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For Anyone Who Has Flown On TWA Since The Buyout..  
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

Hi,

I was talking with Imkeww and DeltaSFO at the airport the other day about TWA merging into American. Now that they are bought, when the cabin crews are making announcments how do they identify their airline?

Do they say...
1) American Airlines flt...
2) American Airlines flight___operated by TWA
3) TWA flight

or I heard that they are now TWA Airlines. So my basic question is how do they identify them selves on board the airplane?

Just Curious

I L U V 7 6 7

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User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

dont know

but i dont think they would be redundant like that calling themselves

Trans world airlines airlines.

Actually I really dont know. With the regionals they give them a different or similar name to the buyers airline. If that sounds strange, United express (operated by mesaba).

But a major buys a smaller in that case.

a major and a major. since they both own there own planes I dont think that they would call them american operated by twa because american is also being operated by american


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

They announce it as "TWA flight xxx operated by TWA, LLC - a subsidiary of AMR Corporation".

User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

I quess that makes sense

User currently offlineTravaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Thats a stupid way to do flight anouncements. Why wouldnt AA be "American Flight xxx operated by American Airlines a subsidary of AMR."

Or HP Flight xxx operated by America West Airlines a subsidiary of America West Holdings Inc.

And on and on



User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

>>They announce it as "TWA flight xxx operated by TWA, LLC - a subsidiary of AMR Corporation".<<



I've been on over 40 flight segments all over the country since the takeover was official, and not once have they announced it like this. They continue to announce it simply as "TWA flight xxx." During announcements regarding frequent flier miles, they do say something to the effect that American Airlines is now their parent company, and passengers can choose to earn Aadvantage miles or Aviators miles, and that the Aviators program will end November 30th, blah blah blah. Otherwise, everything is still the same.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Thank you TWFirst

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineBoiler Special From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Yeah, it's still "TWA Flight 410" or "TWA Flight 163" but usually the cabin crew will make note of the fact that it the flight is operated by TWA Airlines LLC which is now owned by American Airlines. It's more for PR than anything though.

-Kevin


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5944 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

I was on four TWA flights a couple of weeks ago (not quite two weeks) and no they don't. They mention nothing having to do with American at all, quite literally.

"TWA welcomes you aboard flight 579, with service from St Louis to Dallas..."

That's what they said.

Randy


User currently offlineDjcrooks From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

I just returned on Saturday after taking 5 flights on TWA (SGF-STL-SJU, SDQ-JFK-STL-SGF) The only thing I specifically heard heard about American Airlines was during the boarding process, offering preboarding to AA Platinum and Gold, otherwise they were all just typical TWA flights. The inflight magazine is now American Way however.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

I just flew them this morning. Flight 297 from LGA to STL, and flight 591 from STL to MSP. No mention of American whatsoever.


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

For publicity reasons the first TWA/AA hybrid c/s aircrfat will be visiting SJU tomorrow.

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © John Sweeney


Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

I imagine it's like most announcements and it's a bit of a crap shoot. Sometimes you get the captain and the flight crew that is all about giving you all kinds of information and sometimes you only get the bare minimum. So I guess the answer to your question is sometimes yes and sometimes no

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

my last TWA flight, they said, "Welcome aboard TWA flight one, NOW with serivce to Honolulu, Hawaii, please sit down and stow your carry-ons so that we can have a on-time departure this morning."

like TWA flight 1 was going to Montana before the sudden change in flight plan.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

The F/A probably made a slip because he/she is used to saying, "Welcome to TWA flight xxx, now continuing to xxx" as many flights originate at the end of a spoke, stop in St. Louis, and continue to another end of a spoke. Flight 1 isn't one of these, however (Flight 3 is for example, originating at JFK, stopping in STL, and continuing on to Maui).


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

They probably say, "Thanks for flying the Airline Formerly known as TWA, now aquired by AAmerican AAirlines flight #### flying to......"

 Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Yeah, maybe they'll just start calling it "The Airline" and it's name will be written as a symbol (undoubtedly something that looks like an eagle)...


 Big grin



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

The Winner!

Post 'o' the day!

"The Airline." LMAO (and I don't have much of an A to L O)



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

I get to find out Aug 7th when I jet to New Orleans!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

Does anyone have any INTERIOR SHOTS of TWA 717. I already have mine. I would go ahead and get them before they change. Just to let y'all know

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Yup. I do. Just flew on one this morning (Seat 1A)


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
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