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Pan Am Jumbo Jet Hostel, Stockholm

March 20th, 2009 · No Comments

STOCKHOLM – We are so there. It’s a Jumbo Jet hotel that opened in January in Stockholm. It’s a converted 747, made extra cool because it was formerly operated by Pan Am. The plane is apparently called Liv; it was grounded at Stockholm Arlanda Airport back in November 2002 and it has undergone a complete […]

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Tags: Airlines · Tourism · Transport and Shipping

Great Pre-Castro Cuban Brands

January 2nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

In honor of pre-Revolutionary Cuba, we examine Havana-related brand names HAVANA – We all have nostalgia for pre-Castro Cuba, and this is the year to remember what was, especially as Jan 1 is the 50th anniversary of when Fidel Castro declared victory over Fulgencio Batista‘s government. We can look back on some of the great […]

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Tags: Department Stores · Tourism · Transport and Shipping

Pan Am One Flies With Luggage

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We wrote some time ago about the different versions of the Pan Am name that have survived even though the airline has died and come back to life a number of times. Such is the goodwill in the brand that it keeps on selling product. Today, we write about Pan Am One luggage brand. It […]

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Tags: Airlines · News

Historic Route To JFK, By U.S. Helicopter, for $45

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

NEW YORK – Yes, one can still find a bit of glamour flying into or out of New York City, even though the terminals feel like the Port Authority and the runways are backed up at Newark, JFK and LaGuardia. For instance, Delta operates its Delta Shuttle out of Pan Am’s old flying boat Marine […]

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Tags: Airlines

Pan Am Lives On And On

August 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

One of the most missed American brands is Pan American American World Airways. But in the fall of 1999, Pan American World Airways had its second life. This was a miracle even in the airline world where once fabled brands sometimes reappear (Braniff, National) only to disappear as quickly as they came. But this Pan […]

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Tags: Airlines

Save the 747 Brand

September 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Is the 747 on the way out? We hope not. Please no. When British Airways announced that it was buying two new long-range airplanes on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, it was good news for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program and the Airbus A380 double decker. BA will buy $8.2 billion in aircraft, including 12 Airbus […]

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