Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747 Chris August 24, 2013 1960-1969, Transport 3 CommentsFavourited 554 times Add to favourites 3 Responses Kurt Brown January 20, 2014 Not true. Was only a mockup Boeing built for PanAm. Never implemented, never flew. See http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-fun-facts-that-are-total-lies-1478595535 Reply Chris January 21, 2014 The point being, this is how Pan Am saw economy class in the 1960s. Reply Gregg April 21, 2014 Chris is right, in the 50s and 60s, Pan Am and others depicted (and delivered, even if not quite these) pretty luxurious accommodations, almost (?) laughable today. My first two jet rides, United DC-8 in 1962 cross-country, and Pan Am 707 cross-Pacific in 1964 were glorious compared to the sardine can arrangements of today, and lived up to the hype in the service and comfort provided. Trvel was a different world then. I was just a kid so anything was fun (including a 30+ hour trans-pacific flight in back-facing paratroop jump seats a military DC-6) , but my parents didn’t recall any complaints except for length of flight. A flight later–in 1984–as adults, a five hour ride on a 747 was great – even in econo class. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.