Anthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 543 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
Back in the 80's I used to see several TWAs at the Honolulu International Airport at once. Though I was into airplanes spotting since then, I never knew what routes did TWA flew to and from HNL. By the way, most of the TWAs were 747s.
So, if anyone knows or remember those routes, please post them (not just the 80's, any year).
Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
I remember seeing that there ws a flight from JFK to HNL with stop either in LAX or STL. I think LAX, it makes sence but STL sticks ou tin my mind. I also think I remember service to OGG, do I remember correct? Was there more that just service to HNL as far as Hawaii Service for TWA?
UA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 480 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
TWA flew Los Angeles - Kona with a 752 if I'm not mistaken.
Yes, you're right. During the summer, they would often use the 767 (I don't know if it was a 200 or 300.) AA eventually took this route. AA now serves this with a 752 or 763. I miss seeing those old TW birds!
Bluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3139 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
Back in the 80s and 90s TW's service @ HNL arrived in the late afternoon or early evening, and departed as red-eyes. TW also used 762ERs on the STL route.
In the 90s, TW did use 741s on the LAX route as well as L1011s. I should know, one of my cousins flew a 741 back home to LA.
The last TW flight I took was in 1975, from LAX to HNL in a 703. I had an opportunity to go to LAX on a super-cheap fare in the 90s right before the LAX route was stopped, but did not have the time to take advantage of it.
Such a shame to see TW gone, as well as the STL flight.
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Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2657 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
Wow, this takes me back. I remember working ramp in college at COU (Columbia, MO), I'd see TWA 1 fly over every day at the same time. I want to say it was in the AM. Not sure why it stood out, but I always seemed to be on the ramp around the same time when it would go overhead.
Jumpseat70 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
I was a TWA Service Manager based in STL and flew the STL HNL STL routes on the 747. The flights ran full and the passengers were delightful. Mostly midwesterners who felt so very priviledged to get to fly a NONSTOP to that majical part of the world. A very wonderful memory. A sad memory all mixed up in one!
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2673 posts, RR: 11 Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
TWA's STL-HNL route lasted until AA cut it November 1st, 2003. The route was operated by an AA B763ER daily. Yeah, Je89_w, that was in the days when TWA 747s flew STL-HNL. Boy, those memories of when those gigantic jets came to STL daily
094147 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
I go back even further than you guys. Before the 747 and 757 and 767, there was the 707. TW had two 707-331B's that circled the globe in opposite directions every day. Both originated in JFK. One went east and one went west. I believe they were Flight # 1 ( westbound) and Flight # 2 ( eastbound). HNL was a scheduled stop for both flights.