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Long lines baggage fees and no legroom the list for why air travel -- goes on and on these days but it wasn't always like that.
What you have to do is look.
At the show pan am on TV and you can see air travel was a fun and classy experience once upon a time.
Straits right now is the author of two books about the iconic -- and company Jamie Baldwin reported -- to him.
You know what there's a whole generation of people who have to pay for their meals and they have to pay for a pillow.
And they got to pay for that extra bag but once upon a time.
-- pan am was king fly and it was fun.
That is true that is true.
I put this book together primarily.
The latter generation and those who were born in the eighties in the ninety's.
To educate them about.
The importance of Pan American world Airways in development of civil aviation and for all intents and purposes they set the standard -- two the level of aviation safe the in flight service on international flights.
And all sorts of things should we take for granted today.
And once upon a time Jamie.
Pan am pretty much was the world's airline for the United States America if you wanted to travel around the globe you've got on pan -- Exactly it it was known as what was what a phrase called the chosen instrument.
And it it represented the United States.
Government employees travel on pan American and military people traveled on pan American and business people traveling overseas use that all the time.
What was the only letting them back in the day Jamie what was the food like on pan am because I know I see the TV show and it looks like they've got women and they've got China and they've got.
That's true I remember I was what's on a flight travelling first class.
And we had caviar.
And we had -- told -- And the best wines if you look at some of the menus from those days this actually the 60s70s.
And may -- even into the eighties early eighties.
The food service was extraordinary -- five star.
Barbara -- all the way.
What we don't have caviar these days in first class but I understand they do have mixed nuts and back in those days people actually would get dressed up.
To go on an airline mind how the mighty fall.
Now -- it will go ahead.
Yes what I was at my first flight was on -- pan am.
DC six B from Los Angeles to Guatemala and I remember I was I think nine years old and we -- I was dressed up innocent -- and my sisters -- dresses with gloves.
And I think what was the funniest thing was when they serve and we are flying tourist class the third with a I knew we had to have -- on our laps.
And for the adults they had a little packet ten pack cigarettes.
Those are the days weren't they we'll check out -- -- book Pan American world airlines images of the great airline.
Of course these days if you were next time where they probably think you're a sky Marshal.
Jamie -- -- my salute you for joining us live Portland -- By the way folks if you would like the pan am series if you'll like it you -- -- make sure that stays on the air you can sign an online petition.
Go to fox nation dot com and you'll find out exactly how you can do.
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