posted 12.11.2011 | Style
Meg Hemphill

ABC's Pan Am is a bit dramatized when it comes to plot, but how accurate are the uniforms they use for their stewardesses and pilots?

FACE IT: A Retro TV Season for Women

Michele Willens | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Michele Willens

So what to make so far of the new 2011 television season? Personally, I was just getting over my PMMS (Postponed MadMen Syndrome), so let's say I was grumpy going into it. Seeing how women are being portrayed is not helping.

Nicki Gostin

Christina Ricci Gets Sassy On 'Pan Am' | Nicki Gostin | Posted 11.28.2011 | Celebrity

Before endless security lines, full-body pat downs, cramped seating and inedible food, there was Pan American World Airlines, the glamorous era of air...

The Funniest 'Pan Am' Reactions On Twitter | Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy

Oh, "Pan Am." How we really wish we could get on board with you! In this economy, it pains us to see all those promotional dollars go down the vacuum-...

When Did We Lose Our Elegance?

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

The premiere of "Pan Am" and the audio interview with Jacqueline Kennedy were both reminders of a bygone era during which graciousness and manners were prized above today's values of raw candor and self-absorption.

Pan Am Takes Flight -- Again

Helen Davey | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Helen Davey

I'm happy with the casting of Pan Am. The stewardesses and pilots strike me as people I would have wanted to fly with, and they are believable. The storyline has opened up many possibilities for plot twists and turns.

Amy Lee

'Pan Am' Is A Pretty Ridiculous Melodrama | Amy Lee | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

"Pan Am" looks like a postcard and unfortunately, most of the time, it feels like one too. A candy-colored representation of life as a Pan Am stewa...

Confessions Of A Pan Am Stewardess

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.25.2011 | Travel
Carole Mallory

My handbag was a pharmacy when it wasn't a bar stocked with mini liquor bottles pinched from the plane.

PHOTOS: Taking Flight: Amazing Historical Images Of Female Flight Attendants

Posted 11.24.2011 | Women

They maintain cabin safety. They handle irate, inebriated, or just belligerent passengers and their overstuffed carry-ons. They balance family with wo...

WATCH: Pan Am Stewardesses Talk About Life In The Sky

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 11.30.2011 | Travel

With the series premiere of ABC's "Pan Am" debuting on Sunday, here at HuffPost Travel we decided to sit down with six former flight attendants to get...

Thomas Schlamme Takes Flight With Pan Am

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"These women were college educated, spoke multiple languages, were traveling the world... they didn't want to become secretaries, teachers, or wives at that point in their lives. They just wanted some adventure."

Network fall TV 2011: DOA

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Is it too early to call the new fall TV season a wash-out? Having watched the pilots for most of the network shows, I've come away with that sick fee...

Christina Ricci: 'Pan Am' Is Different From 'Mad Men'

Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for fall's new TV lineup. But for those who have a serious case of nostalgia are most curious about the arriv...

WATCH: Christina Ricci Spends 7 Minutes In Heaven

Posted 11.03.2011 | Comedy

The world has watched Christina Ricci grow up. So it only makes sense that Ricci would indulge us in her experience with that famous rite of passage, ...

Pan Am: A Dream Job

Helen Davey | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Helen Davey

I can assure ABC that former Pan Am'ers will be watching their new television series en masse in hopes that the writers will be able to capture even a little bit of the spirit of glamour and adventure that our company represented.

'ER' Alum Headed For The Skies | Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment

A face familiar to ER fans has landed on ABC's Pan Am. Goran Visnjic has been cast in a four-episode arc on the upcoming 1960s-set airline drama. The...

Playboy Bunnies: Hollywood's Vision of Female Empowerment?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.10.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Fast in the wake of the success of "Mad Men," AMC's retro series on the advertising industry circa 1965, come two new period series for the fall seaso...

Pan Am: A Dream Takes Flight (Part IV)

Helen Davey | Posted 10.07.2011 | World
Helen Davey

Pan Am was the airline that practically invented aviation. It pioneered air navigation and communications, and its list of "firsts" in the industry is awe-inspiring. Known as the "Queen of the Skies," it was the benchmark by which all other airlines were judged.

Hangar Flying Through History From a Wing Chair

Christine Negroni | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

Airplanes had been around nearly forty years when New York's Wings Club was formed in 1942. And over the years the club has charted a course that para...

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway Season 9 Premiere, "Come as You Are"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

2011-08-02-Screenshot20110802at4.33.16PM.jpg We're back here once again, watching Heidi, Nina, and Michael Kors blithely destroy young dreams.

Pan Am: A Dream Takes Flight (Part III)

Helen Davey | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
Helen Davey

Hordes of Lindbergh's worshipful fans refused to clear the runway so that the airplane could land. Lindbergh, unsure of how much gas he had left, was climbing to leave the airport area when suddenly both engines went dead.

Pan Am: A Dream Takes Flight (Part II)

Helen Davey | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Helen Davey

In 1929, Juan and Betty Trippe would join Charles and Anne Lindbergh on a pioneering flight to capture the world's air routes for Pan Am. Juan Trippe's dream of a global air carrier was coming true.

Pan Am: A Dream Takes Flight (Part I)

Helen Davey | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Helen Davey

The year was 1929, and magic was in the air. Two young couples, both newly married, were about to embark on an historic journey that would make the world smaller by connecting continents and inspiring wanderlust in generations to come.