Although Braniff may have been the most daring, nothing tops Pan Am in cultural significance. As America's flag carrier, the airline served as the nation's de facto goodwill representative until it, too, went bust in
BOEING 747 PAN AM. Pan Am's founder and Chairman, Juan Trippe, demanded that Boeing build him the biggest and best airliner ever. Trippe even had His friend and Pan Am board member, Charles Lindbergh advise on the design.