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In July of 1980 Pan Am introduced new flight attendant uniforms designed fy popular 1980s designer Adolfo.  The uniform came in both navy & powder blue.  The uniform would be modified in the late 1980s with different blouses, ties, scarves and aprons.  At that time the powder blue option was discontinued.
In 1980 Pan Am began to market 'Business Class.'  This picture shows Pan Am's 8 across seating in Clipper Class aboard a 747SP.
1980s A Pan Am Flight Attendant poses in the economy section of a 747.
1980s A Pan Am Flight Attendant speaks with a young customer in the economy section of a 747.
1980s The economy section of a Pan Am 747 during meal service.  The male flight attendant is Carlos Rosalino.
1980s A Pan Am crew arrives at their outbound aircraft at London, Heathrow airport.
1980 Pan Am flight attendant, Tina Prudent, and a counterpart from National Airlines pose for a photograph during the lead up to the Pan Am - National merger.
1980s A Pan Am 'Clipper Class
1980 Pan Am & National Airlines employees from various departments post by a 707 in the lead up to the Pan Am - National Merger. The merger was signed in January of 1980.
1980s Four Pan Am Flight Attendants pose on the wing of a Lockheed L1011-500.  One Flight Attendant is wearing the summer dress that was available in white & powder blue for several years in the early 1980s.  The uniform was designed by Adolfo and introduced in July of 1980.
1980s Three Pan Am Flight Attendants pose in the engine cowling of a 747.
1980 Three Pan Am flight attendants pose with uniform designer Adolfo as he debuted their unifroms he designed exclusively for Pan Am.
1981 Pan Am Purser Zachery Hobbs on the public address system in the first class cabin of a Boeing 747SP.
1980s A Passenger Service Agent in the
1981 Three Pan Am flight attendants pose in the first class cabin of a Boeing 727.
In the late 1970s Braniff outfitted its fleet with leather seats.  When Braniff ceased operations in 1981 Pan Am bought some of the seats to upgrade its domestic fleet of 727s.  In the photo a flight attendant poses with some of the newly acquired first class leather seats.
1980s A Pan Am Purser poses with children in Milan.
1988 Three Pan Am flight attendants pose by a set of First Class
1985 President & Mrs Reagan pose with Pan Am crew.  Pan Am carried the US Press Corp accompanying the President on all trips until the company shut down in December of 1991.
1980 Pan Am Passenger Service Agent, Al Donchenko, posing as a sleeping passenger for a publicity shot of Pan Am's Sleeperette seats in the First Class cabin of a Boeing 747SP.
1980 Pan Am Executive Bill Seawell.  Seawell was a career military man who was hired by Pan Am after a brief stint at Rolls Royce America.  Seawell joined Pan Am as a Vice President and became President in the mid 1970s.  Seawell remained at Pan Am until replaced by C. Edward Acker in the eraly 1980s.
1980  When Pan Am first created Clipper Class (business class) the new cabin featured 8 across seating which was two less seats then in the Economy cabin.  Later Pan Am would convert to a 6 across cabin offering Clipper Class customers even more space.
1980, July, Pan Am introduced new flight service and Passenger service (ground staff) uniforms in July of 1980.  This picture shows the  Passenger Service uniforms designed by French designer Jean Cacharel.
1980, During his campaign for President Ronald & Nancy Reagan occasionally flew on Pan Am.
1980s  Pan Am Chairman C. Edward Acker (tall with glasses) visits with ground staff members Angelo Klunich (left with mustache) John Jamatta (with beard & tie) and Al Hernandez with single stripe shirt on the left of Ed Acker at the Pan Am Shuttle at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
1980s Check-in at Pan Am's WorldPort at JFK in New York.  In 1980 Pan Am purchased a very sophisticated computer program from British Airways called Departure Control System (DCS).  This program automated many aspects of check-in and tracking and reduced seat duplications and other customer inconvenience.
1980s A flight attendant assiting a customer in an early version of the Clipper Class (business class) cabin  with 8 across seating.
1980s Pan Am Chairman, Ed Acker, visits with ramp agents at New York JFK Airport.
1980s A Pan Am Purser, denoted by the gold stripes on her sleve and gold tie, poses with a young customer.
1980s A reservations trainer assists an agent with a computer transaction.
1980s Customers moving through Pan Am's concourse in Miami.
1980s Miss Universe & Miss USA pose with a very happy Pan Am pilot
1980s Mother Theresa poses with a Pan Am crew in the doorway of a Pan Am Boeing 727.
1980, July, Pan Am introduced new flight service and Passenger service (ground staff) uniforms in July of 1980.  This picture shows the  Passenger Service uniforms designed by French designer Jean Cacharel.
1980s Customers relax at Pan Am's WorldPort terminal at JFK Airport in New York where 747s pulled up close to the terminal.
1980s As part of a branding effort Pan Am added a red stripe to signage at many stations around the world in the last 1970s and early 1980s.
In the late 1980s Pan Am introduced a herringbone pattern for seat covers in Clipper Class (Business Class).  The coverings came in two colors blue and beige.  Both colors can be seen in this photo.
1981 A Pan Am 747 is being 'pushed back' from a gate.  A powerful tug was needed to move a fully loaded 747.
1981 A Pan Am customer slumbers in a Sleeperette First Class seat on a Pan Am Boeing 747SP.
1981 A Flight Engineer at the engineers panel of a Pan Am Boeing 747.  Later versions of the 747 only require two pilots as the engineers function was incorporated into the pilot & co-pilots duties.
1981 A Pan Am 747SP is fueled.
1981 Passenger Service Agent Louis Mannarino checking-in customers at Pan Am's WorldPort Terminal at New York, JFK Airport.
1981 A mechanic on pushback headset speaking to the pilots in the cockpit
1981 Pan Am pilot Otis Young in the co-pilot seat of a Pan Am 747.
1981 Pan Am pilots prepare pre-flight paperwork.
1981 A Pan Am fleet service agent cleans the First Class bar in the cabin of a Pan Am 747SP.
1981 A Pan Am mechanic guides a 747 to a parking area.
1981 A Pan Am Fleet Service agent drives a tug to deliver customer baggage.
1981 A Pan Am Fleet Service agent unloading cargo 'cans' of customer luggage on a Pan Am Boeing 747.
1981 A Pan Am Fleet Service Agent handling customer luggage.
1981 The Pan Am Service Control Center at New York JFK Airport.  This terminal 'nerve center' was opened to improve operational communication and improve on-time performance.
1981 A Passenger Service Agent assists customers at a departure gate counter at New York JFK Airport.
1981 Pan Am Chairman C. Edward Acker & Pan Am President William Waltrip.
1982 The First Class cabin of a Pan Am 747.
1982 The Clipper Class cabin of a Pan Am L1011-500.  The L1011 fleet only flew with Pan Am from 1980 to 1986.  Six went to United Airlines as part of the Pacific route sale.  Another six were sold to Delta Airlines.  United would late sell the six L1011s to Delta.
1983 The First Class cabin of a Pan Am Boeing 747SP.
1983 A Boeing 747 First Class cabin during an elaborate meal service that included a roast cart at the customer's seat.
1983 April, A Pan Am Mechanic guides a 747 to a ramp parking spot.
1983 Pan Am Executives (left to right) Jerry Gitner, Ed Acker and Marty Shugrue.
1983, January, A Special Service Agent with gold crest on his jacket  assists customers traveling on Pan Am flight 001 from Los Angeles to Tokyo.
1983, January, A long shot of Pan Am's ticket counter at Los Angeles Airport.
1983, January, Pan Am's ticket office (different from the check-in counter) at London Heathrow Airport.
1983, January, Pan Am's check-in counter at London Heathrow Airport.
1983, January, A Passenger Service Agent speaking on the phone at  Pan Am's Miami ticket counter.
1986, Apri, Captain Gerry McGlynn on a pre-flight inspecting of an Airbus A310 at Frankfurt Airport.
1985, Pan Am Chariman, Ed Acker poses by a 747 in the 'billboard' livery he introduced to Pan Am.
1983,For the 25th Anniversary of Pan Amís first jet flight the company decided to re-enact the first flight.  A Boeing 707 was taken out of mothballs and brought up to flight standard.  The cabin was refurbished with all first class seating and the aircraft was repainted in the same livery that took flight on October 26, 1958.  French and American celebrities, Eartha Kitt, Marcel Marceau and others along with the Press were invited on the flight.  This photo shows the re-enacted flight arriving in Paris.
1983 For the 25th Anniversary of Pan Amís first jet flight the company decided to re-enact the first flight.  A Boeing 707 was taken out of mothballs and brought up to flight standard.  The cabin was refurbished with all first class seating and the aircraft was repainted in the same livery that took flight on October 26, 1958.  French and American celebrities, Eartha Kitt, Marcel Marceau and others along with the Press were invited on the flight.  This photo shows Pan Am President, Ed Acker, and crew members posing for a photo upon arrival in Paris.
1983 For the 25th Anniversary of Pan Amís first jet flight the company decided to re-enact the first flight.  A Boeing 707 was taken out of mothballs and brought up to flight standard.  The cabin was refurbished with all first class seating and the aircraft was repainted in the same livery that took flight on October 26, 1958.  French and American celebrities, Eartha Kitt, Marcel Marceau and others along with the Press were invited on the flight.  This photo shows the re-enacted flight arriving in Paris.
1983 For the 25th Anniversary of Pan Amís first jet flight the company decided to re-enact the first flight.  A Boeing 707 was taken out of mothballs and brought up to flight standard.  The cabin was refurbished with all first class seating and the aircraft was repainted in the same livery that took flight on October 26, 1958.  French and American celebrities, Eartha Kitt, Marcel Marceau and others along with the Press were invited on the flight.  This photo shows the re-enacted flight arriving in Paris.
1980s Mechanics overhal two engines on a Boeing 747 at Pan Am's Jet Center maintenance base at JFK Airport in New York.
1989, Reservations Supervisor, Helen Harkens, at her desk in the Pan Am Building.  It was Helen's job to ensure all reservations staff were aware of the many different promotions the company initiatied to attract customers.
1986 When Pan Am converted the Clipper Class (Business Class) cabin from 8 across to 6 across seating bright blue seat covers were adopted as seen in this photo.  In 1988 Pan Am converted the business class  seat covers to a more demure herringbone pattern.
1985 When Pan Am converted the Clipper Class (Business Class) cabin from 8 across to 6 across seating bright blue seat covers were adopted as seen in this photo.  In 1988 Pan Am converted the business class  seat covers to a more demure herringbone pattern.
1985 When Pan Am converted the Clipper Class (Business Class) cabin from 8 across to 6 across seating bright blue seat covers were adopted as seen in this photo.  In 1988 Pan Am converted the business class  seat covers to a more demure herringbone pattern.
1983, January, A Passenger Service Agent speaking on the phone at San Francisco Airport.  You can see the stylized Pan Am logo on her blouse.  The uniform was designed by Jean Cacharel and introduced in 1980.
1988, Pan Am Chairman, Tom Plaskett, at his office in the Pan Am Building in New York.
1986, October, Pan Am Marketing Represetative,  Kelly Slater, poses as a Pan Am 'Red Coat' to promote Pan Am's Clipper Club lounges.
1980 The First Class cabin of Pan Am's Lockheed L1011-500.  This cabin would be modified with Sleeperette  seats in First Class within a year of delivery to Pan Am.
1980 A Pan Am flight attendant carries both red and white wine as well as champagne to offer each First Class customer their choice.
1980s A customer enjoying a meal in Pan Am's Clipper Class (business class) on a Boeing 747.  Pan Am's first Clipper Class Cabins offered 8 across seating instead of the 10 across in Economy class.
1983,  For the 25th Anniversary of Pan Amís first jet flight the company decided to re-enact the first flight.  A Boeing 707 was taken out of mothballs and brought up to flight standard.  The cabin was refurbished with all First Class seating and the aircraft was repainted in the same livery that took flight on October 26, 1958.  French and American celebrities, Eartha Kitt, Marcel Marceau and others along with the Press were invited on the flight.  In 1958 Maxim's of Paris prepared much of Pan Am's catering.  For the re-enactment Pan Am brought a Maxim's chef along to assist with the meal service.  Here Pan Am purser, Jitsuko Darjeling wearing a vintage uniform assist's the Maxim's chef with the tray preparation.
1980s Purser, Peggy Catalano,(wearing a yellow rose) on her last working flight before retirement poses in the Economy Class galley of a Pan Am 747 with fellow crew members.  Judy Skartvedt is standing behind Peggy with hands on Peggy's shoulders.
1980s Purser, Peggy Catalano,  poses in the doorway of a Pan Am Boeing 747 with Rome Station Manger on her left and Rome Catering Manager (with radio) on her right.
1980s On each long haul flight Pan Am assigned one flight attendant to work in the First Class galley to over see the preparation of the many courses offered.  These crew members were affectionately known as 'galley girls.'  Here a 'galley girl' prepares the beef roast in the First Class galley of a Lockheed L1011-500.
1980s Purser, Peggy Catalano, begins her last roundtrip from New York to Rome before retiring.  The crew tried to make this trip as memorable as possible  with balloons & banners on board.  Here Peggy serves salad from the cart in the First Class Cabin of a Pan Am 747 en route to Rome.
1980s Purser, Peggy Catalano, on her last working flight before retirement.  The crew threw a party in-flight from Rome to New York complete with balloons and banners.  Here Peggy is seen offering dessert from the cart in the First Class cabin of a Boeing 747.
1980s A flight attendant serves a Clipper Class (business class) customer on an overnight flight.
1981 A flight attendant performs a pre-departure galley check on a Pan Am Boeing 747SP.
1981 Pan Am's flight kitchen at JFK produced many deluxe meals until it was closed in 1985.  After that Marriott provided catering for flight departing JFK.
1985 Meal service in Pan Am's Clipper Class (business class) cabin.
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