The Pan Am Clipper, a Pan American seaplane

Pan American Airways (abbreviated as Pan Am) was an American airline operator. They operated the Pan Am Clipper, the first transoceanic passenger service, in the 1930s.

History Edit

Indiana Jones frequently traveled on Pan Am flights, as recognized by one of their employees, as they were the fastest way to travel around the world. Jones kept a ticket of his set of flights in 1936 between San Francisco and Kathmandu (via Honolulu, Wake Island, and Manila) in his journal, having paid $951.60 for the trip.

In 1957, Jones and Mutt Williams traveled on a series of Pan American planes as they flew from New York City to Nazca, Peru, stopping in Havana, Mexico City and Cusco. They started on a DC-3, and their final plane was a small Antonov An-2 cargo biplane, just large enough to carry the pair and Mutt's motorcycle.

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James Rollins' novelization of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull does not mention the airlines used, but mentions two planes: DC-3 and Antonov An-2. The real Pan Am airline never used the Soviet-made An-2, although the plane in the film was an An-2.

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