Pan Am Dining: it’s Become “a Thing” In Los Angeles, New York, and London

There’s been a bit of a stir over Air Hollywood’s Pan Am dining experience — eat dinner on board a replica of a Pan Am 747. A $200 ticket gets you a business class seat for cocktails, dinner, and a movie. And a $300 first class ticket gives you a first class seat for cocktails and the movie, and the upper deck dining room for your meal.

Pricey, but very cool and probably worth it for a unique evening out experience if you’re in the Los Angeles area while it’s happening. Cocktails, dinner, and a movie in at a unique venue doesn’t come cheap.

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Here’s the site to buy tickets and the upcoming dates:

    pan am dining

What I find most interesting, though? These aren’t the only people dressing up as Pan Am crew and serving dinner!

Randy Petersen points me to Mile High, a London-based pop up food experience that’s now come to New York.

This one looks a little more foodie oriented (as in, it’s about the food), but it isn’t in a 747. So possibly simultaneously more delicious and less cool (to my very anachronistic sense of ‘cool’).

The UK’s Telegraph describes the evening.

The meals are destination-themed, with past events focused on Beirut, Sicily, Gothenburg, Mozambique, and Andalucia. October will feature an event in New York with the evening’s destination as London, ironic as the events have previously themselves been based in London.

It’s $120++ per person, at a ‘secret’ New York location to be announced (not a plane), on the following dates:


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Comments

  1. My first impression was that I would love to try this but a bit pricey. I then realized I can just book a business or first class seat and have the same experience but with travel included!

  2. I think it’s close enough to being in the same vein to mention this. In Florence, Kansas, there’s a Harvey House Museum, which reenacts something of the once very common dining experience of cross country train travel in the last part of the 19th century and first part of the 20th century. It uses the restored facilities of what was then an actual Harvey House restaurant where passengers would pile out of the train, eat elegantly but quickly, and get back on board.

    Full meals for passengers were 75 cents, but only 25 cents for crew. Reenactors dress in the costume of the day to serve the relish plate, French coleslaw, roast sirloin of Beef Au Jus, Fred Harvey whipped potatoes, beef gravy, asparagus, fresh baked rolls, raspberry preserves, charlotte of peaches, sweet whipped cream, assorted cheese & fruit tray, coffee, tea, and milk. It is open only by appointment, but is lots of fun. And it isn’t 75 cents, but still very reasonable, and lots of railroading nostalgia on exhibit.

  3. @DaveS That sounds like so much fun. My husband and I did a self-created tour of Fred Harvey locations in the Southwest a couple of years ago. We had a great tome imagining what it must have been like back in the day.

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