Ever since I wrote about Anthony Toth, the man who recreated the interior of a Boeing 747 inside a warehouse near Los Angeles, people have asked me how they could tour it.
I finally have some good news. Brett Snyder, a Long Beach-based aviation blogger, is organizing a night of dinner and drinks on this wonderful Pan Am 747 mock-up.
It’ll be Sept. 28 at Anthony’s 3,000 square foot City of Industry warehouse. And you’ll be served “real” airline food by former Pan Am flight attendants in uniform. (Anthony has contacts in aircraft catering).
Tickets go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. (Pacific) on Brett’s website — crankyflier.com/cranky747. There will be 28 of them, ranging from $100 to $150, depending on your class of service. (First class is pricier.) If I had to guess, I’d say the event will be sold out by 9:01 a.m., if not earlier. Brett’s going to be accepting money via PayPal.
The tickets are expensive, but I suspect it’ll be worth it. I’ve dined with Anthony before — in first class, no less — and it was one of the highlights of my journalism career.