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TWA 747's Routes From LAX  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4243 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

I remember TWA using a 747 on a flight from Europe, and I know they used them on the LAX-JFK- Milan or Rome route in the 90's. But I would like to know that flights did they fly 747 on that departed LAX.

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7224 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Wasn't Flight 1 JFK-LAX-HNL at one point?

User currently offlineDETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5577 times:

TWA's non-stop flights to LHR and CDG were on 747s.

User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1449 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5579 times:

TW 001 was operated STL-LAX-HNL with 747 in the early 90`s.
TW 760 operated LAX-LHR in the 80`s, also some flights to/from JFK were operated by 747.

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

TWA operated 747-100s on routes out of LAX to:

JFK - at one time 3 or 4 departures per day.
ORD - at one time 2 or 3 departures per day, some continuing to JFK.

and, if I remember correctly, to MCI for a very short time.

Not all of the above cities were served with the 747 at the same time; I dont not believe that TWA's around the world flights were ever fully upgraded from the 707 to the 747. TWA did have 2 westbound departure out of LAX that went to HNL, Guam, then one flight went to Okinawa, Tapei and HongKong, and the other went to Hong Kong, Bombay and on to Europe and New York; both operated with the 707 until discontinued. TWA dropped the service in the mid-1970s, during a fuel crisis, when it and Pan Am divided the world up and decided not to compete with eachother on certain routes (Pan Am dropped Paris and some other European cities at that point.)

User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 2734 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

In the early seventies, TWA tried many different strategies to put their 747s to profitable use. Here are a few routes out of LAX that existed (some were short-lived):

LAX-PHX-JFK (FN/YN flight)

Also, TWA operated several 747 flights out of SFO, including:

SFO-JFK-CDG (I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it went on to Paris)

User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

I flew a TWA 747-100 on TW0840 from LAX to JFK and onward to Rome/FCO in December 1996. I returned in Jan. 1997, FCO-JFK-LAX was also a 747-100 as TW0841. That was morning flight to JFK. The noon-time flight was flight 881 which went on to TLV and I believe was also a 747-100. The red-eye was a 762 I think.

I think the TWA flight from SFO to JFK, TW0842 went on to Milan. The JFK-SFO portion may have been operated by a 762 though. This is in the mid-90's though. But looking at old time tables TWA seemed to keep the same flight numbers on routings on many transcons through JFK and off to Europe.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

The first departure of the day from LAX to JFK on TWA was a 747-100 and it was flight 840. The first departure from San Francisco to New York was TWA flight 842 and it operated with an L1011.

The routes were:



TWA flight 884 was the flight that operated to TLV, not 880. TWA 880 was a flight that originated in New Orleans and connected through JFK to Athens.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

TWA 840 and 841 were nicknamed 'Late-40' and 'Late-41' since they seldom, if ever, ran ontime.

I'm not sure why. It was in a book of anecdotes by Robert Serling.

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