16 responses

  1. Debra
    January 31, 2012

    I like the uniforms and the photo. Re-pinned on pin-interest :)

  2. Jamie
    January 31, 2012

    About 2 years when I was thinking of doing a major drastic career change, I looked into becoming a flight attendant. It sounds so appealing in the beginning, but then you realize the long hours, the small wage, and of course, rarely being home, and I realized it wasn’t meant for me.

    But every time I travel, I still think back to it…. it always appears appealing until you start to think realisticallly about it.

    they make it look fun and easy =)

  3. Marie Noelle
    January 31, 2012

    Wow I love the picture!!! I love the show (Pan Am) and I’m so sad this isn’t like this anymore!

  4. mary jo
    January 31, 2012

    omg great photo! love how much fun they were having. the weirdest thing is i was downtown in the garment district at my old sewer’s building the other day and there was a new showroom where she used to be filled with pan am merchandise–the cool bags, etc. kind of surreal, i guess someone must’ve licensed it and is putting it out again.

    xo mary jo

  5. Bibi
    January 31, 2012

    I love Pan Am…. everything about it…..as someone who travels overseas quite a bit I would love for Pan Am era to return. Every year the service….the uniforms….the flight attendants are getting worse and worse.

  6. Trianna
    January 31, 2012

    I wish that it was still like that! I remember my mom telling me that all she wanted to be was a Pan Am girl. Great picture, by the way.

  7. Nelle
    January 31, 2012

    Well, Lexus, you really did it! What great memories of some wonderful days and the most incredible coworkers. The hardest thing about quitting flying, for me, was losing the camaraderie we shared. Oh, and free First Class travel anywhere in the world. Oh and the Beluga and DP. Oh and dinner in Bella Roma or Paris and and and… I think it is funny you like the Edith Head. Some crews actually had bonfires on beaches around the world and burned them! If you had a trip and were downline the day the uniform change took place you had to take both uniforms and wear the Adolfo home. And you are right, training in Honolulu was such a burden… ;-)

  8. candi
    January 31, 2012

    I have not watched the show, but my friend was an attendant. She loved it. She gave it up for her family, but regrets it in part. She traveled all over, and was perfect for it. I can see her in her blue delta uniform now.

  9. Punctuation Mark
    January 31, 2012

    that was the time when they used to be nice and glamorous! haha!

  10. Casee Marie
    January 31, 2012

    Oh my gosh, how cute is that?! And anything Edith Head did was fabulous by association. ;)

  11. Ann
    January 31, 2012

    Lovely tribute to my Crew Party friend Nelle and the glory days of Pan Am.

  12. Lisa Taylor
    February 1, 2012

    Fun photo! I remember reading a series of books about flight attendants when I was a young teen, and thinking it sounded like a great time. Then I grew older, became a major feminist, and decided it was *not* the job for me! It would be wonderful to travel though – if you had any time between flights to check out your new surroundings!

  13. Meghann @ Fuzzy.Little.Wishballs
    February 1, 2012

    What a fabulous job. If I weren’t such a ‘family gal’ I’d be all over that job, the glamour being a sensational perk.

  14. Connie Forbes
    February 1, 2012

    Proud Pan American World Airways Stewardess/Flight Attendant JFK BASED 1989-91
    Honored to have worn Silver Wings and then the beautiful Gold Wings
    It was the most amazing opportunity~ I can’t imagine my life now…without the experience, the friends and the appreication for culture, places of interest….and the sweet memories it has gifted.
    And, World Wings International continue to carry the torch into the future, of our Hearts & International love.
    <3

  15. Leslie
    February 1, 2012

    what a great story! And yes, the chanel couture screamed pan am! I can’t believe edith head designed these.. what a lucky gal working at this company!
    xo,
    LMQ

  16. Sandy Clarke
    February 6, 2012

    I flew for Pan Am from 1979-89, JFK & SFO bases. As Pan Am flight attendants we were provided a life style and experiences like no other airline could provide…or ever will provide. We know how fortunate we were and are. The best thing is that we have all reconnected because of social media…we get to share our stories and relate experiences that only another Pan Am flight attendant could understand. And, of course, the Pan Am show has us excited all over again! I hope everyone is watching it!

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