Pan Am – Tradition

Hiroshi Yagyu, a Japanese television actor, makes you briefly relive the lavish service Pan Am offered aboard its China Clipper seaplane in the 1930s, on to a more modern-age First and Clipper Class. The background music is one of Pan Am’s final jingles and slogans, “You Can’t Beat The Experience”. Only two years after airing this commercial and amid heavy financial losses, Pan Am sold its Pacific routes to United.

“The China Clipper. In the 1930s, Pan Am flew it for the first time across the Pacific Ocean. In First Class, moden-age elegance meets yesterday’s tradition (flashback shown). And Clipper Class offers more room to think for the businessman.”

(List of destinations: “New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Beijing, Shanghai, and the world”)

“Pan Am: You Can’t  Beat the Experience.”

(translation provided by a YouTube user)

UPDATE (Sep. 19, 2010): Check out the British version of this Pan Am commercial.


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