Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7030 times:
Just thought I'd share this with you since there are no other pix like it in the db: An American Airlines 727 (out of service) seen at Philadelphia in May 1994. In addition to this type being out of service, it is my understanding that the TWA building seen in the background was demolished some time ago.
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2039 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6586 times:
Like United, TWA once had quite an impressive presence in PHL with service to many cities and a crew base in PHL. Like most other U.S. airports though, after deregulation, both United and TWA retrenched to mostly hub city destination flying.
As for American, they never were that big in PHL. At one time, they did operate several daily wide bodies to SJU and briefly operated to London. Although they still do SJU, the service is now all done by narrow bodies, since US Airways entered into the market and began to grow it.
The TWA hangar was a fixture in PHL for many, many years. It survived many expansions and re-modelings. Through most of the '90's and despite the proud TWA letters that stayed lit until the end, US Air actually occupied the facility as TWA's operation dwindled down. The hangar finally met it demise when the new international terminal opened after 2000.
Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2046 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6472 times:
Prior to UA's merger with Capital, TW was the leading EW carrier out of PHL.
In June of 68, TW had the following service out of PHL
BAL 1x B7F add on from STL and West
ORD 7x B7F -2; 727-2; DC9-1; 880-2
CMH 1x DC9
LAX 2x B7F
PIT 9x 707-1, 880-1, DC9-6, 727-1 - These flights continued on to CVG, CMH, DAY, IND
STL 2x both 727's
SFO 1x B7F