PAN AM's GOLDEN AGE
Photos: World War Two was over. The flying boats were obsolete. A new generation of large, sleek landplanes were set to carry thousands to foreign destinations where once only a few could or would travel. Ever greater numbers of average people were ready to go, and Pan Am was ready to take them. A newly streamlined corporate logo proclaimed that Pan Am was looking ahead. No other airline could match the experience, or the assets.
Pan Am Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser flying over Rio de Janiero, BrazilPan Am Lockeheed Constellation Clipper London, arriving in Vienna in 1946Pan Am passengers getting off Lockheed Constellation Clipper MayflowerPan Am Douglas DC-4 crew poses with Santa Claus in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1946Pan Am troops board Douglas DC-4 at Travis Air Force Base, during the Korean WarA class of Pan Am flight attendants poses for group photo, 1950sView from a Pan Am Douglas DC-4 aircraft, landing during the Berlin airliftShanghai airport is prepared for Pan Am's first 'Round the World flight