|Reproduction vintage Pan Am travel bag, wash bag and passport cover|
Established in 1927, Pan American was at one time the largest international air carrier in the States. The airline began as a began as a mail and passenger service between Florida and Havana and grew to be an innovator and major International force in the airline industry.
Peaking in the 60s and 70s, the airline boasted millions of passengers, flying in 150 jets to 86 foreign destinations. Its slogan was The World's Most Experienced Airline, designed to instill confidence and familiarity in passengers.
Back in the days when air travel was largely the province of the affluent, possessing an airline bag was something rather special - it meant you were an air traveller and thus one of the fortunate few who could afford to fly. After the arrival of the jet age in the late 50s, the first Pan Am airline bag, the Orion (above), was given away to jet -setters in the 1960s. The perfect size for on board travel.