747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3779 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4606 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.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4530 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.)
N960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4425 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.