Tokyo, Pan Am, the SST and Hawaii

          As a follow-up to my previous post here back in the 1980’s, I departed from Narita Airport in Tokyo on an overnight and almost empty PAN AM 747 to Hawaii. I would meet my wife, Jeanne, as she arrived from New York, where there was a glimpse of the British Airways Concorde Super Sonic Transport, at that time providing regular transatlantic service at over 1300 MPH (~ 2100 kph.) 

Above: British Airways SST as seen landing at JFK, NY, March, 1981
Above: From the waiting room at Narita Airport, …my overnight ride to Hawaii.
Sleep, stretched out on empty seats, was easy on the overnight, above  …and  approaching Honolulu, below.

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Above: Jeanne arriving from the mainland, later that afternoon.
Above: From our balcony in Waikiki. Rainbow courtesy of “Pineapple Showers.”

Thanks for viewing, …and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

5 thoughts on “Tokyo, Pan Am, the SST and Hawaii

  1. I always admired the Concorde aircraft. It looked different and it always sounded different.

    I had the very exciting pleasure of walking within a couple of metres of one when I visited the Qantas jet base on business in Sydney, about 2003. A thrilling few moments – but I wish I could have gone for a ride in it!

    Its demise was sad.

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