762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2700 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.
DETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2694 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
NJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2667 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.
Planeguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2661 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.
Jer32382 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2661 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.........
Jason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2657 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.
TWA Elite Member 1999-2000
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2347 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2651 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.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2628 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.
Haveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2620 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....