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Your First And Last TWA Flight?  
User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

My First

Summer 1985 JFK-SFO on an L10-11

My Last

March 1998 LAX-JFK on a 757

I wanted to fly them again after that, but destinations kept getting fewer and fewer. so I'll have to redeem my frequent flier miles on AA instead.



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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My first

June 21 2001 ORD-STL
MD-80
Last
June 24th 2001 STL-ORD
Boeing 717

When I was in St Louis I took some pictures of the planes before they got painted into the AA/TWA scheme.



"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6229 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

I flew on twa in July 2000 on a roundtrip from SJU to MCO. They were a truly good airline, on the first segment we were upgraded to first . They will be missed.

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Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

My first TW flight was DTW-STL on a D95, then STL-HNL on a 747.

Last was HNL-STL on 742 and STL-DTW on a D9S.



Climbing
User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

I can't remeber my first flight on TWA. I was probably 5 years old. My last flight on TWA was 0GG-STL-PIT Jan 16, 2001. Despite the fact that American had just announced that it planned to acquire TWA, the service was outstanding. I'm going to miss them.

User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I can't remember my first flight on TWA very well since I was only 6 but my mom told me how TWA's Lisbon flight was overbooked so we were sent to MAD on TAP and spent a night in a hotel and then took the next day's flight to LIS.
September 8, 1987
MAD-JFK on a 747

Last Flight, although I was supposed to fly with them on my return to JFK in December, I've been rebooked on American Airlines.
August 31, 2001
JFK-STL-YVR on 2 MD-80s


User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

First flight: Boeing 747-100 June 27, 1985(This was also my first ever flight on an airplane!)

Last flight: Boeing 747-100 July 30, 1985


User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

First flight:
Never.

Last flight:
Never, unless someone gives me a ticket to fly later tonight or tomorrow.


User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 1889 times:

TWA 09.07.92 TW0769 BRU-JFK L1011
TWE 09.07.92 TW7698 JFK-ALB ATR42
TWA 21.07.92 TW0768 JFK-BRU L1011
TWA 19.07.93 TW0769 BRU-JFK B767-231 N610TW
TWA 20.07.93 TW0265 JFK-MCO MD-80 N918TW
TWA 02.08.93 TW0469 MIA-STL B727-231 N54342
TWA 02.08.93 TW0183 STL-SFO MD-80 N959U
TWA 04.08.93 TW0026 LAX-JFK B747-131 N93109
TWA 04.08.93 TW0768 JFK-BRU B767-231 N606TW

It was a great airline.





Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months ago) and read 1883 times:

First were also my first 2 flights. August 1968 PIT-ORD on a 727-231 and ORD TUS on a 707-131.

My last was November 11, 1991. JFK-PHX on an L-1011 with a change to a 727-231 PHX-TUS.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

First - and last - TWA flight was a 'lucky bump' for me. My AA (or was it United) Des Moines - O'Hare service was cancelled and it looked dangerously close to me not getting to PHL the same evening. Then I was bumped to the TWA service to STL which paused there for an hour before heading straight to PHL. Very glad it happened; half-empty plane, impeccable service, comfortable seats. Believe it was a 717 - extremely new, but I was far too tired to notice for sure what flew me home.



User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

My first TW flight was June 1979 LAX-LHR while enroute to JED (LHR-JED on BA).

The following summer my family and I did the SQ/TW Round-the-World offer. I remember it was the first RTW between two carriers. The routing went like this: BAH-BKK-SIN-HKG-TPE-HNL-LAX-STL-MIA-JFK-LHR-BAH.

Wasn't 'til Nov 2000 that I would've taken TW for the last time: JFK-LAX.

TWA you'll be missed.


User currently offlineJer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

My first plane ride ever was on a TWA 727 back in 1989. Don't remember when the last one was. But I will be at CMH tomorrow night to see the water canon salute to the last TWA flight out of CMH. Sad to see it go.........

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

My first and only TWA flight was on a TWA MD-82 (could of been a MD-83 I'm not totaly sure) from LGA-MCO (roundtrip) It was a very smooth flight


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User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

My first TWA flight:
Christmas of 1982: L-1011 PHL-LAX

Last TWA Flight:
TW 658, STL-JAX, 24 November 2001


I shall miss TWA. TWA has been our airline of choice as my dad has been elite frequent flyer with them since about 1987. I will remember the free First Class tickets to Europe, my spotting trips on TWA, my first mileage runs on TWA, and the wonderful L-1011's...

Another quirk about TWA.... line up the flight attendants from any given flight and no two uniforms match... just something that gives the airline character.



Jason Seiple
JAX
TWA Elite Member 1999-2000
jasonseiple@hotmail.com


User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

My first flight ever was with Trans World Airlines. I was only two years old, so I don't remember any of the trip. All I know is that is was from Columbus, to New York JFK, and then on to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anyone have any idea what aircraft I might have been on? Right now, I'm guessing 727-100/200's and L-1011's.

Jer, what time is that water canon salute? I'll try and make it, I definitely want to see that.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I forgot to mention on my post above that the return flight from MCO to LGA was on a 727


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User currently offlineRailmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

1997 STL-TUL 727-200
2001 TUL-STL-LAS MD80/757-200


User currently offlineRailmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

That first 727-200 flight STL-TUL was in 1992, not 1997.

User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

My first.. I really can't remember.
My last was CDG-BOS on a 762 in summer 95



"Saudia Three Five hold short Three One Right"
User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

My first flight was on TWA. I was just one month old. I flew SFO-JFK on a L1011 and then on the same day I flew JFK-MXP on the 747. Golden Years back in 1984. Time flies  Sad

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

My first TWA flight was from JFK to FCO (Rome) in 1976. I was six years old and I remember very well, it was a Boeing 707.

My last 2 flights on TWA were in 1989, from JFK to London/Heathrow on a 747-100 operating as TWA flight 700. I was fortunate to fly in Royal Ambassador (First Class) in seat 1-A at the nose of the then very stylish 747-100, the pride and symbol of the TWA fleet. I returned about two months later on a TWA L1011 from Zurich to JFK).

In between, I flew TWA two or three times a year, to Europe (London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, and Rome) as well as domestically, to Kansas City, Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

A wonderful airline. A proud and powerful symbol of America's aviation prowess. Farewell.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

First:
JFK-CLE in August 1990 on B727-231

Last:
DAY-STL in October 2000 on B717-231, N2410W


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I've also never flown TWA, but growing up they were always "the" airline. I remember that they had their own building at PHL, unlike any other airline (recently demolished for the new terminal) and they were THE airline to fly overseas.
While in Rome recently, I saw their vacant offices -- quite sad.
Even sadder is their terminal at JFK, which my parents took me to on my first trip to that airport many many years ago. How i wished we were able to fly on THAT airline, that day....

Ahh well.... Life flies on...

Eric


User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

First:
According to my dad, it was in March 1985, when I was four months old, Los Angeles-New York/JFK, I guess on a L1011 or 747, maybe a 762.

My last:
July 30th, 2001, TWA 849, New York/JFK-Los Angeles, B757-200, N723TW.

that rounds out about 16 years of TWA. I've flown TWA's 741, 752, 762, DC9, L10, MD82/3, and TWE JS41s.

Jeffrey W


25 FrequentFlyKid : First TWA Flight November 10, 2000 CLE-STL MD-80 F Class Last TWA Flight November 19, 2000 STL-CLE MD-80 F Class As you can see, I've only flown TWA o
26 Tom in NO : First: LAX-BOS, June 12, 1976 L-1011 Last: SAT-MSY, May of 1988, 727-200 Tom in NO (at MSY)
27 Twa902fly : I flew just one Roundtrip on TWA JULY 18. 1997 ORD-JFK 727 flight #130 JFK-BCN 741 flight #902 AUGUST 5. 1997 BCN-JFK 762 flight #918 JFK-ORD M80 flig
28 Boiler Special : First flight: 01/14/1990 STL-DEN (727) Last Flights: 10/21/2001 IND-STL (717 N2410W) 10/21/2001 STL-IND (757 N724TW) Godspeed TWA -Kevin
29 Post contains images Baec777 : I'll tell you a nice story of my only 1 TWA flight was the first and last of the same day: March 31, 1998 I took TWA # 708 from Dallas/Fort Worth - La
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