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User currently offlineDETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Before 1991 TWA flew ORD-LHR, but did they fly to any other international destinations out of Chicago? I know that Pan Am flew ORD-FRA, but what about destinations like CDG, FCO, ZRH etc who flew these before United started service to Europe? Also what were the domestic destinations that TWA served from ORD, and could it have ever been considered a TWA hub?

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User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

I think they may have had CDG at one time. They were a domestic hub for awhile in the 70s based on the number of flights. They were smaller than AA and US and eventually downsized their ORD operations.

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1964 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1672 times:

Here's some of their destinations in 1984. Nonstop Chicago O'Hare to Boston; Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Laguardia; Newark; JFK; Kansas City; and St. Louis. Does anyone remember TWA either opening or considering Midway a hub in the early 1990's. I read somewhere they were adding a lot of flights from MDW, but I can't find anything supporting this in recent years.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7228 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

In 1958 TW had a nonstop 1649 from ORD to Orly, but dunno if they ever flew that with jets.

In 1984 you could fly to ORD from

AMS nonstop KL
BRU 1-stop SN
CPH n/s SK
FRA n/s LH and Capitol
LHR n/s BA and TW
MXP n/s AZ
FCO n/s AZ
CDG n/s AF
SNN n/s on Transamerica, it says
VIE n/s RJ
Zagreb n/s on JU
ZRH n/s on SR

User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

They also had flights from ORD to DCA, DEN,LAS and ABQ. I know all about the flights to ABQ because I used them to and from college from 1968-1972. TWA had a very busy operation at ORD around that time. ABQ alone had 3-4 nonstop flights per day.

User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

In addittion to the cities Cody listed, TW served SFO/LAX/TUS/PHX/ABQ/COS /DEN? from ORD.

Back in the 50's and 60's TW had and used authorities from ORD to FWA and a number of points in OH enroute to the east.

At one time AA, TW and UA duked it out with quite a few flights between ORD & LGA. (one of my most memorable sights was on a TW 727' flying a hold for LGA and banking over the lighted Statue of Liberty on a cold January night in 79).

User currently offlineAAtripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

This photo shows the activity TWA had at La Guardia in the late 60s. The caption talks about their "blue chip service" to O'Hare.

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Photo © George Gayuski

User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2078 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

In the late 1960's, TWA operated hourly "Blue Chip" service between LGA and ORD. AA and UA also operated a similar hourly service. All three carriers used 727's (100's). Internationally, TW flew from ORD nonstop to FRA for many years with 707's.

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