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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

ew.com | 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 pa...

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.

Tales of Pan Am: 350 Eggs... But Who's Counting?

Helen Davey | Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy
Helen Davey

It was on a night flight from JFK to Buenos Aires, early in my 20-year career as a stewardess, when I faced one of my biggest challenges: cooking and dishing a full breakfast for over 100 passengers.

Tales Of Pan Am: A 'Forrest Gump' Life

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As I watch the news about the erupting chaos in Egypt, Libya and Bahrain on television, my present life as a psychoanalyst fades into the background, and my past life comes to the fore.

Tales of Pan Am: "The Pool"

Helen Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Helen Davey

Often in my twenty-year career as a flight attendant for Pan Am, especially in the 1960's and first half of the 1970's, I had a feeling of awe and wonder at the experiences that were mine for the asking.

BP Alleged Involvement in Lockerbie Terrorist Release Accelerates

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Ross

BP, facing mounting claims that it is not handling damage payments for the oil spill, is likely to face significant wrath from the Senate and the White House if the controversy over their involvement in Megrahi's release intensifies.

Tales of Pan Am: Pathological Passengers

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Feeling at times like a nurse in a psychiatric ward, I was endlessly fascinated by the human drama that unfolds on a long flight across the Atlantic. The behavior of one couple particularly intrigued me.

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."

Orphaned by Job Loss: Voices of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In this, the last blog of my series, I hope to leave my readers with more understanding of the possible impact of traumatic loss of a company like Pan Am on employees.

Orphaned by Job Loss: Pan Am Soaring Downward

Helen Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Helen Davey

People often ask, "What happened to Pan Am?" It was the airline that rose the highest and had the farthest to fall. As you will see, there was not one single cause.

Anthony Toth: Pan Am Fanatic Recreates First-Class Cabin In Garage (PHOTOS)

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mr. Toth has built a precise replica of a first-class cabin from a Pan Am World Airways 747 in the garage of his two-bedroom condo in Redondo Beach, C...

Lockerbie Bombing: Families React To Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi's Possible Release

The Huffington Post | Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Emotions are running high among the families of the Lockerbie bomb victims over news that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi may be released early on compassio...