On Pan Am and the Myth of Flying
There is hardly another – above all no longer existent – airline that surrounds such a myth as Pan Am. Founded back in the 1920s, it rose to become an icon in the 1950s, the Jet Age. It became synonymous with the American Dream and embodied the associated cosmopolitan lifestyle perfectly. We take a look at the mythization of flying back then and what’s left of it today.