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Last TWA 727 Flight Video  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8636 times:

Found this on YouTube a while ago, but never got around to posting it here. Figured there should be some people whom this would make happy. TWA's last revenue 727 flight from MSY-STL (i forget the exact date but sometime in 2000). Also this is the same aircraft (N64339) which was hijacked as TWA 847.

Really miss TWA !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydfsPlNIMw0


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
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User currently offlineArecibo From Spain, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8590 times:

Wowwwww......This was EXcellent !!! Thank You for sharing. It was great to see this very especial ceremony for such a great gal. Miss TWA too.  Sad


Life is tough; It's touher if you're stupid. John Wayne.
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8552 times:

That was cool to watch. Sad to see all the 727's gone. I flew so many times on them with UA.
Now I only see them on a rare occasion usually in UPS colors or US Postal Services.

Same goes for the DC10. Soooo many flights on SK, UA and NW over the years. Now even NW has gotten rid of them.

I wonder if anyone will design a new tri-motor passenger jet.



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineIFlyTWA From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8433 times:

Thank you for posting. I will forever miss Trans World Airlines.


"To express the excitement of travel" - Eero Saarinen
User currently offlineUncGSO From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8402 times:

Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 3):
Thank you for posting. I will forever miss Trans World Airlines.

and Eastern, and Pam Am, etc...

loved the 727 and loved these great "Air Lines"

i about cried too.... Smile


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5652 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8345 times:

Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 3):
Thank you for posting. I will forever miss Trans World Airlines.

I miss TWA more than most people I know...and they always ask why I was so fond of them, *sigh* they'll never understand...



Next trip: SLC-DEN-SLC-PHX-JFK-LAX-SLC with my wife and oldest daughter. F9 to and from DEN, US to JFK, AA 321 and CR7
User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8210 times:

Great video, thanks for sharing! I love working with the ex-TWA flight attendants at my airline. Class acts!

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8202 times:

I was wondering if the TWA 727 was out of the fleet before the AA takeover, but looks like it was right before.

Yes I remember just ten years ago practically all of the Legacies were still flying the 727 - at least NW, UA, AA and DL, plus TW. I am not sure if they were out of US and CO fleet by then.


Fortunately I still see a couple down here at MCO still - Capital Cargo, DHL and Kitty Hawk ones.


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2431 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8166 times:

Wow, wow, wow. That really jarred the memory banks. All gates occupied on C, big red & whites, class people, a busy STL. I did not work for TWA so I have one question, what was with the pig? Im assuming it was a nickname for the 727 but I'd love to hear about it.

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
I miss TWA more than most people I know...and they always ask why I was so fond of them, *sigh* they'll never understand...

I hear ya man. Watching that video just tugged at my heart. I was there that day when the good 'ole three holer did the fly by. I just remember a slew of ramp workers wandering closer to the runway to get a good glimpse at her.

TWA may be gone, but they are still flying to many people.  brokenheart 

P.S. RIP Robert Stethem.



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8026 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 8):
I did not work for TWA so I have one question, what was with the pig? Im assuming it was a nickname for the 727 but I'd love to hear about it.

I think it was called the pig because of the way it kinda waddled when it taxied? Anyone else?

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
*sigh* they'll never understand...

Ya, they really left an impression w/ me and many others. It's the people that really made TWA special.



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8004 times:

Great video,loved the JT8D's whine..love that sound! It's a shame what happend to TW & MSY 5 years later.........


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7917 times:

WOW! Memories. I grew up flying TWA and living under the ILS to the 31's at JFK which always was TWA 727 city. I miss it so dearlyu. It actually alomost hurts when I drive past the old TWA terminal and it is dead and quiet at JFK.


There is plenty of room for Gods animals, right next to the mashed potatoes!
User currently offlineBcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7909 times:

Wow! What an amazing video about an amazing airplane! They don't make 'em like that anymore!

A real treat to watch!

That's a really interesting tidbit regarding the fact that the final revenue flight was flown on the same aircraft that was TW 847. I didn't know that!

bcoz

[Edited 2007-07-07 19:19:21]

User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2431 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

There was another nice video listed on the right, I think labelled "the Legacy of TWA". Somone put together a collage of TWA aircraft ranging from the DC-3 through the 747. Using what looks like Microsoft Flight Sim, it appears that there is a "plot" that all the aircraft meet at JFK for the last time.

Nicely done.



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineFdex727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7874 times:

I surely miss the 72's, at least we are still graced by one DHL yellow bird here in GSO for the present.

User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 7):
was wondering if the TWA 727 was out of the fleet before the AA takeover, but looks like it was right before.

yes, Unfortunately TWA was doing a great job getting their costs down by parking L10s and 727s before other airline parked their three holers, but it wasnt enough..by late 2000 TWA had a pretty efficent fleet with 717s M80s, 757s and 763s. If they only had been able to do so back in the mid 1990s maybe they might have made it.


They bit the bullet and dumped JFK and closed many cities in Europe


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Wow what a great video. I should really get my final DL 727 video up on the net.

User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2431 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7818 times:

Found the link to the one I mentioned previously.

Legacy of TWA



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5652 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7807 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 8):
I did not work for TWA so I have one question, what was with the pig?

Every 727 had some sort of name involving a pig...I remember one 727 in particular was named Porky, another was Petunia and so on...



Next trip: SLC-DEN-SLC-PHX-JFK-LAX-SLC with my wife and oldest daughter. F9 to and from DEN, US to JFK, AA 321 and CR7
User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20500 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 18):
Every 727 had some sort of name involving a pig

I remember another one was "Pickled Pig's Feet". According to this website:

http://www.cruisinaltitude.com/special_events/twb727lastflightstl.htm

The one doing the last flight was "Miss Piggy". There's some photos and a trip report there as well.

Loved the ol' 727s. The first one I flew with TWA was a 727-100 SFO-LAS in November 1980, the weekend the MGM burned.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5652 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7747 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 19):
The first one I flew with TWA was a 727-100 SFO-LAS in November 1980, the weekend the MGM burned.

WOW...I remember having flown the STL Rams 727 MANY times between STL and SLC between 96 and 2000.



Next trip: SLC-DEN-SLC-PHX-JFK-LAX-SLC with my wife and oldest daughter. F9 to and from DEN, US to JFK, AA 321 and CR7
User currently offlineConvair880 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7640 times:

great video-loved that airplane-
I flew to MIA in 1983? just to ride the last TWA 707 trip--MIA-JFK in a 707-331B-lost the reg of that one--
they made very little fuss about it-served us champagne but most pax couldn't care less--
I took everything not nailed to the airplane with me-

as we approached JFK from the south we were outside 250kt speed limit below 10,000 feet, so the Captain let it rip--
320 kts at 3,000 feet was very loud, fast and way cool!!

turns out, they put pax on the airplane the next day to reposition it to Kansas City, so I was on the last planned trip, not the last actual one

anyway, miss the airline and the great Boeings


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7388 times:

My very first flights on the 727 were in 1987 on TWA......STL-MCI on 737-031 N833TW and back from MCI-STL on 727-231, N12303. They were, unfortunately the only two TWA 727s that I ever had the opprtunity to fly on.. Ironically, the Captain of the 727 ride over to Kansas City was John Zaeske, that lives in the same town I do> whats even stranger is that his Mother delviered me at birth and his Father was the doctor that saved my life as an infant from a complication at birth. Who would have thought just 21 years later I would be flown by him on my very first 727 ride???......Did I mention his Sister was the social worker I saw when I was in grade school?? Spooky eh? Anyway..............

I miss seeing ANY 727s as they are too rare nowadays and unfortunately relegated to carrying cargo or in 3rd world countries. Oh well...

Access-Air



Remember, Wherever you go, there you are!!!!
User currently offlineWhiteBirdFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7375 times:

Yes, yes and yes: it was the people that made TWA special. I miss that airline a lot, too.

And thanks for posting the video: hearing the engines as they approached the gate brought me back to many, many happy trips on 727's. Very distinctive sound those tri-motors.

And also, for folks that will "never understand" what all the TWA fuss was about because they didn't have the fortune to fly with (or for) them, consider this: TWA was called a "legacy" airline not only because it was one of the first carriers but also because they had a Legacy to leave, a proud history to display, and millions of flying hours of experience that will never be equaled again.

Sure, Southwest is fun, Delta is doing better, trans-atlantic travel is getting more comfortable again...but. Some things don't always get better with time and some things that have been lost should not have been. At least it will not be forgotten around here.

Cordially,
WFB


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

My last 727 flight was on TWA between St. Louis and San Antonio in July of 1998. I enjoy seeing the CAT 727 land at Tucson on a frequent basis.

Other 727 observations.
I saw a Champion 727 in Tucson last Tuesday and noticed a Kingfisher 727 parked on the west end of the airport where planes are in storage. This one had the doors open and work being done on it.


25 Post contains links and images DTW757 : My first 727 flight was with Piedmont in 1987. I first flew a TWA 727 in 1989 and after that many more 727's with TWA. I was even lucky enough to fly
26 Kuna : Great find...Makes me miss TWA and the 727.
27 PanAm747 : On a related note, does anyone know what has since become of N64339? It's a very historic plane, and deserves to be remembered.
28 Post contains images TUNisia : It's out in Victorville as of 5/2002. Was sold to TISHOMINGO LLC. Sad !
29 Post contains images Clipper707 : Wonderful seeing TWA's B-727 again!! Thanks for the memories! Clipper 707
30 STLGph : I miss TWA. When I first set foot into Saint Louis in the fall of 2000, I was surrounded by TWA flight attendants in my apartment building. I'd make t
31 F9Animal : Oh yes, I miss them like hell too. The 727 is such a rare treat to see anymore. Great video, and great tribute to TWA. I miss them sooooo sooooo much
32 Post contains links N905TW : Great video, lots of memories there, thank you for posting it! Time sure does fly, that seems like just yesterday.... Just noticed they posted a seque
33 TUNisia : Thanks for posting those videos. Especially the second link with the intra-euro routes video. Those TWA employees were really amazing. I remember fly
34 PC12Fan : That does it - I'm saving this thread. Absolutely marvelous.
35 Boeing743 : I think that I flew on TWA 727 on TWA from STL-IND. I also had been flew on boeing 727 aboard on AA, UA and probably DL but not sure. Boeing 727 are t
36 LH417AF025 : i LOVED this movie. I miss TWA!
37 Xbraniffone : I still think the 727 is the prettiest plane to watch take off. Man I think it's beautiful. We are lucky at MSP because Champion is still flying them
38 Slider : Yup- and this ship actually still had the patch marks from bullet rounds I believe inside some of the bins. I'd still love to have someone verify thi
39 Post contains images WesternA318 : Ya just CANT go wrong with this combination of superstar airline, a magician of a plane, and two gloriously BEAUTIFUL red stripes!
40 Post contains images PC12Fan : Same here at STL. Wonderful sight. Just wish they had markings of old, namely T-W-A. You and I should have a beer, I'd have to tell about the time a
41 Post contains images WesternA318 : Haha, I remember back in '97 or so, a 757 on approach to JFK came in just a tad low and the resulting wake almost knocked me down too, lol. Amen to t
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