Talk:Juan Trippe

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This page is quite positive on Juan Trippe. There's no remarks on the monopolies which he with Pan Am used for operations, and how he shook out competitors from the air race on South America. See

Concur that the entry requires some objectivity. I've spent my life in aviation, and the thrust of Trippe's actions as depicted in The Aviator has some merit, if not the specifics. Note the Wiki entry on Owen Brewster

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BetacommandBot (talk) 02:44, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Biography Very Limited -- Was He Gay?[edit]

The rumors around PanAm in the 1960s was that Juan Trippe was gay and would hoist transvesite balls. Robert Wagner, the movie and TV actor (Natalie Wood's husband) allegedly was one of the regulars at these "gay" affairs. JFK allegedly also attended some in the 1940s, but that likely is a smear or a bit of "static" related to Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (linked to PanAm, of course) and CVW's backing JFK's political career. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shemp Howard, Jr. (talkcontribs) 02:51, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Scoll and Key[edit]

In the wikipedia entry on the Yale society Scroll and Key, Juan Trippe is listed as a member. I believe this is incorrect.MarmadukePercy (talk) 03:10, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Yale Professor[edit]

Please create a disambiguation page for the professor of the School of Management at Yale. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:57, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Irrelevant refs.[edit]

"Merchant Aerial". Time magazine. July 31, 1933. This relates to Lindberg, not Trippe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:29, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Did you read the whole article? The article is no longer free content on the Time website, so I can only read the intro. That ref was added by an Admin, User:JGHowes so I doubt it was a mistake. The article is 2255 words, so I would guess it covers more than just the Lindberghs. It's the cover story of the July 31, 1933 | Vol. XXII No. 5 issue and the cover photo is of Trippe,16641,19330731,00.html (the same one in the Wikipedia article). Mojoworker (talk) 20:36, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Since this is a citation that requires a paid subscription it was eliminated. The info is available elsewhere. - GroveGuy (talk) 04:57, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
The TIME article is archived here: and does indeed have content on Juan Trippe. Mojoworker (talk) 09:14, 14 April 2013 (UTC)


"It is pronounced just as it looks." Let's see, is it pronounced joo-an trip-pee? Perhaps, I don't know, but that's the way it looks. (I really don't know. If I knew, then I wouldn't make the change to ask for the pronunciation, but would just include the pronunciation.) And if that's the way it is pronounced, it would be sufficiently surprising that it would be worthwhile to tell us that. TomS TDotO (talk) 12:30, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

FWIW, I once listened to an audiobook about Pan Am and they pronounced it as "trip" - not that that's definitive... Mojoworker (talk) 21:39, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Juan is a very common Spanish name. It rhymes with "lawn" and is pronounced as though it might be spelled "Wan". Terry rhymes with "Mary". Trippe is pronounced just like "Trip" and rhymes with "Sip". GroveGuy (talk) 04:37, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

I note that in the article Juan we are informed that the pronunciation is: /xwan/, /ˈd͡ʒuɘn/ (anglicized), and you are suggesting /wan/, I believe. I don't know which version was preferred by Trippe, but I will accept your suggestion; and you are suggesting that his family name is one syllable, /trip/. Will no one object if I put this pronunciation in the main article: /wan 'teri trip/? TomS TDotO (talk) 11:32, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Go right ahead. Let everybody weigh in. GroveGuy (talk) 03:33, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Missing Associations[edit]

This entry is completely void of his critical association with Owen Brewster and much publicized conflict with Howard Hughes. Actually neither are even mentioned. I will work in transposing the existing text regarding this incident on both of their pages to here. --OnceaMetro (talk) 18:46, 2 August 2014 (UTC) Jack Frye (TWA) was a very important aviation pioneer whose reference is completely missing — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:26, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

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