EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12953 posts, RR: 62 Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
American Airlines did not purchase TWA in its entirety; just most of the assets such as planes, equipment, and the like. I believe one of the assets they bought were the company name and the rights to it.
This would preclude any use of the name and/or rights to the name without consent from AA.
Since any new LCC will be a detriment to AA, they will not want to give them any assistance...and therefore, use of the TWA brand name would not be in AA's best interest.
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NRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 163 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
I traveled on TWA in the early 70's from Hong Kong and Taipei to Los Angeles. The route of flight was, if I recall correctly, HGK-TPE-GUM-HNL-LAX. (This flight also stopped in Okinawa a couple of days of the week I think.) While I never rode east-bound beyond Hong Kong, I think that flight continued to Bangkok and Bombay(Mumbai or whatever these days). They used 707 aircraft, and most of the flights that I was on were well filled. I believe they stopped the R-T-W flights (and Perimeter Fares) in 1973.
Clipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2508 times:
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TWA began service in the Pacific in 1969. The Round the World service began Oct-1971. But, many "route standardization" agreements between airlines were made during the 1970's, with permission and approval by the CAB. One of these agreements was between Pan Am and TWA.
An agreement reached in Oct-1974 called for TWA to suspend its routes across the Pacific and east to Saudi Arabia, including Honolulu, Guam, Taipei, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Bombay, routes to Germany, and the LHR-IAD route; in turn Pan Am would suspend routes to France, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, LHR-ORD/LAX/PHI (though PA kept the MIA-SJU-LIS-MAD-FCO route). The routes were cut Feb/Mar-1975.
AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
TWA did do HKG. I don't know if it was scheduled service or a charter from Saigon during the war. We did a lot of charters to VietNam during that time.
The SP's never flew to Asia. They were acquired because TWA applied for JFK-Toyko service but didn't receive the route. They spent their time on the JFK-CAI route. Ironically, AA later acquired a couple(not sure of the number) of the SP's and flew them to BRU(that's the only place I saw them).TC
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3517 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
Yes, the two 747SP's American has operated came from TWA, they were both SP-31's and were reregistered N601AA and N602AA. They were operated on the DFW-NRT flight since 1987 until 1991 when the MD-11's came in, at that time the two SP's were reassigned on the JFK-BRU route like you say, for one year. I flew on one once from JFK to BRU. They were phased out in 1992.
AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
Westjet--That jogged my memory. At that time, TWA had both HKG and PAR foreign F/A domiciles. I don't think it lasted too long. They flew part of the round the world trip(for awhile, TWA went both directions around the world).TC