JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1481 times:
I flew TW's 747-131 from JFK to Rome in 1995. In fact, the plane I was on was the one that flew the fateful flight 800 one year later. I don't remember too much details of the flight. But I checked the registration before I boarded and found out the plane has one of the highest cycles. I told my wife this and she was quite concerned.
Once you were onboard, the interior looked like any other 747. It had a small business class in the nose section and over 400 seats in economy. The seat covers in economy were red and blue. It was a full flight. The flight was uneventful. The service was average. We landed in Rome on time. Indeed, it's no different from any other 747 flights.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1922 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1438 times:
I don't personally have any reports but my parents flew on TWA 747's between HNL and STL in 1997. They took many pictures. One was N134TW. It had the present day red and blue seats. I know that they used to have blue, red, and grey seats like some of the 727-200's have to this day. Mom and Dad said the service was very good. They ate chicken one way and I forget what they had the other. I know on European flights they would serve rack of lamb or lobster tail in First Class.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
I was on two TWA 747-131 flights: LAX-JFK in 1974 and JFK-LHR in 1984. All I remember of the former was a button on the armrest which enabled one to inflate or deflate an air cushion in the seat and, thereby, adjust for firmness.
The latter bird featured TWA's new interior - the new seat covers and side panels. It was a beautiful airplane, very clean and modern, and it is strange to think that the aircraft is probably now stored out there in the desert.
I did not note the registration of either aircraft and, therefore, do not know whether I flew on the ill-fated plane involved in the flight 800 tragedy.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery