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Pan Am (2011–2012)

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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

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Series cast summary:
 Maggie Ryan (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Laura Cameron (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Ted Vanderway (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Colette Valois (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Dean Lowrey (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Kate Cameron (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Richard Parks (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kal Parekh ...
 Sanjeev (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Roger Anderson (6 episodes, 2011-2012)


Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

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25 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пан Американ  »

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On the DVDs the 3rd and 4th episodes are out of order aswell as the 2nd episode. The DVD play order for the 1st 4 episodes air as 1, 3, 4, 2. See more »


For the entire series, they refer to the head of Pan Am as "Juan Trippe." Juan Terry Trippe was named after a maiden aunt named Juanita Terry, and he positively loathed the name Juan. Everyone called him Terry, Terry Trippe, or simply Mr. Trippe, under fear of being fired, killed, or worse. See more »


Referenced in Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #3.190 (2011) See more »

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What ABC always did best....
10 October 2011 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Good old fashioned "escapist fun". That was ABC's forte back in the day. "Fantasy Island", "Love Boat"...shows like this took you away from your standard drama show. And in some ways "Pan Am" does just that.

No, there's no schlocky comedy or anything along those lines, but you go back to a day and age where flying was glamorous, and there was an air of 'excitement' in faraway places. I'm, just a little too young to recall travel like we see on the show, having been born in 1961... My first flight wasn't until the late 60's and by then jet travel was almost the norm than the exception...and then deregulation came along and flying was more a chore than an event to look forward to.

I agree with another poster who thinks the flight crew is a little young. The "jet boys" tended to be a little older. I recall when the pilots of the planes I flew were all old WWII pilots, all in their late 50's or so when I flew through the 1970's...

Aside from THAT, I have very little to grouse about.

Should this show have really great legs and last a while, it'll be interesting to see where we go as Pan Am's fortunes were at their peak in the 60's, but the decline began as the 70's arrived.

Good show. Good Job, ABC!

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