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  1. katry Says:

    Quote wasn’t attributed to anyone.

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      I flew Pan Am several times though I never went first class. My favorite experience was on my way back from Ghana. There was a buffet under the starts set up in the tail of the plane. After a while, the pilot came on and asked people to sit down as the tail of the plane was dragging. Now, of course, no airline would ever be so generous.

    • Bob Says:

      In 1948 flying across the ocean was a big deal and a long journey. The Irish Coffee was invented at the bar in the Shannon Airport. Prior to WWII passengers arriving from North America were cold from flying in those poorly heated DC-3 airplanes. A hot cup of coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream would warm them up.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        My mother loved Irish Coffees. We actually found a bar in Reykjavík which served it and we stayed for a while.

        I loved Pan Am. Even economy was an easy ride.

      • Bob Says:

        When Pan Am was around the pitch, distance between the rows of seats, was about 36 inches. Today on American Airlines B777-300 the pitch is 31 inches. The same as on Southwest Airlines. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I go to Colorado economy plus so I have more room and am at the front of the plane. I generally fly Delta as it is my airline of choice for my credit card. Any fees I have are reimbursed by my card if I fly Delta; for Ghana I was credited with $176.00 and $15.00 for some fee or another.


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