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Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:19 am

I am wondering if TWA flew to Asia at it's height of success?
From what I understand they had a great European route structure but I have not heard anything for Asia.

In the last 10 years or so, there has been use of the name Pan Am for low cost,niche market and etc. Is there any talk for TWA to be used again formed by investors.

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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:23 am

Yes they did fly to Asia. They had Round-the-World route. I dont remember which countries in Asia they stopped but I am pretty sure that at one point they were flying that route with Boeing 707s.

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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:25 am

They definitely flew to India at some point. I have seen a photo somewhere.
 
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 4:47 am

Also flew to Kuwait or Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 5:21 am

American Airlines did not purchase TWA in its entirety; just most of the assets such as planes, equipment, and the like. I believe one of the assets they bought were the company name and the rights to it.

This would preclude any use of the name and/or rights to the name without consent from AA.

Since any new LCC will be a detriment to AA, they will not want to give them any assistance...and therefore, use of the TWA brand name would not be in AA's best interest.
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 5:44 am

I have a picture of a TWA in DXB
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:23 am

The RTW trip went from JFK-FCO-TLV-DEL-HKG-GUM-HNL-LAX with a 707, i think. It may have been BOM not DEL, and there was another version of the flight that made several other stops between HKG-HNL.

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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:27 am

I take it back it was TLV and not DXB
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:29 am

I traveled on TWA in the early 70's from Hong Kong and Taipei to Los Angeles. The route of flight was, if I recall correctly, HGK-TPE-GUM-HNL-LAX. (This flight also stopped in Okinawa a couple of days of the week I think.) While I never rode east-bound beyond Hong Kong, I think that flight continued to Bangkok and Bombay(Mumbai or whatever these days). They used 707 aircraft, and most of the flights that I was on were well filled. I believe they stopped the R-T-W flights (and Perimeter Fares) in 1973.
 
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:44 am

Didn't TWA fly to Seoul with 747SP's? Or at least planned to and that's why they bought them?!


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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 9:16 am

TWA began service in the Pacific in 1969. The Round the World service began Oct-1971. But, many "route standardization" agreements between airlines were made during the 1970's, with permission and approval by the CAB. One of these agreements was between Pan Am and TWA.

An agreement reached in Oct-1974 called for TWA to suspend its routes across the Pacific and east to Saudi Arabia, including Honolulu, Guam, Taipei, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Bombay, routes to Germany, and the LHR-IAD route; in turn Pan Am would suspend routes to France, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, LHR-ORD/LAX/PHI (though PA kept the MIA-SJU-LIS-MAD-FCO route). The routes were cut Feb/Mar-1975.
 
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 5:24 pm

I remember seeing a TWA 707 aircraft in 1971 in HongKong's Kai Tak airport!
 
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Wed Jan 22, 2003 8:14 pm


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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:01 am

TWA did do HKG. I don't know if it was scheduled service or a charter from Saigon during the war. We did a lot of charters to VietNam during that time.

The SP's never flew to Asia. They were acquired because TWA applied for JFK-Toyko service but didn't receive the route. They spent their time on the JFK-CAI route. Ironically, AA later acquired a couple(not sure of the number) of the SP's and flew them to BRU(that's the only place I saw them).TC
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:07 am

Yes, the two 747SP's American has operated came from TWA, they were both SP-31's and were reregistered N601AA and N602AA. They were operated on the DFW-NRT flight since 1987 until 1991 when the MD-11's came in, at that time the two SP's were reassigned on the JFK-BRU route like you say, for one year. I flew on one once from JFK to BRU. They were phased out in 1992.

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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:24 pm

YEah..I have a photo of a Chinese flight attendant who worked for TWA 707 in 1970's!
 
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:35 pm

Westjet--That jogged my memory. At that time, TWA had both HKG and PAR foreign F/A domiciles. I don't think it lasted too long. They flew part of the round the world trip(for awhile, TWA went both directions around the world).TC
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RE: Did TWA Fly To Asia?

Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:37 pm

Another (partial) shot of a TWA 707 in HKG, taken in March 1973. You can just see the nose of it sticking out on the right side.

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