In today's age, we receive airplane tickets on-line and board our flights with our smart phones.
Has something been lost? A small paper memento to mark our travels? A simple souvenir of places we've been?
In March of 1946, Mr Alfredo Guillen flew Pan Am from San Jose, Costa Rica to San Salvador, on a DC-3. At 95 years old, Mr Guillen remembers, and his sons, Jorge & Fredy share his boarding pass with us. A moment in time, captured.
N19903 "Clipper Flying Cloud" one of only three Boeing 307 ever to fly for Pan American Airways. Only ten of these aircraft were ever made. It had the promise of high altitude and a pressurized cabin, but it did not have the long haul range (transatlantic) that Mr Juan Trippe had planned for. She was sold.
See her story, where she wound up, and eventually touched down:
Ms Katherine Lauder joined Pan American World Airways in the summer of 1957, leaving her job at Time-Life magazine for a new adventure.
In May of 1959, the stewardess submitted a wedding announcement to the (Pan Am Employee) Clipper Newspaper. She married fellow Pan Am-er Mr Frankin W. Durand, Training Superintendent with the Technical Assistance Program for Ariana Afghan Airlines in Kanahar, Afghanistan.
A Pan Am Family would be in their future...