Portsmouth, N.H. – The Pan Am brand is making a new push at a comeback, with a new TV show from ABC and a revived fashion line. The airline Pan Am died years ago after two successive efforts to revive the airline. Today, it lives on companies as varied asMORE HERE

There appears to be no logic to what happens to brands when airlines merge. In the airline world, if the company is bigger, it keeps its name, and the smaller company name disappears. There can be a discussion, but the answer is always the same. The United-Continental merger appears toMORE HERE

NEW YORK – In the wake of discussion about the possible demolition of the Pan Am Worldport (now Delta’s Terminal 3), there is one key element that has already been removed. The Zodiac Screen sculptures (or sculpture), now in storage, that used to dominate the front of the building. TheMORE HERE

TORONTO – There’s a niche airline that gives free drinks, flies planes with propellers and only goes on a few select routes. Best yet, it puts its flight attendants in pillbox hats. It’s Porter Airlines of Canada. Kind of like a regional Virgin Atlantic, but it has a serious, moreMORE HERE

KANSAS CITY – Our reader Joe Vaughan gives us an update on the Airline History Museum in Kansas City. He tells us that a group of retired TWA employees and airline history enthusiasts have developed a fascinating museum at Downtown Airport. The last of the Super Constellations (“Connies“) is thereMORE HERE

A friend sent us this link of vintage airline commercials that was posted to the Facebook fan page of USAirways pilot Sully Sullenberger. We thought they were a great big fun time waster. North Central http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQFaVy0Kl2Y National http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbWWF7nBV84 Southern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgmHGqtDv TWA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RnhwK8Id3Y Southwest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-g0yOFUlOQ UAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWTcu0yPGs Delta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBm1YEO4Q_Q Eastern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf9sJSvzpqEMORE HERE

Saturday Night Live and British Airways’ new LCY-JFK flight one are two different business ideas illustrating an important idea, namely adaptive reuse.Traditionally, adaptive reuse is applied to historic preservation of buildings. It is a very specific idea; to properly understand it you need to go and read James Marston Fitch‘sMORE HERE