Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pan AM and 7 Hours to Europe

I did a quick check and the standard flight time from New York to London hasn't changed since this ad ran back in 1959 when jet airlines were a new thing. The Pan Am Jet Clipper economy-class probably compared favorably with today's business class for amenities (sure, you couldn't get jabbed $500 for internet service, but who needs that) and most likely exceeded it for leg room and service. Yet today no air carrier can figure out how to treat their customers like anything more than cattle. Hmm...

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