Break out your beehive hair and get ready to live out all those Mad Men fantasies because there’s a Pan Am restaurant (and it’s in LA, of course).
Let’s be real. There’s not much glamour attached to airline travel these days. Hell, the most luxurious thing you’ll get on an interstate flight is a bag of peanuts.
But back in the early days of airports, flying on a plane was an elegant experience. And there was no airline more glamorous, more groovy and more perfectly 60s than Pan Am.
Think passengers dressed to the nines, sipping on cocktails and tucking into gourmet meals served on real plates (plastic trays? Please).
Back then, the journey really was just as enjoyable as the destination.
Thanks to Los Angeles-based aviation enthusiast Anthony Toth, this golden age of air travel is back in all its bouffant glory, lovingly recreated inside a mock Pan Am Boeing 747 plane.
Launched 3 years ago, the Pan Am Experience has already garnered its fair share of buzz so why we talking about it now?
Check out these extremely EXTRA shots from supermodel Chrissy Teigen’s Pan Am-inspired birthday.
The model, chef, and undisputed queen of Twitter invited tons of her A-list friends, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Kris Jenner to sit back, relax and relish in all things 60s (rampant sexual innuendos no doubt included).
The good news is even if you’re not an A-lister, you can still enjoy all the amenities the Pan Am Experience has to offer.
Upon arrival you’ll check-in at the First & Clipper Class check-in desk, where you’ll get a ‘70s-style boarding pass and luggage tag. Followed by a tour of the Clipper Club, where you can look through retro memorabilia and mingle with your fellow Pan Am passengers.
Soon after that, you’ll head onto the Boeing 747, where stewardesses in original Pan Am uniforms will welcome you on with a cocktail. Drink in hand, you’ll explore the plane as the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra croon over the speakers.
When the plane “takes off,” the stewardesses will direct you to your seat, and they’ll do a safety demonstration for you. Then, you’ll enjoy a five-course meal served on authentic china tableware.
It’s enough to make anyone a little nostalgic. Minus the smoking indoors of course.