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Life Dream Status: Now You Can Relive A 1970s Pan Am Flight

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If you have a tendency to romanticize the golden age of air travel like I do, you can buy yourself a ticket on a glamorous faux Pan Am flight and pretend you’re a part of the magic. Air Hollywood, the aviation-themed movie studio in Los Angeles, created the Pan Am Experience to simulate a 1970s trip on a 747 plane. Air Hollywood has an exact replica of Pan Am’s former 747s, and stewardesses greet passengers in original uniforms from the period. Every last detail on the plane, including the glassware and types of meals served, is historically accurate. As a guest on the flight, you’ll be served cocktails in your seats and enjoy inflight entertainment before heading to the upper deck for a meal. After that, you’ll be able to view the studio’s “vast collection of airline memorabilia” and check out other film sets at the studio. It sounds pretty sweet, except for the part where the plane is a set and doesn’t actually fly. Are there at least plane engine sound effects or fake turbulence for a true aviation ambiance? If you find yourself buying a ticket, report back on whether they stage a take-off and landing. [Laughing Squid] [Image via The Pan Am Experience]

Shopping Guide: Travel In Style The Pan Am Way

Ricci on "Pan Am"
She says "It isn't 'Mad Men'." Read More »

OK, so Pan Am is now a defunct airline. And you might travel in coach more than first class … But that doesn’t mean the luxury the “Pan Am” show calls to mind is off limits to you when you travel. The following travel items will make you feel luxurious, glamorous, and refreshed as you travel … even if you’re squeezed in the middle seat.

Christina Ricci Says “Pan Am” Isn’t A “Mad Men” Knockoff

“It’s a great comparison to get; ‘Mad Men‘ is a great show and I’m a huge fan. But that does focus more on a man’s experience of that time period and this is much more about these women. These were really women who were taking control of their lives and living in a very feminist kind of way. They weren’t the average women.”

Christina Ricci in Manhattan magazine about her new show, “Pan Am” and the comparisons it is getting to the critics’ favorite, “Mad Men.” “Pan Am” is just one of two ’60s retro-inspired TV shows debuting this season: the other is “The Playboy Club.” I, for one, am a little skeptical about the influx of “Mad Men” knockoff shows, mostly because “Mad Men” is brilliantly incisive while “The Playboy Club” really looks like it’s glossing over some sexist awfulness and portraying it as really kitschy and fun. But “Pan Am” has always looked like the superior of the two programs and the adventures of four female flight attendants sounds fascinating. And who doesn’t love the idea of Christina Ricci on TV? [Manhattan Magazine] Keep reading »

All Up In The Upfronts: The Shows We’re Most Excited For, Part 2

Thirteen is technically an unlucky number. But at their upfront presentation this morning, ABC announced that’s the magic number of new shows they will be premiering in the fall and winter. There’s some fun-looking stuff on the lineup, too, from the much hyped reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” to the return of James van der Beek to network television. More after the jump. Keep reading »

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