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User currently offlineAirlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

I don't know much about Tower Air. I know they went under.

I know they did a lot of charter work. But what were their reg service cities?

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User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Los Angeles
Tel Aviv, Israel
San Juan, PR
Trinidad (If I rememebr correctly, short time &/or seasonal)
Santo Domingo, DR
Miami, FL
San Fran, CA
Athens, Greece
Paris, FR


User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 978 times:

also Fort Lauderdale, FL

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6219 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 972 times:

They were terrible, the San Juan-JFK flight ws sort of a flying bus. Sometimes they would overbook the flight by over 200 people.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 959 times:

It was amazing that they didn't have a stop along the way to each of those cities involving a vertical dive into the ground at 900+ mph.

To say the least, they had the most reamed planes in the industry. Dr. Kevorkian regularly suggested his patients give Tower air a try before utilizing his suicide machine.

If an airline could put mudflaps, curb feelers, a chain steering wheel, gold trim package, and a velvet roof on it's entire fleet, Tower air would've pioneered it.

Perhaps even lower the suspension and throw some neon underneath the plane.

Nonetheless, if you wanted to be scared to near-death levels, Tower Air was a surefire way to do it.

I think the pilots wore those wife-beater T-shirts on occasion, here's a picture of one of their old pilots:




User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6219 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 946 times:

I dont even know how some people dared to fly from JFK-TLV on Tower Air ,over 12 hours in one of those death traps. Terribly freaky and scary.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16865 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 909 times:

Their JFK Terminal (which was really a hangar) was interesting, along with all those 747s on blocks they used for spare parts. Just as a piece of useless trivia, the first MTV Road Rules folks won tickets to Paris on Tower Air. I remember watching when they showed the tickets and I was thinking to myself how cheap MTV must be, as I recall there was another 90's show like Road Rules where MTV gave the winners free Tower Air Tickets. Perhaps it was Singled Out Smile


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User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 894 times:

I am no Tower Air fan by any means but the airline had a great safety record. It started operations in 1983 and up till it ceased operations around 2001 it had not one fatality, that's not a bad safety record. Although the airline didn't have PVT's, Sleepers and other plush amenities the airline served a purpose, an alternative to selected destinations at a low cost. If you want on time all the time and all the amenities then pay for it but consider there are people who can't afford such frills and need an alternative. Rest in Pieces Tower Air....

TechRep


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 866 times:

BTW,Tower's old website is now a pornsite  Nuts. I can't believe all the bad stories on Tower.They must have been horrible.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 860 times:


That picture of the so-called pilot is actually an
actor on the Drew Carey show. Dont always believe
everything you see..



Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
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