The No. 1 U.S. airline for much of the 20th century, Pan Am revolutionized air travel. A trailblazer of both luxurious first class and more affordable coach, the iconic airline, which was founded in 1927, pioneered the jumbo jet and computerized reservation systems and at one time was the second most recognized brand in the world.

Sadly, the glory days weren't to last. Falling revenues, increased competition and a hike in aircraft servicing costs hit the airline hard during the 1970s and 1980s, and a downturn in sales following the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988 spelled the end for the brand.

Rising fuel prices in the wake of the Gulf War were the final straw. Without a savior to bail it out, Pan Am filed for bankruptcy in January 1991, shutting down for good in December 1991. While small-scale attempts have been made to revive the brand, all that remains these days of Pan Am is the eponymous flight academy in Miami.

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Well they came out with a TV series about Pan Am

Pan Am is a television series centered around the iconic airline

The period drama, will focus on the pilots and flight attendants working for the world-famous airline in 1963

The series, produced by Sony Pictures Television

Picked up by ABC in May 2011 for the 2011–2012 television season

The series is scheduled to debut on September 25, 2011

Main Cast:

Christina Ricci as Maggie

Kelli Garner as Kate

Michael Mosley as Ted

Mike Vogel as Dean

Karine Vanasse as Colette

Margot Robbie as Laura

 

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Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal US international air carrier from the late 1920s until its collapse on December 4, 1991

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This style stock was used in the late 1960's to late 1970's for over 100 shares and are rare.

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Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Florida (Key West, and later Miami) and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems. Identified by its blue globe logo and the use of the word "Clipper" in aircraft names and call signs, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century and the unofficial flag carrier of the United States

Incorporated on March 14, 1927

The Company was able to obtain the U.S. mail delivery contract to Cuba, but lacked the physical assets to do the job. On June 2, 1927, Juan Trippe formed the Aviation Corporation of America it is said, with the backing of powerful and politically-connected financiers who included William A. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.  Their operation had the all-important landing rights for Havana, having acquired a small airline established in 1926 by John K. Montgomery and Richard B. Bevier as a seaplane service from Key West, Florida to Havana, and carried mail over the route for the first time on October 19, 1927

The Atlantic, Gulf, and Caribbean Airways company was established on October 11, 1927   The three companies merged into a holding company called the Aviation Corporation of the Americas on June 23, 1928 Richard Hoyt was named as chairman of the new company, but Trippe and his partners held forty percent of the equity and Whitney was made president. Trippe became the operational head of the new Pan American Airways Incorporated, created as the primary operating subsidiary of Aviation Corporation of the Americas.

 

This style stock was used in the late 1950's to early 1970's

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The U.S. government approved the original Pan Am's mail delivery contract with little objection, out of fears that the German-owned Colombian carrier SCADTA (currently Avianca ) would have no competition in bidding for routes between Latin America and the United States. The government further helped Pan Am by insulating it from its American competitors, seeing the airline as the "chosen instrument" for U.S. foreign air routes.  The airline expanded internationally, benefiting from a virtual monopoly on foreign routes.

Trippe and his associates planned to extend Pan Am's network through all of Central and South America. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Pan Am purchased a number of ailing or defunct airlines in Central and South America and negotiated with postal officials to win most of the government's airmail contracts to the region. In September 1929, Trippe toured Latin America with Charles Lindbergh to negotiate landing rights in a number of countries, including SCADTA's home turf of Colombia. By the end of the year, Pan Am offered flights along the west coast of South America to Peru. The following year, Pan Am purchased the New York, Rio, and Buenos Aires Line, giving it a seaplane route along the east coast of South America to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and westbound to Santiago, Chile. Its Brazilian subsidiary NYRBA do Brasil was later renamed as Panair do Brasil.  Pan Am also partnered with Grace Shipping Company in 1929 to form Pan American-Grace Airways, better known as Panagra, to gain a foothold to destinations in South America.

Pan Am's holding company, the Aviation Corporation of the Americas, was one of the hottest stocks on the New York Curb Exchange in 1929, and flurries of speculation surrounded each of its new route awards. On a single day in March, its stock rose 50% in value.

The Clippers after the 19th Century clipper ships were the only American passenger aircraft of the time capable of intercontinental travel. To compete with ocean liners, the airline offered first-class seats on such flights, and the style of flight crews became more formal. Instead of being leather-jacketed, silk-scarved airmail pilots, the crews of the Clippers wore naval-style uniforms and adopted a set procession when boarding the aircraft.  in early 1942, the airline became the first to operate a route circumnavigating the globe. Another first was in January 1943, when Franklin Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to fly abroad, in the Dixie Clipper.  On June 17, 1947, Pan American World Airways opened the first ever regularly-scheduled around-the-world service.

 

This style stock was used in the late 1970's to early 1980's

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These Teal color stocks are a nice color but most have pencil, pen or crayon marks and or staple marks.

 

In 1950, shortly after starting an around-the-world service and developing the concept of "economy class" passenger service, Pan American Airways, Inc. was renamed Pan American World Airways, Inc

Pan Am then began operation of the first commercially scheduled 747 service on the evening of January 21, 1970, when Clipper Young America flew from New York to London.

At its peak during the early 1970s, Pan Am's advertised under the slogan, World's Most Experienced Airline.

Pan Am was also involved in other businesses that included a hotel chain, the InterContinental Hotel, and a business jet, the Falcon. The airline was involved in creating a missile-tracking range in the South Atlantic and operating a nuclear-engine testing laboratory in Nevada.

The 1973 energy crisis significantly affected Pan Am's operational costs. In addition to high fuel prices, low demand for air travel and an oversupply in the international air travel market.  Pan Am had invested in a large fleet of new Boeing 747s with the expectation that demand for air travel would continue to rise, which was not the case.  In order to acquire domestic routes, Pan Am, under Chairman William Seawell, set its eyes on National Airlines. The acquisition of National Airlines at $400 million hurt Pan Am's balance sheet, which was already suffering from its buying binge of its Boeing 747 aircraft fleet. Complicating the merger, the majority of employees from National were bitter about adapting to Pan Am's corporate culture.  Although revenues increased by 62% from 1979 to 1980, fuel costs from the merger increased by 157% during a weak economic climate.  As 1980 progressed and the airline's financial fortunes worsened, Seawell began selling Pan Am's assets. The first asset to be sold off was the airline's 50% interest in Falcon Jet Corporation in August. Later in November, Pan Am sold the Pan Am Building to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for $400 million. In September 1981, Pan Am sold off its Inter-Continental Hotel chain.

 

This style stock was used in the late 1950's to early 1970's

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Pan Am's iconic image also made it a target for terrorists. In an attempt to convince the public that the airline was safe to fly with and to address lapses in its own security, Pan Am created a security system called Alert Management Systems in 1986.  The new system did little to improve security.  The airline was exposed to be falling apart, following the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Pakistan, in which 20 passengers and crew were killed and 120 injured.  on December 21, 1988, the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 above Lockerbie, Scotland, resulted in 270 fatalities.  Many travelers avoided booking on Pan Am as they had begun to associate the airline with danger; customer complaints of rude or unhelpful customer service rose as well.

 

Pan Am was forced to declare bankruptcy on January 8, 1991

This style stock was used in the late 1980's to early 1990's

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Pan Am ceased operations on December 4, 1991

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