Thursday, August 11, 2011


Y'all, I'm so excited about ABC's new television show, PAN AM. I've been waiting all summer to see it and now it's finally coming out. Have you seen the clip yet? If you watch the clip be sure to click the pause button on my ipod located on the side bar before playing.

I practically love everything about this era. Sometimes I think I am truly living life in the wrong decade. How much fun it would have been to be in my twenties/thirties during the 1950s and 1960s. I love the clothing, vehicles, houses, music, etc...

Christina Ricci is playing one of the main character's, Maggie.

When I was a little girl my parents would fly my sister and I back to Texas to visit our grandmother. We would fly all the way from California to the Lone Star solo. It was safe to do that back then. We'd get to sit up front near the flight attendants. They would always give us those gold plastic Junior Pilot wings. I would collect them and pin them on my bulletin board above my desk in my room (wish I had them now).  Then during the flight we were always introduced to the pilot. It was really something else for us to go into the cockpit. That was always my favorite thing to do is to talk to the pilots. After we were seated the nice flight attendants would serve us peanuts and Sprite. I remember thinking to myself how beautiful they were. I use to day dream that I would grow up to be a flight attendant or pilot.

I thought it would be fun to see pictures from the flight attendants from the 1960s. That is when they took their profession a little more seriously than they might today. When I think of flight attendants today I immediately envision the flight attendant that screamed at the passenger, opened the emergency exit, grabbed a beer and slid down the emergency slide all while flipping the bird to an entire plane full of passengers. Oh my, have things changed.

Even the advertisements were classy and elegant.

I would have loved to have had this type of customer service when I've flown to Europe. I've only flown out of San Francisco to Europe. My goodness, that is a LONG flight. I'm hoping that our future flight will be much better considering that we are now closer to the East Coast.

Do you remember when people would actually dress up when traveling? Now I see people in pajamas with dirty slippers walking through the airport (gross). I do believe dressing comfortable for a long flight but SLIPPERS?!!! What I would give to have someone from this era travel in time to see what I see  now. Wouldn't that be fun to see their reaction.

Look at those seats. Plastic? I can't imagine sitting on them during a flight to New Orleans or Houston. With the humidity index so high you'd stick those seats in the summer.

Airline travel was so much better before 9/11. I hate what it has evolved into today. I dread flying these days because of the hoops you have to jump through just in order to get to the terminal. I know we need security and all but seriously they have reached a whole new level.

What are some of the things that you miss about flying these days? I'd love to hear them.


  1. I love Christina Ricci. This will be a fun show. You're right tho. Air travel is about as fun now as high school phys ed used to be. Hope blogging gives you a good outlet while ya'll are doing law school!

  2. I hadn't heard of this show, but I will def be watching it!! I bet it's going to be good!! I wish people dressed up when flying too-but then, I usually wear something like a hoodie, yoga pants, and Uggs when I fly :/. Maybe I should work on improving that...