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Here’s a picture trip report from a flight onboard a Pan Am Boeing 707 from June of 1969.
Granted, I wasn’t born yet in 1969, but my mouth dropped when I saw these pictures from Grandma Weekly Flyer’s first international trip to Scotland and London.
Grandma Weekly Flyer had just graduated high school and signed up to take a trip across the Atlantic with some class mates including her twin sister.
Here’s Grandma Weekly Flyer with her Pan Am bag waiting to go to the airport.
The flight would be a first international flight and the first with Pan Am on their Boeing 707.
I’m pretty sure this is a Boeing 707 after comparing it to the picture below. What do you think, was I right?
Their international gateway was Washington and they arrived in Scotland. I couldn’t track down the route or flight number so not exactly sure which route it was.
They toured Scotland seeing some pretty cool sites.
Then they took a train down to London and visited the city for a few days.
A trip with Pan Am in the summer of 1969 with your sister and classmates is a pretty cool way to celebrate graduation from high school. Grandma Weekly flyer got to travel in a jet with Pan Am at the height of the jet set heyday in the 60s. I’m just glad I saw the photos and heard the story behind it.
Did you ever get to take a flight on a Pan Am jet? What was it like and where did you go?