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We Took Flight With Pan Am!

There’s an exciting new television show set to debut next month on ABC. It’s “Pan Am” and it follows the lives of the classy, elite Pan Am stewardesses during the height of the airline’s popularity in the early 1960s.

Passion, adventure and espionage… They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in a thrilling and highly original new series, “Pan Am,” premiering SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, on the ABC Television Network.

Welcome to the Jet Age. It’s 1963. WWII and Korea are history. A new kind of war, a Cold War, is underway. The world is poised on the brink of a cultural revolution, and everywhere change is in the air.

In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury, and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are sleek and glamorous, the pilots are rock stars, and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They’re trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances – all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair. These pre-feminist women form a powerful sisterhood, as they enjoy the rare opportunity to travel outside the country — something most women in this age can only aspire to – and one of the few career options that offers them empowerment and respect.”

Pan Am will take flight on ABC Sunday, September 25 at 10 pm ET/PT.

On Saturday evening, Sony Pictures Television treated us, and several of our friends and colleagues, to a screening of the pilot episode of “Pan Am” at The University Club atop Symphony Towers in San Diego. We were greeted with flutes of champagne, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, and a breathtaking view of San Diego.

Then we settled into comfy chairs and plush sofas to escape to the friendly skies full of romance, intrigue and espionage!  This show has fantastic casting including one of our faves Christina Ricci.  The premiere episode has lots of unexpected twists and turns so if it’s any indication of the rest of the series, we’re in for some fun!

When the screening was completed, we were directed to our dinner by two lovely ladies dressed as Pan Am stewardesses!

@busydadblog getting properly addressed by the Pan Am stewardesses

Dinner was buffet of culinary delights: gourmet salads, steak, lobster tails and sushi!

At the end of the evening, lovely PanAm bags w/goodies inside were distributed by our dinner/in-flight attendants!

O2O's own Barbara, Paula, Amber, Linda & Malia striking a pose.

Experiencing this fun event with great friends made it a fabulous evening!

The bulk of our gratitude extends to the wonderful people at Sony Pictures Television! Not only do they know how to make exciting TV shows (Pan Am, Community, Damages, The Big C and more) but they also really know how to throw a classy event!

Are you ready to board Pan Am this fall and see the world? We know we are!  Thanks for flying with us. Bye. Buh-bye now. B’bye.

(Follow @PanAmABC to get the latest news, pics and behind-the-scenes info and check out the trailer currently on our sidebar.)

Photo Credits: Jen Tilley & Malia Carden

See more photos (by Jen) here!

4 Comments

  1. This was definitely one of my favorite events to attend while at BlogHer’11 …the party was great, the people were fabulous, the food was AMAZING, and “Pan Am” was pretty good too. I will definitely be watching this season! Thanks for an excellent evening in San Diego!

  2. Thanks One2One and Sony Pictures Television! First class all the way. Next time I flip through a tattered SkyMall catalog while fishing out peanuts from a foil pack, I will grumble in discontent. You’ve spoiled me.

  3. Wow, what a fabulous event! And this is definitely a show I’m looking forward to watching this fall.

    P.S. And those bags are super-cute!!

  4. The buzz over this show is incredible! I flew for Pan Am for twelve years, and my FBook former colleagues are planning serious events for a first viewing. There was just something about Pan Am that always brings back that nostalgia for the sixties. I am underemployed this summer, but have filled the hours with writing articles about my Pan Am days. Come visit my blog if you ever want a little ‘escapism’, and a taste of Pan Am.
    gigi wolf, author of Pan Am Airlines Pages and A Woman’s Guide To Everything on ChezGigi.com

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