TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3176 posts, RR: 4 Posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
Here are the new TWA flights:
TWA ADDS MORE THAN 30 FLIGHTS TO LEISURE DESTINATIONS
~Six Tour Groups will offer TWA flights to fun-filled destinations,
ST. LOUIS (November 1, 2000) - Trans World Airlines, Inc., along with six tour operators, will offer more than 30 new flights to fun-filled TWA destinations in the Caribbean. These new flights are in addition to more than 60 already-announced flights that TWA operates for tour operators, bringing a total of seven tour service providers offering TWA flights from U.S. cities to eleven different beach, cruise, and ski destinations. The new flights include the addition of Antigua, in the Leeward Islands, a new destination on the TWA route map.
All of these flights will be operated on a seasonal basis. Under TWA's agreement with the tour operators, the tour company is responsible for marketing of the flights. "As we have grown our Caribbean network to become the second-largest U.S. airline in the region, we have found that a profitable way to enhance our schedule is through cooperative scheduling and marketing with leading tour packagers," commented Jack Stelzer, TWA's senior vice president of planning. "We can give the tour companies the seats they need, and TWA benefits from a reliable revenue stream. We're expanding the concept to new markets in the Caribbean and elsewhere."
New York (JFK) - Antigua, Leeward Islands
New York to Antigua will be marketed by GoGo Travel. TWA will begin service with one roundtrip each Saturday starting on December 23rd, 2000. TWA will operate this flight with MD-83 aircraft. Passengers can book travel through GoGo Travel by calling 1-800-969-1002.
New York City (JFK) - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
New York City (JFK) to Providenciales will be marketed by Turks & Caicos Express. TWA will begin service with one roundtrip each Saturday and Tuesday starting November 4th. TWA will operate these flights with MD-83 aircraft. Passengers can book travel through Turks & Caicos Express by calling 1-866-GO-PROVO.
New York City (JFK) - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
New York City (JFK) to Grand Bahamas Island will be marketed by Travel Impressions. TWA will operate one roundtrip per day on Thursdays through Mondays starting December 21st, 2000. TWA will operate MD-83 aircraft on these flights. Passengers can book travel through Travel Impressions by calling 1-800-284-0044.
Newark - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Newark to Providenciales will be marketed by Turks & Caicos Express. TWA will begin service with one roundtrip each Saturday starting February 3rd of 2000. TWA will operate these flights with MD-83 aircraft.
Newark - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Newark to Freeport will be marketed by Freeport - Lucayan Express. TWA will operate one roundtrip per day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays starting February 1st of next year and continuing into January of 2002. TWA will operate this service with MD-83 aircraft. Passengers can book travel through Freeport - Lucayan Express by calling 1-800-7BAHAMAS.
Boston - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Boston to Montego Bay will be marketed by GWV, the largest tour wholesaler in New England. TWA will begin service with one roundtrip each Saturday starting January 6th, 2001. TWA will operate these flights with MD-83 aircraft. Passengers can book travel through GWV by calling 1-800-225-5498.
Boston - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Boston to Providenciales will also be marketed by GWV. TWA will provide one roundtrip each Saturday starting December 23rd, 2000. TWA will operate this flight with Boeing 757 aircraft.
Boston - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Boston to Puerto Plata will also be marketed by GWV. TWA will begin service with one roundtrip each Saturday beginning on December 23rd, 2000. TWA will operate these flights with MD-83 aircraft.
In addition to these new flights, TWA and Travel Impressions will grow their existing service between New York (JFK) and Newark Airport to Cancun and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. This service will grow to 30 weekly departures this December.
TWA flies approximately two million passengers per month on more than 825 daily flights to 100 destinations (including seasonal service) in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. TWA tickets are available for purchase through TWA Reservations at 1-800-221-2000, through travel agents, and through TWA's website at www.twa.com.
i got this from twa.com
life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
Sju-lax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1727 times:
Boston-LAX, Punta Cana
St.Louis-Manchester, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Monzanillo, Acapulco, Kingston
JFK-St.Croix, St.Thomas, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Kingston, Port-au-Prince
...and from SJU:
rumored flights to Tampa...(the newly instated one stop from FLL will be dropped.) ORD, EWR, and BDL.
Lots of new TWE Midwest stuff, I flew through STL this thursday and it was a zoo! ...but full of TWE Emb-145s.
I saw 2 767-300ERs, 5 757-200s, tons of MD-80s, and some DC-9s, lots of 717s,...(lots, I mean like 10.) No 727s ( Tons of Emb-145s, ATR-42s in the new colors, alothough no -72s. I saw 2 Saab 340s, and lots of Southwests, but who cares about them. There were a couple Americans, but don't even get me started on them. I won't even mention Delta or Northwest. I saw some Continental and US Airways planes, mostly 737-300/500s mostly.
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 6041 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
There's nothing "scary" about it. These are not *charters* in the typical sense. They are flights in which a tour operator guarantees the purchase of a certain number of seats, and TWA sells the remainder, usually at a very good price. It allows TWA to offer scheduled service to destinations desired by its customers, while starting with a guaranteed revenue stream. It allows the tour operators to offer seats on scheduled flights on a known, safe carrier, which eliminates the stigma of "charter" flights, and lets them offer the service without taking the risk of buying the whole plane, which it may not need. (I don't consider Amtran scary, by the way, but One Plane Air-type carriers certainly have a stigma that might lead a tour participant to try to arrange his/her own air.) Finally, most flights are offered on off days and at times when the equipment would otherwise be sitting around. It's really a win-win for all involved.
BTW, Mr. King, Continental does exactly the same thing, for some of the same tour operators that charter TWA to the Caribbean. Those flights originate, not surprisingly, in Newark. Also, many major airlines have similar arrangements with tour operators. That 767 you get to fly to HNL might be a smaller a/c if whatever carrier hadn't already sold a substantial portion of the seats to a tour operator before selling the rest itself.