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    I really enjoyed the show - for the most part. (I must admit, I'm a little curious how they can keep the storyline fresh week after week.)
    Last night made me really want to go back to those days. Yes, people actually did dress up to fly. And for entertainment we sometimes went out to the Atlanta Airport just to watch the planes take off and land - obviously pre-9/11. Airlines were so much roomier and offered actual meals - not gourmet, but nice on long flights.
    I did wonder how the wife knew the stewardess was sleeping with her husband - and how randpm was it that they would be on that flight together.

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    pikachu, I loved Homefront as well. I couldn't believe it didn't have a much longer run than it did.

    nanarama, that part of the plot left me confused as well. How did the wife know her husband was having an affair with the French stewardess?

    Did anyone else think the back and forth in time parts were a bit confusing? I felt like we really didn't know who was whom, yet, as far as the characters and their names, and they start doing flashbacks, which left a few questions in my head.

    My first flight was in the mid 70's and I was a college student so I doubt very much that I was dressed to the nines. I had a friend, though, whose husband worked for American Airlines. This was in the 80's and 90's and whenever they flew, they had to fly standby. Even so, she, her husband and their two kids dressed up.

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    Thing is - as far as I know Pan Am no longer exists - or at least in the form we see on the show. Only other thing is that the network is paying bukoos of money to be allowed to the use the name.
    I know Pan Am no longer exists, but the show still felt like a long commercial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I know Pan Am no longer exists, but the show still felt like a long commercial.
    My apologies. :-[

    But, you are right upon rethinking. The way they handled some parts - adding bumpers - made it feel like a commercial. It also doesn't help the last shot of the stewardesses boarding again and the blonde turning her head back to the little girl and smiling is from the commercial.

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    That last scene, when the crew was walking together to the plane, all of the women had their right arms bent at the elbow with their hands out and facing upward. Did they really do that???

    And I still dress nicely when I fly. I've found that you get treated much better on the plane and in the airport, in general, the better you look.....and you are definitely being reviewed by the crew when you exit the plane at the end of the trip! The flight attendants are checking you out from head to toe! Nothing like getting brownie points where you can!

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    The reason, I believe, that their right arms were bent is that is the arm they carried their handbag in the crook of the elbow. I noticed it, too. I think they wanted to shoot it just that way to highlight the uniformity of their "look."
    (And I would say that yes, back in the day it wouldn't be uncommon to carry your handbag - they were't the shoulder bags that I now favor - in the crook of your elbow or on your arm.

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    I liked it better than I expected. The smarmy leering vibe of the promos just wasn't there. I don't know if I will stick with this. The show just seemed to be trying too hard. I'll give it another week or two, since it's on after Desperate Housewives on Sunday night, a time when I'm always home & usually not doing anything else.
    It did leave me feeling like the whole show was just setting things up, rather than giving an interesting episode. It does deserve a few more watches.
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    I think I was more in awe of the hand stuck out and facing upward than the crook in the arm.
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    Re: Pan AM

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu View Post

    Pan Am made me think of a past favorite show of mine Homefront since it portrayed life in an earlier age.
    Homefront love!
    I liked it. Have to keep straight who is who (for the guys). I hope they reveal more about Bridget and she's not just dropped with the new girl being the new spy. Pretty sure Christina Ricci was wearing a wig in-flight and maybe the French girl, too. It wasn't uncommon to wear wigs back then, right?
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    from what I remember these girls had to go to training before becoming a stewardess for Pan am and they were supposed to walk that way..I remember talking to a couple of them way back in the day and they had very very strict weight requirements and had to have a certain look..they were supposed to appear glamarous
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