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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 14906 times:

Not sure if this has been posted, but it's a very nicely done and sad video!



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14761 times:

That was a sad and nostalgic vid. Thanks for posting.

User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14732 times:

Yeah - two wonderful and really sad videos!!!

Thanks a lot for posting them!


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 14693 times:

That video was good in showing that without people, airlines are just big piles of aluminum.
I wonder what happened to all the faces shown?

TWA was MY favorite Airline...I always root for the underdog.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27313 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 14638 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
TWA was MY favorite Airline...I always root for the underdog.

Yeah me also . I miss TWA and Pan Am at LHR . I used to take them for granted seeing their 747's day in day out at LHR . If only we could go back for a day in time to see those just once more....


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 14518 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
TWA was MY favorite Airline...



Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
If only we could go back for a day in time to see those just once more....

 checkmark  I'll never forget my first day on the job at TWA back on March 8, 1996. At the time, I honestly thought we had a fighting chance and were starting to make improvements left and right and operational profits were starting to show. TWA was my favorite airline growing up, and I'm proud to say I have worked there. Aside from the day TW800 crashed and finding out how AA screwed us, every day was a great day.  brokenheart   crying 

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TWA...Gone but not forgotten...



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User currently offlineColeplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 14462 times:

Thanks for posting RJpieces, hadn't seen it. Sad trip down memory lane...  candle 


"About a nine on the tension scale there Rupe."
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1433 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14418 times:

Well you can Thank Mr. Carl Icahn for the torture and hell and high and lows for many years at Twa. The worst thing i ever heard of all his tricks of the trade was when his travel agency had the rights to sell tickets cheaper than Twa could sell them. Im sure at his demise he will not go in the ground slowly. They will have to twist the casket to get him under.

I never did figure out what the AA buyout was ,other than give a few people hope and very few a job. Did not most all
of the aircraft go somewhere else with exception to a few.. Other than a hub they dont fully use in Stl, what was AA,s logic now that im thinking about it. It had to be costly. Tw,was very far down when they got them...

But Twa in its day was a first class operation



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User currently offlineTreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14353 times:

What a sad video. I never had a chance to fly TWA when they were around  Sad . TWA will live on as a Legend for years to come.


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8195 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14293 times:

Love this one - turn up yer speakers and shed a tear.
http://www.twacrew.com/photos.html



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14282 times:

Thats a good one as well. A few months ago on eBay I found a DVD all about TWA and the good old days, and some footage from our almost renewal in the late 90's. A great DVD nonetheless...


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User currently offlineWhiteBirdFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 14261 times:

Thanks for posting this video. Quite sad but a proud moment as well.

My dad was a passenger on one of the first 707 flights from JFK to LHR and logged many, many, many miles on TWA. He could tell quite a personal story about how travel just got better, from the Constellations to the 707's to the 747's with the upstairs lounge. It was always TWA to London and Pan Am to Asia or India.

Sure, the airline deregulation has given us Southwest, JetBlue and some nifty improvements like airfares that seem to never go up (ha!) but US airlines also lost a lot of things when the playing field was largely left to level itself, and we certainly lost TWA and Pan Am.

I'm old enough to remember when it was largely unthinkable, when planning a trip to Europe, not to go through JFK and go on either TWA or Pan Am. It's good to be reminded that the reverse was true as well and what a long history TWA had at Heathrow.

Cordially,
WFB


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14239 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 10):
A few months ago on eBay I found a DVD all about TWA and the good old days, and some footage from our almost renewal in the late 90's. A great DVD nonetheless...

Do you have any more info about this? I'd love to get it!


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14197 times:

Sad Video yes...

I miss the days I flew Trans World Airlines as a kid in the 80s and 90s. The last time I flew them was on a 757-200 from STL-DCA in 2001. TWA was my favorite airline after World Airways gave up scheduled services.

From my experiences, I flew aboard the following Trans World fleet

DC-9 series
MD-83
727-100 series
727-200
757-200
Sticker job temp lease A300- B4/600???
L-1011 (my favorite airline and jet of all time)
767-200
767-300

Still I missed my chance on the 747, but they rarely flew them domestically though.



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14144 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
I wonder what happened to all the faces shown?

Amazing how many of those faces I recognised! A lot of those folk either transferred to American Airlines at LHR, or took early retirement. I even trained with some of them out in Dallas when I joined AA in 1991.

A truly nostalgic video. Thank you.


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14130 times:

Smashing video and yes very sad. May we all thank that rat bastard Carl Ichan for making this video possible.  Sad

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14106 times:

Quoting Tbird (Reply 15):
May we all thank that rat bastard Carl Ichan for making this video possible.

Every time I pass by Icahn Field in NYC I wanna paint two big red stripes on it...  brokenheart 



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User currently offlineIFlyTWA From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14038 times:

Thank you for posting the video. TWA will always be in my heart.


"To express the excitement of travel" - Eero Saarinen
User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 13859 times:

This is my favorite TWA memorial.. It has a lot of clips from STL on the day of the last TWA flight, and shows different employees and what ever happened to them.. Really sad to think of all those employees who went through STL all the time, and suddenly you walk through D concourse, and it's almost completely empty. It reminds me of the movie "The langeliers" or something like that, where people fly through a time-warp, and end up at the airport in the past, so it's abandoned..



User currently offlineMrCoffee From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 12605 times:

My Dad worked for TWA from 68 till the end at both SFO and STL (Mostly SFO) as ramp service. Had a lot of memories of TWA's SFO area. Even remember when TWA handled Southwest's ground service for awhile, when they first came ot SFO. That didn't last too long, I think.

I've setup a website to chronicle a lot of the stuff I've collected over the years, and if anyone else has anything to share. Check it out at:

http://www.twahistory.com


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 12578 times:

2 sad yet very nice videos. Thanks for posting em guys

Zaki


User currently offlineGECMD11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 12562 times:

wow that was great!!!
My dad was a long time TWA emplyoee (30+ Years)
As a kid we flew many times in the 70's and 80's to places like LHR,CDG,FCO, and LIS to name a few intl. destations
some of those flights i will never forget..............Thank You TWA for showing me the world   

[Edited 2007-02-19 01:44:05]

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5724 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 12348 times:

Another good site is www.twalive.org (I think)...All I ever do is look on google at type in TWAlive andthere it takes me.


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4763 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 12256 times:

TWA! What a great airline, flew them almost every year JFK-ATH back in the 80s and early 90s.

God I miss them.

ShAAme on you AA!



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11992 times:

This is almost silly, ...... I am finding myself wiping my eyes at this moment. I never worked for TWA, but I was around them for many years at STL. God I really miss this airline. When I first clicked on the first video, I though it was going to be a little cheesy at first with "Memories". But then, the video showed the true heart and soul of TWA. The people.  trophy 

Forgive me for rambling guys, but I am one of those that if I were to acquire 100+ billion dollars for whatever reason, I would resurrect TWA, back to it's true glory. The most prestigious airline in the world. The airline that celebrities and all the important people would want to fly. It's gone in my head hundreds of times. Hell, I even made up a soundtrack - that I have had for a long time - about it that I call "revival". I've made up a dream fleet, cities served, etc, etc.

There is a lot of talk on A.net referring to what airline they would like to see again, or what certain items are discussed about an airline from the past. Time and time again, TWA is the one that always seems to come up.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
That video was good in showing that without people, airlines are just big piles of aluminum.

 checkmark 

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
TWA...Gone but not forgotten...

Damned straight. Welcome to my RU list.

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 9):

Wonderful video. I've posted this one a couple times in the past (under a different user name) and never grow tired of it.

Long live Trans World Airlines.



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
25 AlanCHS : On May 1, 1971 my family departed Kadena AB, Okinawa on a TWA 707 military charter flight back to San Francisco via Yokota AB, Japan and Hickam AB, Ha
26 WesternA318 : My firstflight with TWA was SLC-DEN-STL-JFK-ATH and my last was LGA-STL-SLC...on our new 717 and then the Wings of Pride MD-83 to SLC.
27 Post contains links and images September11 : So many TWA memories we have here. TWA dominated STL for many years - they were great family to majority of people in St. Louis. I had confidence in T
28 JetJeanes : There was a mystic of class structures that Twa had for many many years. Other airlines had their own personalities. Sure Pan am,Eastern,Delta United,
29 WesternA318 : Absolutely true. AA only took what it wanted and left TWA's heart out in the cold. The people of TWA deserved FARbetter than what Icahn and AA could
30 Dennism : Does anyone have any photos of hybrid AA/TWA livery? I guess I answered my own question with this archived web page....http://web.archive.org/web/2001
32 JetJeanes : As is his custom, Icahn isn't talking. But to offer those rock-bottom airline prices, he needs to keep getting his hands on discounted TWA tickets. Lo
33 TransWorldSTL : I'm confused. You're talking in the present term about the Caribou Agreement?
34 JetJeanes : yes past term, explaineing how ichan was getting a 45 percent discount
35 Post contains links and images VV701 : My favourite aircraft in TWA livery still has to be the L-1649 Starliner. It was so slim and elegant: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mel Lawrence
36 B52murph : Does anybody know when the last BOS-LHR-BOS service was? Same day? Still on a -1011? Still flight 714/715? I flew those segments on my one and only RT
37 Western727 : Call me weird and/or nostalgic, but I miss watching the rotating beacon anti-collision lights at night during the 80s and 90s on their L-1011s, 727s a
38 747400sp : One night when was hagging out at the TWA terminal at LAX, a 747 from New York and Italy just pulled in. A friend of my father who happened to work fo
39 TransWorldSTL : I've always live due East of STL's parallel runways, so I grew up watching TW birds making their final approaches, and initial climb outs, and always
40 Aeroflot777 : Those videos almost bring tears to my eyes... I flew TWA in the last year of its existence. Truly sad to see them gone, especially in such a drastical
41 Delta777Jet : I flew on the last TWA flight out of London/Gatwick. TW 721 LGW-STL on December 1st , 2001 ! Seat 1 C in Trans World One, B-767-300ER REG: N691LF! We
42 1stfl94 : I think my uncle must have been on one of the last JFK-LHR flights, I remember cause he came back for my 5th birthday which was 5th July 91 and TWA st
43 Thrust : I cannot believe there is actually a video to this. It brings tears to my eyes as well to see a TWA 747 taking off on video....a sound I have not hear
44 Thrust : If not for Icahn's damn Caribou article maybe TWA would still be around. Sadly TWA and Pan Am were unable to adapt to deregulation...TWA was too late
45 Falstaff : My last time was in 2001 DTW-STL and back, an MD-80 I think (could have been a DC-9) At the time I didn't give it much thought. Before 2001 my family
46 EXAAUADL : I flew TWA transatlantic two times: 1983 ORD-JFK L10 JFK-CDG 747 CDG-TLV L10 TLV-CDG L10 CDG-BOS L10 BOS-ORD 72S 1993 DSM-STL D9S STL-JFK M80 JFK-MAD
47 TransWorldSTL : I do believe I watched that flight land from one of the outer roads!
48 JetJeanes : If American doesnt own the name someone respectable with a good positive cash flow should crank her up
49 Kanebear : Let's be fair; a minor act of terrorism called 9/11 kinda threw a monkey wrench in whatever plans AA had for TWA. Tragic timing; had TWA stood alone
50 Post contains images AirEMS : As I have said many a time.... If someone wants to see the true heart behind a missing airline, one only need to look here on A.Net... Reading these p
51 PC12Fan : That was a great post sir, kudos to you.
52 Post contains images Delta777Jet : AirEMS ...that post made you one of my respected users!!!!!!
53 Post contains images Treebeard787 : What a great post! I have just added you to my RU list
54 N844AA : I don't blame any TWA employees or fans for being bitter toward AMR, but I think this is the exact right perspective. The whole industry went through
55 Post contains images WesternA318 : Delta looks like they will make a comeback of sorts. AirEMS, welcome to my RU list for good, and thanks for the kind words. If you're ever in IAH and
56 Lincoln : As much as I like the TWA Name (and their livery -- I really like the twin globes livery) I think the name should be allowed to rest in peace. With t
57 Snn2003 : My mother was an FA with TWA from 71 until the untimely death of TWA. I grew up flying TWA. TWA still is the one great love of my life!! These videos
58 WesternA318 : You should see my suitcase, still have my Ambassador Club tags on!
59 Post contains images Thrust : Actually, the real truth is we TWA fans have a right to hate AA. Either way, I'm pretty sure that it doesn't take a genius to figure out that AA would
60 N844AA : You're basically describing the makings of an insolvent airline. If the business case wasn't sustainable, the airline would have collapsed one way or
61 WesternA318 : As much as I'd hate to admit it, you are absolutely 100% correct.
62 JETBLUEATASW : Excellent videos of T.W.A THAT WONDERFUL AIRLINE! I can remember many flights from JFK to MCO! Keep TWA alive! I got 2 Mad Dog 83 units sitting in my
63 TransWorldSTL : I like to wear a TWA tail livery logo pin when I fly, and on my past two trips on AA, it's gotten me rude remarks from the Flight Attendants. Oh well
64 Post contains links and images NWOrientDC10 : Hind sight is 20/20... It just wasn't meant to be "The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists -- they are just too greedy" - Herbert Hoover I fl
65 Brons2 : Awesome 747-100 flyby on the last LHR departure. I wonder if they would make space for that nowadays.
66 NorthstarBoy : sad sad sad. Ironic that in the most recent edition of time magazine they have a small piece on Carl Icahn, still alive and kicking, unfortunately, he
67 777STL : I'd rather have the AA service that we do now rather than have no service after TWA would have folded. It was inevitable, TW was a sinking ship, eith
68 OA260 : Brilliant post !!! One of the best Ive read in ages !!! nicely done !!! I remember when I was in ATH and we used to go spotting at Hellinikon . The T
69 LHR777 : That's the thing - none of it got closed down, as the same TWA computers had Sabre running on them the very next day for AA's operation to begin.
70 BHMNONREV : I think most of the folks forget this fact. My father started with TWA in STL in '65 or '66, can't remember which and retired with AA in '02. He told
71 RJpieces : Did TWA always use T3 at LHR? Did they have dedicated gates there or what?
72 OA260 : From what I remember they were always at T3 , as I kid I always saw them at T3 . Im not sure about dedicated desks though I was too young to be in the
73 Post contains images PC12Fan : That just shows the caliber of some people out there. (AA) Edited to save deletion from what I really wanted to say.   [Edited 2007-02-20 18:32:49]
74 OA260 : LOL...your just right !!! Wear what you want !!!! (with in reason ).....
75 Post contains images PC12Fan : Oh no! You let the cat out of the bag.
76 LHR777 : Yes, TWA was on Piccadilly, on the right-hand side as you walk up toward Piccadilly Circus. It was kinda cool - you took an escalator to go upstairs
77 SevenHeavy : TWA always operated out of T3 at LHR. They usually used gates 13-22, most frequently you could see 3 B747's lined up at gates 18, 20 and 22. All but T
78 OA260 : Yes yes !!! I remember now , god I had forgotten but you just described it like a photo. I remember the window also , you looked down onto the street
79 United_fan :
80 WesternA318 : LOL...The mods should forgive us for thinking such bad thoughts. Or assimilated...
81 Post contains images Thrust : Yea, overall, though I did not mention it earlier, I am glad that TWA was bought out by AA. I certainly resent AA for doing what they've done to us, b
82 IFlyTWA : Anyone notice that they used a CV-880 for the flight deck shot?
83 OA260 : I guess better to go with dignity than to go bust !!!! They will be remembered favourably at least as one of the greats. Theres always going to be a f
84 ToTheStars : [quote=TransWorldSTL,reply=63]Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 58): I like to wear my "Two Great Airlines, One Great Future," baseball cap when I fly on AA
85 TransWorldSTL : Oh, no doubt! On an STL - ORD flight on a former TW 757 last month, one of the flight attendants was handing out juice (morning flight), and she noti
86 Malaysia : My TWA account number was lost, but it was automatically transferred to my existing AA account number during the Merger. I wish I remembered my numbe
87 Malaysia : TWA is pretty much a big part of my memory with Aviation and a reason for silly dreams I have when I go to bed sometimes. One even sillier was that I
88 Post contains images WesternA318 : Haha, I do the same, except switch SQ with AA...
89 IFlyTWA : Took the words right out of my mouth. Well said.
90 MrSTL : Ok, I wrote this huge post and just erased it because it was just too damn mushy! In short, there was no other airline like her and I'm afraid there n
91 WesternA318 : I'd be the first in line for this...
92 Kevi747 : Nice videos. I liked the fly-by at the end of the first one. The second one makes me sad. I remember meeting lots of TWA F/A's after the buy-out and t
93 TransWorldSTL : Well, I've gotten: "Well, if they were such an awesome airline, why'd they fail?" (STL-DFW) "The reason you don't see hardly any TW workers with us n
94 Atrude777 : MAN, thats harsh! I don't know if I would have stated someting but I hear ya on the pride of TWA, TWA was, and STILL IS the best Airline to ever exis
95 Post contains images PC12Fan : I'll take that bet!
96 Nomadic : I flew TWA round trip JFK-LHR a few weeks before the route transfer to American. the LHR ground staff were heartbroken but still very professional rig
97 747400sp : I know I have already reply-ed to this post, but I have a lot of TWA memories. In the 80's and real early 90's, TWA was still flying the LAX-LHR route
98 Post contains images WesternA318 : If I sold my holding company today, I'd only get a little over $2mill. I'd have to find someone with A LOT MORE money to help me even get the name. B
99 Malaysia : I would like the list of all the National Airlines that would not have existed without TWA. Since I recall TWA was responsible for getting some countr
100 WesternA318 : Ethiopian, Saudia and Royal Jordanian come to mind...
101 Malaysia : I recall those as well, was Kuwaiti Airways included too?
102 WesternA318 : It is called Flying into History, by a fellow from the UK. Usually on eBay I got mine for about $20. I believe so.
103 Snn2003 : TWA taught the germans how to fly connies then they first arrived.....
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