Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Did TWA Fly To Asia?  
User currently offline777d From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

I am wondering if TWA flew to Asia at it's height of success?
From what I understand they had a great European route structure but I have not heard anything for Asia.

In the last 10 years or so, there has been use of the name Pan Am for low cost,niche market and etc. Is there any talk for TWA to be used again formed by investors.

Thanks
777d

17 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Yes they did fly to Asia. They had Round-the-World route. I dont remember which countries in Asia they stopped but I am pretty sure that at one point they were flying that route with Boeing 707s.

Rafal


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

They definitely flew to India at some point. I have seen a photo somewhere.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Also flew to Kuwait or Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Howard Chaloner




.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

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.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

I have a picture of a TWA in DXB


Go big or go home
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2992 times:

The RTW trip went from JFK-FCO-TLV-DEL-HKG-GUM-HNL-LAX with a 707, i think. It may have been BOM not DEL, and there was another version of the flight that made several other stops between HKG-HNL.

N


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2989 times:

I take it back it was TLV and not DXB


Go big or go home
User currently offlineNRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2986 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.

User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2948 times:

Didn't TWA fly to Seoul with 747SP's? Or at least planned to and that's why they bought them?!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Marcel Walther
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bimbo



User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2880 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

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.


User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

I remember seeing a TWA 707 aircraft in 1971 in HongKong's Kai Tak airport!

User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2749 times:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Lee Cheng



Here is that TWA 707 Kai Tak photo.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2704 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



FL450, M.85
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2627 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

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.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineWestjet!Eh! From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

YEah..I have a photo of a Chinese flight attendant who worked for TWA 707 in 1970's!

User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2580 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


FL450, M.85
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Another (partial) shot of a TWA 707 in HKG, taken in March 1973. You can just see the nose of it sticking out on the right side.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alexander Von Wedelstaedt



'949


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Where In Asia Did TWA Fly To? posted Mon Mar 19 2001 06:50:17 by VirginA340
Did Olympic Fly To Tokyo? posted Thu Sep 9 2004 20:56:02 by Mika10021
Why Did Twa Sell To Aa? And The Twa Story? posted Sat Feb 7 2004 22:57:23 by Bmi330
In '91, Which Houstion Airport Did TWA Fly Into? posted Sat Dec 20 2003 01:14:46 by Targowski
Did Iberia Fly To Bolivia And Honduras? posted Sat Nov 29 2003 14:48:26 by CptGirmayTesfa
Did Asiana Fly To Detroit posted Tue May 20 2003 08:29:38 by United777
Where Did TG Fly To In The US? posted Wed Apr 23 2003 11:08:29 by Richcandy
Did Northwest Fly To Malaysia And Indonesia posted Fri Apr 18 2003 12:42:31 by Airmale
Did Qantas Fly To ARN? posted Fri Jan 17 2003 03:52:29 by GOTbound
Why Did CRJ700 Fly To Fresno Today? posted Fri Nov 15 2002 05:04:10 by Big777jet