With TWA recently announcing its withdrawl from Rome and several other European destinations. I remember when FCO was almost a mini-hub for TWA. I flew JFK-FCO on a 747 and then switched to a 72S for an onward flight to IST. I remember flights alternated days flying FCO-IST/CAI, but the flight number was always 840. In the summer there were 2 daily 747 flights nonstop to JFK(which were usually VERY full) plus an L1011 which went to Paris and the 727s. My 747 on the return leg was sandwiched by two Pan Am 741s. What a beautiful sight. Anyone else remember these glory days?
Also the aircraft I flew FCO-IST and IST-FCO was N54338, a 727-231A. I never saw another TW 727 in europe, but I have heard and suspect that 727-100s were based there because a bunch(I think 3) carried names of European cities. City of Berlin was on of them. Anyone have better/more detailed info?