Juan Trippe: Air Travel for All

The pioneer of commercial aviation had a vision of affordable flight, and with Pan American Airways he made it a reality

As Americans stand in those long airport security lines this summer, poised to jet off to national parks, family reunions, and romantic getaways, they should have ample time to remember the man who first introduced the concept of a "tourist class" -- that's you and me -- to American aviation: Pan American Airways founder Juan Trippe.

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