Weren’t things just a tad more glamorous back in the 70s? Who hasn’t been fantasising about sipping on a martini next to a Donald Draper look-alike?
Pan Am Boeing 747 in Los Angeles is the setting for the new ‘Pan Am Experience’ which is an exact replica of the original aircraft. Get onboard and you will be treated to a four-hour long affair including getting served a four-course meal by the iconic trolley-dollies wearing retro uniforms.
To add to the fun guests are required to dress in nice 70s clothes minus jeans, sneakers, shorts and sandals in order to keep the glamour level high.
Our goal is to make this feel like Mad Men, and our guests should play the part”
Rob Shalhoub of Air Hollywood
Attention to detail
Inside the soundstage at Air Hollywood, a Hollywood studio specializing in aviation themed content, is an exact interior replica of a Pan Am 747, including both First and Clipper class cabins– plus the famous Pan Am upper deck lounge. There are all the furnishings also all the cabin decor that made the iconic plane so special, including the spiral staircase connecting first class to the upper deck, sleeperette seats, magazine racks (remember those?) and authentic Pan Am china, linens and stemware.
First class experience
In first class, stewardesses will start with cocktails, and then serve a four-course meal from trolleys on vintage Pan Am china. Shalhoub told TravelSkills that meal courses (provided by an airline catering company at LAX) will include a shrimp and lump crabmeat cocktail starter, chateaubriand carved seat-side, chicken and a vegetarian pasta. After dinner, a dessert, fruit and cheese trolley will roll through with liqueurs and coffee. Back in Clipper class, passengers will get the same meal served on a tray. In both classes, vintage 70′s movies play from the overhead projection system.
This retro experience doesn’t come cheap. A step back in time to the so-called golden age of travel costs $297 in first class, $197 in Clipper class. For more information and bookings visit Pan Am Experience.
Would you like to step back in time and experience travelling the 70s again?
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