Brittrvl From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5175 times:
I flew LAX to IAD to CDG with TWA. It was a 3 class of service 767 and I was in FIRST. It was my 1st time in First class and always one I will remember. The seats were nothing special. They had this canvas tent thing that pulled out as a leg rest and they went back about 145 degrees- not flat. Configuration was 2x1x2. Headset was air driven. The food was something else however. I remember this fondly. This was probably 1994 or so
L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 971 posts, RR: 15 Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5092 times:
During the 80's and early 90's until TWA began downsizing it's international operation dramatically they had a nonstop from IAD to CDG. That was during times when TWA still operated a hub (that's how they called it - before someone starts arguing what can be considered a real hub) at CDG.
TW894 was a daily nonstop service and left IAD at 6:05pm, arriving in CDG the following morning at 7:25am. From CDG the flight was continuing on to GVA with a scheduled aircraft change in CDG, departing Paris at 8:55am and arriving into Geneva at 10:00am.
TW894 also connected with the following flights in CDG:
TW834 to CAI on mondays,
TW800 to CAI on tuesdays,
TW860 to FCO on tuesdays and thursdays,
TW834 to FCO on fridays, saturdays and sundays,
TW860 to TLV on saturdays,
TW800 to TLV on wednesdays and thursdays,
TW834 to TLV on tuesdays,
TW804 to ZRH daily
The daily return flight to IAD, TW895 was scheduled to leave GVA at 11:25am for CDG, arriving there at 12:30pm and continue on to IAD at 2:10pm arriving in IAD at 4:20pm, again with a cheduled change of equipment in CDG.
From IAD TW895 continued on to LAX, from where flight TW894 was coming from.
Other TWA flights to/from Dulles included service to: LGA, STL and SFO.
This information is from TWA's timetable, effective July 1, 1990.
Later during the 90's IAD was reduced to STL service only.
If you wanna check out TWA's Dulles flight schedules of some previous years I recommend you check out the website departedflights.com
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21482 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5043 times:
Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 3): TW894 was a daily nonstop service and left IAD at 6:05pm, arriving in CDG the following morning at 7:25am. From CDG the flight was continuing on to GVA with a scheduled aircraft change in CDG, departing Paris at 8:55am and arriving into Geneva at 10:00am.
The CDG-GVA-CDG sectors used a 727.
In October 1981 I flew TW IAD-CDG. It was a 747SP that day.
LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 22 Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4595 times:
I remember IAD-LAX being operated by a 747-100 in the early 70's then a L-1011 not long after they entered the fleet. I remember a good article in the short lived and awesome Airliners International magazine that only published I believe 4 issues in the early 70's. The article was about how an airline turns around a 747 and it was written about a TWA 747 turn at IAD.
Also as many on this site are aware, TWA 514, a 727-231 crashed on approach to IAD on 12-1-1974 during a weather diversion from DCA.
Iadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 99 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
From the 90's through the end of TWA, they used concourse D. Specifically D15 for the 767 CDG turn and the DC9,s from D12, D14 for the STL and ATL flights. TW express was using those gates to JFK with J41'S and other props as well.
WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2042 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3355 times:
Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 14): Quoting Timz (Reply 13):
No direct TWA flights Washington-London in the 1/79 OAG, or in the 10/78 or 10/79 timetables.
Wow. I'll have to assume we have the airline wrong, since we've been celebrating the anniversary for 30 years.
TWA did fly PHL-London nonstop in the 1970s (until they sold the route to USAir in the early 1990s, in fact), and I'm pretty sure they used L-1011s on the route. You might have the departure city wrong, not the airline.
Panova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 280 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3214 times:
In early June 1974, I flew on TWA, flight 734, IAD to FRA, on a 707.
A terrible flight, where this particular 707 clearly had a handling, or perhaps an autopilot problem, when throughout most of the flight one wing would suddenly pitch up, then down, level off, up again, down, over and over. Like, maybe whenever the captain tried to engage the autopilot, something was fighting against a level flight, overcorrecting. Captain never did explain the problem to us.
Not sure when the TW IAD-FRA non-stops began or ended. 1974 was not a good year for TWA flights, what with the crash in December just west of IAD, and an earlier incident overseas.
If you're referring to the mini-hub in ATL, you are correct. They operated with a few gates on Concourse C and eventually ValuJet started on C shortly there after.
I remember flying ATL-TPA in '92 on one of the 3 Braniff's and having to walk to Concourse D from Concourse B due to broken tram. Walking past the entrance into Concourse C and it being partially boarded up and looking up the escalator into the dark concourse spine. Seeing ATL today, you would never imagine an abandoned Concourse.
Quoting LGA777 (Reply 7): Also as many on this site are aware, TWA 514, a 727-231 crashed on approach to IAD on 12-1-1974 during a weather diversion from DCA.
That crash is what led to GPWS. Would someone know what event gave us Enhanced GPWS? And I'm asking not being trivial.
Iadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 99 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3030 times:
It was definitely the last TW international destination from IAD, just not sure when it finally ended. D15 went to UA and D12, D14 went to AA for a while before going to present day operators of UA/UA express. D19,21,24 are now vacant since AA moved to B71,B73 last year.
Luckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1585 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2542 times:
Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 11): I thought Bermuda II (which was signed in 1977) limited IAD-LHR to two airlines, Pan Am and British Airways, and I wasn't aware TWA ever flew IAD-LHR on a scheduled basis after the 1975 suspension.
Bermuda II allowed two carriers from each country to operate to/from Heathrow.
25 Viscount724: There was at least one exception.National Airlines operated MIA-LHR. I think that was the only time prior to the introduction of Open Skies last Marc
26 WA707atMSP: When the agreement was signed, this was true for just two gateways: New York, and either Boston or Los Angeles. TWA was allowed to serve both Boston