Do you remember the golden age of travel? Well, those glorious days can now be re-lived with the Pan Am Experience—a dinner aboard the well-known Boeing 747 blue-and-white branded airplane.
The plane is a replica of a motion picture studio, but the way the interior was designed, it’s hard to imagine that it’s just a setting. The attention to detail is extraordinary! The dining portion of it is not all that this experience has to offer—it starts from the moment you check-in all the way to an optional tour. Let’s see how this will all play out if you do decide to take a trip back in time.
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It all beings at check-in, where you will be given a boarding pass that looks the same as it did in the 1970s, along with a ticket jacket and carry-on tags if you did purchase a First Class ticket. After you’ve checked in, you can make your way to the Clipper Club and check out all the Pan Am memorabilia that’s been displayed, including airline seats, uniforms and so much more. Once the crew is ready to take you onboard, you will enter the 1970’s plane in its authentic décor from the same time period—even the crew is decked out in those old-school uniforms.
You can freely roam around the 747, which has been split up into three sections (First, Clipper and Upper Deck) as you listen to band music playing throughout the cabin. You’ll notice that as you walk through the airplane, each section is perfectly recreated, which may make you do a double-take and think, “what year is it really“?
Once dinner is ready to be served, you will be presented with authentic glassware, cutlery, and china to match the experience. Plus, the five-course menu is inspired from the same time period. Your meal starts off with bread and appetizers, followed by Chateaubriand steak, which is cut from a trolley right beside you. After the main course, you are given fruit, cheese, and dessert—a meal that’s suited for a king! After dinner, you can take an optional tour of other sets around the area like the cockpit scene from “Airplane!”, as well as sets and props that were used in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
The cost of such an event is $490 USD for two tickets in Clipper Class, $590 for two First Class tickets, or $690 for two tickets for the Upper Deck Lounge. The Pan Am Experience is located in Los Angeles and is open almost every Saturday at 6:30 pm. Would you want to step back in time with Pan Am?