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Steven Frischling
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Steven Frischling, aka: Fish, is globe hopping professional photographer, airline emerging media consultant working with large global airlines and founder of The Travel Strategist. Fish has racked up more than 1,000,000 miles since he started to track his mileage in 2005.

Fish's travel tends to be less than leisurely, including flying from New York to Basrah, Iraq, for six hours; Hong Kong for eight hours, Kuwait City for two hours and traveling around the world in 3.5 days to shoot a series of photo assignments in 4 cities and 4 countries on 3 separate continents.

Fish grew up at the end of New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L, which probably explains his enjoyment of watching planes, fly overhead. When not shooting photos or traveling Fish designs camera bags, hones is expertise on airline security and spends his time at home cheering for the Red Sox with his 3 kids 102 yards from the ocean.

“Pan Am’s World” : A Film That Takes You Around The World In 24-Minutes

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13/07/2009 – “Pan Am’s World” : A Film That Takes You Around The World In 24-Minutes

Two weeks ago, on the 1st of July Delta Air Lines became the first airline in the United States to fly to all six permanently inhabited continents.  As Delta Air Lines launched its service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD) it moved closer to its potential for becoming ‘The New Pan Am’ as I wrote about here: 1/07/2009 – Today Delta Air Lines Becomes ‘The New Pan Am’

Over the past few weeks I have begun carefully looking at Pan Am’s once expansive worldwide route system and comparing it to the global route systems of the limited number of airlines that fly to all six inhabited continents.  In looking at ‘what was’ and ‘what is’ I am left wondering if we’ll ever see such a massive global airline again.

One interesting aspect of Pan Am’s global network was putting two flights in the air each day that completely flew around the world. One flew east and one flew west.  Currently only one-airline flies completely around the world, Air New Zealand (Singapore Airlines falls 21 miles short of flying completely around the world).

So what made Pan Am the legendary global airline that conjures up the memory of The Golden Age Of Flying?

The following 1970 film (yes it was shot on film) might shed some light for those unfamiliar with this airline that was once a familiar sight in nearly every corner of the world.  The cinematography is captivating, the visuals are fantastic, the story telling is something few corporations would ever invest in again, the brief glimpses into “Pan Am’s World” is just wonderful.

I’d like to thank the folks at the Fly Pan Am blog for bringing this film to my attention…so now kick back for the next 24 minutes and enjoy. It’s really worth watching!

Happy Flying!
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  2. [...] year I wrote about Pan Am’s unique films that enticed travelers in this post – “Pan Am’s World” : A Film That Takes You Around The World In 24-Minutes. Today I am looking another, much shorter film, created by Pan Am. While this three-and-a-half [...]

  3. Enjoyed very much….old Alma Mater

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