Delta777Jet
Topic Author
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2000 6:19 am

What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:09 pm

I still hate to see that my favorite Airlines TWA disappeared from the Sky on December 1st 2001 (more than 2 years ago!!!  Sad )

What was your last TWA flight (maybe Flight #, Aircraft, Rex., Inflight experience, ???)

Last Flight: TWA721
Date: 12/01/01 (Last official TWA flight out of Gatwick!)
from: London/Gatwick (LGW)
to: St. Louis, MO (STL)
Class of Service: Trans World ONE
Seat #: 1C
Rex.: N691LF
Remarks: With Water Canon Salute in both LGW and STL!!!!
B-717/722/737-200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/B-747-100/200/400/SP/8i/B-752/3/B-762/3/4/B-772/LR/300ER/B-788/DC-10-10/30/L-1011-1/500/MD-81/82/83/90/A-319/320/321/AB6/312/313/332/333/342/343/346/359/388/TU154/IL-18/ATR-42/72/DH4/DH3/E145/E170/190/CR2/7/9
 
752is
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:21 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:31 pm

My last was a non rev flight from JFK to MCO this was some near the end I think it was an MD-80 of some sort don't remember. Had alot of things on my mind that day but I'll never forget the TWA terminal in JFK...........beautiful.
 
QANTAS747-438
Posts: 1660
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2001 7:01 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm

My last TWA flight was:

flt: TW143
STL-LAX
May 12, 2000
767-231ER
N605TW


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Philippe Noret



We were sitting on the taxiway for about 45 minutes waiting for a lightning storm overhead to pass. It was raining fairly hard when lightning struck nearby STL. We were then given clearance to takeoff and did so. The climb was fine, we went through the clouds, and then came one of the most beautiful sights I've seen. We got above the clouds, and there were enormous columns of clouds. There must have been 20 HUGE thick columns of clouds rising from the cloud layer. Our 762 was ditching all the columns turning right, then left, then right, coarsing our way through the maze. It was sooooooo incredible! As we passed over Kansas or so, the sun was setting and in the distance you could see the cloud column profiles. Just gorgeous!!!
My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
 
MSYtristar
Posts: 7543
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:52 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:13 pm

St. Louis to Boston, September 1st 2000, MD-83 aircraft. I believe it was flight 436, the 10:00am-ish departure.


Stephen/New Orleans
 
InnocuousFox
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:30 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:03 am

It would have been in Dec of 1998 - MCO-STL-OMA. I'm not going to miss them all that much. Lambert was a tiring experience and I didn't like the snippy staff. I will miss them as an airline but I won't miss flying on them.

An interesting side note, however. It WAS at Lambert that I originally conceived of our game.  Smile I guess I have TWA to thank for that!
Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
 
ssides
Posts: 3248
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:57 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:05 am

My last was on a STL-AUS run on an MD-83. It was one of the "hybrid liveries" that was in AA colors but still had TWA titles. Interior of the plane was crappy compared to the mainline AA interior.
"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
 
chepos
Posts: 5941
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2000 9:40 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:32 am

My last flight was in 2000 (my only flight on TWA), from SJU-MCO-SJU on an MD-83 . Northbound we were upgraded to business class cause coach was full -so that was fun
Chepos
Fly the Flag!!!!
 
AlitaliaMD11
Posts: 3704
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:19 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:38 am

B-767-200 JFK-MXP
B-747-200 MXP-JFK

both flights were horrible and i got food posioning on both flights!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Joe Pries - A.T. TEAM



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Philippe Noret

No Vueling No Party
 
airtrainer
Posts: 1492
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:44 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:06 am

Too bad I will never fly on a TWA B747 ! It was a dream when I was a child :-(
Life is short : eat dessert first !
 
Guest

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:13 am

TWA always seemed to have the right fare and the right schedule. My last flight with them was BWI-STL-SEA / SEA-STL-BWI on Memorial Day weekend in 2001. Outbound was 757-757, and inbound was MD83-MD83. Shortly after the trip, I was offered AA miles for all my Aviator miles and took the offer. Made little difference since I've switched brand loyalties.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Coduto
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Matthew Lee

 
AATriple7
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:22 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:20 am

I cant remember the flight #, or the reg. but it was a 717-200 from STL-MKE.
It was a very enjoyable flight.
USAF
 
A340Spotter
Posts: 1741
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:52 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:40 am

My last and sadly only flight I ever flew on TWA was at least memorable,

July 28, 2001
TW122 IAH-STL 717-231 N413TW turned into IAH-IAH as the number 1 engine was shutdown 20 minutes after takeoff due to low oil pressure. Emergency landing carried out at IAH with no fanfare...

Jeffrey
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
 
Tbird
Posts: 801
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 3:09 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:43 am

My last TWA flight was on 9/1/01 TW FLT 448 LAS-STL-JFK First Class. Man how I miss them!
 
Airbust
Posts: 44
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:56 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:02 am

STL-DFW on DC9 in April '00. Nuthin memorable, but a cheap fare.
 
InnocuousFox
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:30 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:04 am

"but a cheap fare"

Some would contend, in retrospect, that wasn't a very good idea.
Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
 
JetboyTWA
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 3:03 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:06 am

I was fortunate enough to be part of TWA's Commemorative Final Flight on December 2, 2001, from MCI - STL , on TWA's "Wings of Pride" MD-80 series aircraft.

It was a flight I will absolutely never forget. I still have the certificate hanging on my wall, and I still have the gift box they provided all of the passengers with wine and TWA-logoed wine glasses still stored away.

Here's a copy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report from that day:

-Ryan


"TWA CHECKS ITS BAGGAGE, BEGINS FINAL LEG TO AMERICAN"

By Cynthia Wilson
Of The Post-Dispatch
Robert Cohen And Rick Pierce Of The Post-Dispatch Contributed To This Report.

Today, airports throughout America will look a little different.

Gone are the blue, red and gold colors that denoted the oldest name in commercial aviation.

TWA, the brand created by Trans World Airlines, was replaced overnight Saturday with the red and blue of American Airlines, its new owner.

American bought the St. Louis-based airline last April in a $4.2 billion deal that helped make the successor carrier the world's largest airline. American is based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

Airline executives and employees retired the TWA name Saturday with a commemorative flight from Kansas City, home of the airline's main maintenance hub, to the airline's main hub in St. Louis.

The send-off of Flight 220 began with a water cannon salute, prompting the control tower to ask, "Is somebody retiring?"

Capt. William Compton, TWA's retiring president, replied, "Yes. TWA is retiring." Compton piloted the afternoon flight.

Passengers on board the MD-80 included paying customers and the media. All were given a certificate signed by Compton that marked the historic flight by noting its flight number and the names of the cockpit and cabin crew. The box lunch on the 40-minute flight included a bottle of Merlot and keepsake wine glass.

After working all night, Sandy Melton, a reservations agent based in Norfolk, Va., with 13 years at TWA, took an early morning flight to Kansas City to be a part of the send-off.

"I had to be here to say goodbye to TWA," Melton said. Normally, she can fly standby. But for this sought-after flight, she bought a ticket because she didn't want to risk not getting a seat.

Although TWA is retiring, the spirit of the airline will live on, said Bob Baker, vice chairman of American and chief executive of TWA Airlines LLC. He told the crowd gathered at the Kansas City airport that he is confident that "we" will strive, despite the problems the industry faces in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"I commend you for all you've accomplished as a family and as a company," Baker told employees in Kansas City and again after the plane's arrival in St. Louis.

Since taking control of TWA's assets, American has made several changes to TWA's operation. It has discontinued unprofitable routes and operations, and added more coach leg room to TWA airplanes.

But starting today, American's stamp will be more visible on TWA, the airline that long dominated service at Lambert Field and once did so at Kennedy Airport in New York.

Starting today, passengers holding TWA tickets will be directed to check in at American Airlines ticket counters and gates. Aircraft previously operated by TWA will begin to lose the TWA emblem and bear only the name of the new owner. TWA's Ambassador Club members will have access to American's Admiral's Club.

TWA Aviators frequent-flier program members whose miles have been transferred into American AAdvantage accounts may begin to redeem their miles for travel on American and any of its Oneworld Alliance partners.

TWA Airlines LLC still exists. That's the subsidiary set up by American to hold TWA's assets until the airlines are fully combined. Federal agencies still must declare the two airlines as a single carrier and designate TWA airplanes as American's.

TWA's inventory of seats will be sold as an American Airlines product. Flight information monitors in airport terminals will show TWA flight numbers as American's.

In preparation for the changeover, American ran newspaper ads in key markets, including St. Louis, informing passengers of what to expect.

"There's no need to exchange your TWA tickets for American Airlines tickets. In fact, you don't have to do anything," the ad states.

TWA Flight 2, from Honolulu to St. Louis, was expected to arrive at 6:30 a.m. this morning. It was the last flight actually scheduled to fly under the TWA name, said Julia Bishop-Cross, a spokeswoman for TWA and American.

Airline officials chose St. Louis and Kansas City for the commemorative flight partly because the communities are home to the bulk of TWA's employees, Bishop-Cross said. The cities also hold historical significance for the airline, she said.

"Both cities were stops along the first coast-to-coast air and rail service on a route laid out (in 1929) by Col. Charles Lindbergh, one of TWA's founding fathers," Bishop-Cross said.

Although its latter years were marred by financial turmoil, TWA was a pioneer in the airline industry. Among its innovations, TWA was the first U.S. airline to offer an all-jet fleet.

The TWA brand was born Oct. 1, 1930, when Transcontinental Air Transport and Western Air Express merged to form Transcontinental and Western Air Inc. Later that month, TWA inaugurated coast-to-coast, all-air service.

The cross-country journey took 36 hours and included an overnight stop in Kansas City, where in 1931 TWA relocated its headquarters from New York.

Often called the airline to Hollywood stars, TWA returned its headquarters to New York in 1964 and was once a leading international carrier. But the airline didn't adapt well to deregulation, which allowed the airlines to openly compete.

When it moved its headquarters to St. Louis in February 1994, TWA had completed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization only three months earlier. Within 18 months, it underwent a second bankruptcy reorganization.

Earlier this year the airline filed for its third bankruptcy in less than a decade, setting the stage for American Airlines' buyout of TWA's assets. Compton said then that TWA's would-be owners were attracted by its reputation for reliability and dedication to service, as well as its geographic location. He repeated those points again Saturday, as he thanked employees after his flight arrived at Lambert Field's Gate C-10.

He was met by a cheering crowd of teary-eyed employees, retirees and sentimental customers. "We're here today because of TWA employees and those TWA employees that came before us," Compton said.

Although the TWA brand name disappears, Bishop-Cross said longtime TWA customers have much to look forward to.

Beginning Sunday, American's newest passengers will have access to the world's largest airline network, with more than 900 destinations. Passengers also will be able to use new self-service check-in equipment to get boarding passes and check baggage with a ticket agent waiting nearby. Likewise, passengers who check baggage with a skycap can get boarding passes at the same time.

Although new security rules have affected check-in procedures, American passengers who have a ticket, a printed itinerary or a boarding pass and who don't check baggage can bypass the ticket counters and go directly to departure gates to check in, Bishop-Cross said.

A ticket, a printed itinerary or a boarding pass is needed to clear security checkpoints. By year's end, passengers who are booked and not checking bags, but who lack tickets or printed itineraries, will be able to use express check-in service at American's ticket counters to get boarding passes.

It was hard for many TWA employees, retirees and customers to say goodbye.

Peggy Gustafson of Columbia, Mo., is a longtime TWA customer. She said she was saddened at the thought of visiting Lambert and not seeing TWA signs, partly because it will remind her that there is less competition in the industry.

In addition, "I feel like St. Louis has lost something . . . even Missouri has lost something," she said.

Said Willie Crutchfield, a TWA skycap at Lambert: "I hate to see TWA go, but there's nothing you can do about it. We'll do the same job we do for American that we do for TWA."

In Kansas City, Kevin McMahon brought his family to the ceremony because he wanted his children to remember that he had worked for TWA. McMahon said he also will hold on to his TWA caps, posters and other memorabilia.

In the basement of the TWA Training Center on Natural Bridge Road, business was brisk Friday at the memorabilia store. Frieda Sparks, a TWA flight attendant since 1977, flipped through $10 foam models of a 747 jetliner, looking for one without dents.

Big sellers were TWA coffee mugs, calendars, Christmas ornaments and clothing commemorating the final days of TWA. All were being scooped up by a steady stream of pilots, flight attendants and ground personnel.

By far, the most sought-after souvenir Friday was a $5 poster of New York, a night skyline scene with the World Trade Center towers prominent and the TWA logo on the bottom.

======

TWA'S LOCAL IMPACT

* The airline had 8,700 local employees who generated more than $2 billion a year in local economic activity as of last spring.

* TWA was responsible for pumping $9.3 billion a year into the region's economy, including the activity of other airport-related businesses.

Reporter Cynthia Wilson:

E-mail: ccwilson@post-dispatch.com

Phone: 314-340-8159
 
LHR001
Posts: 966
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:56 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:11 am

21 August, 1996

Trans World Airlines (TWA)

Flight 843

MXP-JFK

Departure Time - 10:40am
Actual Departure - 12:56pm

Arrival Time - 1:40pm
Actual Arrival - 3:22pm

Aircraft - Star of Madrid



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mark Durbin




Who would of thought a little more than a year later the airline would start pulling its most heralded international routes of Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan and Rome! TWA had more than a ticket... it had an experience. Be it good or be it bad. TWA, was a very vibrant piece of aviation!


LHR001
 
cancidas
Posts: 3985
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:34 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:18 am

dont remember the flight number. we flew KJFK to MDPC on TWA, came back on AA. this was right around the time of the merger.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
 
rjpieces
Posts: 6849
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:58 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:23 am

Summer of 2001, JFK-MIA and MIA-JFK on an MD-83. TWA livery on the outside, AA MRTC on the inside....I remember both flights so vividly. I remember wondering what the TWA station manager at MIA was going to do in a few months. It was wonderful talking to the flight attendants on both flights as they were oldtimers who had been there for a LONG time! And arriving back at Terminal 5 at nighttime....What a beautiful piece of aviation.

Does anyone remember the plaque near the Trans World One checkin counters, the one that dedicated Terminal 5 specifically for the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet? I wonder who has that today.

Every now and then, watching the planes land on 13L at JFK, I look up and hope for a TWA 747 to rocket past me.....

RIP TWA, we miss you  Sad

[Edited 2003-12-07 19:23:55]

[Edited 2003-12-07 19:24:50]
"Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon"
 
Air1727
Posts: 318
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:57 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:50 am

Last TWA flight was ORD-STL in Jan of 01 (DC-9-82)
Last TWA LLC flight was STL-FLL in Oct of 02 (757-200)
In the Alaska bush I'd rather have a two hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa.
 
TWAMD-80
Posts: 962
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2001 8:25 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:36 am

The last official TWA flight that I was on was back in October of 2000. It was an MD-83 N9677W. From that point on, I have flown on TWA LLC planes quite a few times. It was sad to see their newest paint scheme be removed from their airplanes.

TW
Two A-4's, left ten o'clock level continue left turn!
 
SRD737NG
Posts: 133
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:45 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:15 am

Interesting question....I was in Maui for vacation with a flying buddy who worked for TWA. We were staying in the same hotel, by chance, with the layover TWA crew for the OGG-STL flight. This also happened to be during the tragedy of 9-11. When they stopped air travel, everyone was stuck in Maui. We got to know the Captain and F/O of this TWA flight well and it's a good thing too. When TWA called them to tell them that things were back up and running, they called our room and told us to hot tail it to the airport. When we got there, it was about 11p.m. and there were people everywhere. Almost every airline was scrambling to get out of there (except UAL) and I was trying to jumpseat!! So, what ended up happening is....my friend was already on the TWA flight, and gate agent said it was full. I thought that I was to be stuck in Hawaii forever at this point. At the last minute, the captain came up the jetway and told me to get on the airplane...even though they already had their max allowable number of jumpseaters. This guy was great. My last trip on TWA was a great experience, even though the long read eye had a very weird, quiet, nervous vibe to it. It was down right spooky actually. Then I got to STL not knowing what to expect there, I had to be in IAD for work. How was I going to get home? I got off in STL, walked to a gate that said it was leaving for IAD, jumpseated on TWA, they gave me a 1rst class seat and all. Turns out, the lady next to me had just come from Europe, when her plane was diverted to Halifax, NS. She told me all about her experience up there....it was amazing.

All in all, it was a very memorable last 2 trips on TWA. It's really too bad that many of the really great companies are no longer around.
 
InnocuousFox
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:30 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:32 am

"It's really too bad that many of the really great companies are no longer around."

Again, one might contend that if a company was really great, they still WOULD be around.
Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
 
FrequentFlyKid
Posts: 1097
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:04 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:45 am

November 2000

IAH-STL-CLE
717/MD-80
 
SRD737NG
Posts: 133
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:45 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:22 am

InnocuousFox:

I guess that I wasn't clear. When I say "great company", I am referring to the people that work there, and NOT the management folks that are behind closed doors. I'm talking about the people that you see out there working their butts off b/c they care about their company. TWA was once king, and you can't say that they were not once a 'great company.'

Piedmont Airlines was a 'great' company too, and sadly they are also no longer around. If your argument were correct, would you say that when something dies or is bought up....that they were crap? No. That is not correct.

 
airxliban
Posts: 4285
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:14 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:25 am

LAX-IAD: L-1011
IAD-CDG: L-1011
CDG-GVA: B727-200

GVA-CDG: B727-200
CDG-IAD: L-1011
IAD-LAX: L-1011

This is what I contiously refer to as the best flight that I ever had. Don't know why, but I just enjoyed them.

These flights occured in May of 1991, shortly before TWA stopped serving GVA.

My dad used to ride those 747-100s between Athens and New York up in first class all the time in the 70s and he said that he really enjoyed flying with TWA. I would have liked nothing more than to fly on one of their 747s as well (provided it wasn't N93119 on 17th of July, 1996).

Alas, TWA is no more. There is more to being a great company than simply being around.

My last time in an ex-TWA bird was DTW-STL on March 16th of 2003, an MD-80 with the safety brochure which said "TWA: An American Airlines Company"

PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
 
nikibary
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon May 12, 2003 1:44 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:38 am

From CDG to JFK in mid july 2001 on a 767. I had seat 1A in BusinessFirst which was a great experience, it was my first and only flight with TWA.
 
rjpieces
Posts: 6849
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:58 am

RE: December 4, 1991: Pan Am

Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:40 am

How was BusinessFIrst Nikibary?
"Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon"
 
Air1727
Posts: 318
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:57 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:59 am

As a former employee of TWA in both ops and management; no doubt that TWA was a great company, both in management and in workforce. Its easy for people on the sidelines to criticize and come up with unfounded points of view on things. TWA was great inside and out. It is gone along with many, many other outstanding carriers.
In the Alaska bush I'd rather have a two hour bladder and three hours of gas than vice versa.
 
AMS
Posts: 1620
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:34 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:01 am

It was in 1997 from DCA-JFK on a 727 (quite old)!
 
Korg747
Posts: 502
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:18 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:07 am

1999 Heca-KJFK on a B767-300ER and then KJFK- florida on an MD-83
Please excuse my English!
 
jmc1975
Posts: 2897
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2000 10:57 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:13 am

TWA Flight #509 STL-PHX on Nov. 1, 1990. Aircraft: 727-200....no reg. number. Returning from grandfather's funeral....grandma, mom and I had scattered middle seats due to oversale. Maintenance gate return caused 90 minute delay into PHX. I was very disappointed the 727 didn't have audio IFE, like the L-1011 on the outbound, so I managed to pickup numerous FM stations on my walkman along the way.

Up and Away on TWA.
.......
 
aa757first
Posts: 3140
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:40 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:17 am

'95 or '96. I know I was on at least one MD-80. PHL-STL-SJC.

AAndrew
 
badgerguy
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:21 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:31 am

I think it was October 2000 MKE-LAX and back. Always flew F/C on TWA and always got sick from the food. I kept loyal to them though. Had a lot of fun in F/C on their flights. Some of the funniest FAs. Always very polite. Always gave a me bottle of wine when I got off the plane. The best FA was CT. I wrote telling them that she was just wonderful to fly with. I was the only passenger in F/C from STL to MIA one morning and she made the flight just so much fun.
 
jeckPDX
Posts: 250
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2003 6:12 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:38 am

My last TWA flight was TPA-STL on an ex-TW 757 in AA colors with the TW interior. Decnet flgith and service and I've always liked connecting at Lambert. BTW, somone mentioned riding CDG-JFK BusinessFirst. Wouldn't that be Continental that has BusinessFirst. I beleive TWA's first cabin was Trans World ONE, however correct me if I'm wrong.
"Beer is proof that God Loves us and wanted People to be Happy" - Ben Franklin
 
L1011Lover
Posts: 736
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:16 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:59 am

March 1st 2001:

TW925 CDG-JFK 767 (N604TW)
TW??? JFK-STL 757
TW??? STL-TUL MD-83

March 5th 2001:

TW??? TUL-STL 717
TW884 STL-JFK 767 (N605TW)
TW924 JFK-CDG 767 (N605TW)

(don´t remember all the flight #´s, but got the information somewhere!!!)

All flights were quite memorable ones with really nice cabin crews!
On both international flights the average age of the crew was probably 60, but they were just wonderful!
Even after years in the air they haven´t lost any of their enthusiasm and it was a pleasure being with them and observing them work! What an experienced bunch of people! The Flight Service Manager (a 66 year old frenchman, who resembled Santa Clause a little), had 42 years of seniority!!!
I really miss TWA!
In fact I could simply go with DL FRA-ATL-TUL, but I flew FRA-CDG-JFK-STL-TUL instead!
TWA ended flights 740/741 JFK-FRA-JFK in january, 1997
When I told the crew (because they asked me, why I didn´t fly out of FRA on another US carrier) that I just wanted to be with TWA one more time, they were pretty much impressed and truly touched!
One F/A told another: "Oh Becky, he came all the way from FRA, just to tell us Hello!"
This was indeed a very touching moment!
They immediately handed me over a 1st class coffee cup, a wine glass, silverware, a TWA blanket and a bottle of red wine!
(Still have it all and will definetly never give it away)
How sad that N605TW is now sitting in the desert and is already broken up for spares, unbelievable!!!  Sad

Best regards,

L1011Lover
 
UPSfueler
Posts: 425
Joined: Sun May 25, 2003 9:40 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:13 am

This topic reminds me of flying on the night TWA shut down. I was on a UA 737-200 flying from ICT-ORD listening to channel 9. It was quite late and the Controller called out "TWA flight ? (sorry forgot) clear for approach runway 27L ". The pilot of the TWA plane then said very glummly " you wont be hearing that much longer". It was very downing and I will probiualy never forget hearing that.
 
TWFirst
Posts: 5752
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2000 5:30 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:42 am

The last TWA flight I was on was the last official TW flight from STL-MSP. I'd have to go look up the flight number.
An unexamined life isn't worth living.
 
rjpieces
Posts: 6849
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:58 am

RE: December 4, 1991: Pan Am

Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:43 am

JeckPDX, you are correct! What was I thinking?! Embarrassment TWA was Trans World One.
"Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon"
 
IMissPiedmont
Posts: 6200
Joined: Wed May 23, 2001 12:58 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:33 am

December 5th, 1991 JFK-PHX-TUS. An L-1011 and 727-200 were the aircraft. It's also the last time I paid out of my own pocket to fly anywhere.

Where has the time gone?
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
atrude777
Posts: 4258
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:23 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:01 pm

Having bne ALWAYS flying TWA out of STL as it was my home airport.....

I am so very ashamed to admit that I cannot re-call my last TWA flight  Sad
I believe it was MCO-STL and thats wa sback in 1995/96 i belve and it was on an L-1011 and we got bumped to first class due to delays and such. Thats the last TWA flight I rmemeber I may have flown on more after that....but i do not remember.  Sad


long live TWA

Alex.
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
 
MidnightMike
Posts: 2810
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:07 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:11 pm


I think the last TWA flight I was roundtrip between JFK-SFO, if memor serves me correctly it was on a 747. I rode on TWA for
business, I loved the TWA employees, but boy did they have lousy service.
NO URLS in signature
 
Bluewave 707
Posts: 2793
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2001 8:21 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:38 pm

This goes w-a-a-a-y back to 1975! SFO to LAX in a 727-231.
"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
 
dragon-wings
Posts: 3907
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2001 4:55 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:48 pm

My last TWA flight was in 1991 from LGA-MCO on a TWA MD-80. The return trip was MCO-LGA on a 727 (My last 727 flight)

That return flight was great, we got to see the Manhattan skyline at night with all the building lights on.
Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
 
flyLAX
Posts: 144
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:25 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:22 pm

STL-LAX. Cant remember the flt. number but it was an L-1011.
 
N960AS
Posts: 435
Joined: Mon May 01, 2000 3:46 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:39 pm

Last flight:

TWA849, New York-JFK to Los Angeles

July 30 2001

Boeing 757-200, N723TW

I fly a lot of ex-TW planes though, going to school in St Louis and living in Los Angeles and flying AA too much.

(TWA ended transcons from JFK to CA right after Sept 11. All JFK flights ended Oct 5th or 6th.)
 
Delta777Jet
Topic Author
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2000 6:19 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:45 pm

The plane I flew last on TWA:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © B. van Langenberg



 Crying
B-717/722/737-200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/B-747-100/200/400/SP/8i/B-752/3/B-762/3/4/B-772/LR/300ER/B-788/DC-10-10/30/L-1011-1/500/MD-81/82/83/90/A-319/320/321/AB6/312/313/332/333/342/343/346/359/388/TU154/IL-18/ATR-42/72/DH4/DH3/E145/E170/190/CR2/7/9
 
L1011Lover
Posts: 736
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:16 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:08 pm

Hello Delta777Jet,

I´ve also been on this aircraft a lot of times!!!

But this was while it was still flying with Condor!

I´m a Condor Flight Attendant and this particular aircraft used to be Condor´s D-ABUX and was one of the first 3 767-300ER, originally delivered to Condor! Just thought this might be of interest for you, so I wanted to let you know!

By the way, I guess you´re not only a TWA but also a Delta Lover, regarding your name...
I love Delta and I love the 777!

Anyhow, I truly miss TWA!
Guess we have something in common... lol!

Best regards,

L1011Lover
 
m404
Posts: 1875
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:43 pm

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:15 pm

I can't remember which of two flights was the last one but it was one of two in the late '60s. The first was LAX to LAS and I got up extra early just to take it as it was one of the last (and my only) Convair 880 aircraft. It was nearly empty as it was basically a positioning flight into 'Vegas, I got a good tour by the FAs of the cabin and even the cockpit. The flight crew was amazed I would book a flight just for a particular aircraft.

The second TWA flight at about the same time was one of their first B747-100s in domestic service that wasn't a coast to coaster. The was LAS-JFK or possibly ORD (that's a while ago) and we were treated to First Class. It's the only time I've ridden in the top lounge and the first time I've had ice cream on an airplane. So even though I've only flown them twice - both flights were firsts.
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
 
Delta777Jet
Topic Author
Posts: 1236
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2000 6:19 am

RE: What Was The Last TWA Flight You Were On?

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:45 am

Are the former TWA planes which are now used and owned by AA still flying with the TWA LLC AOC??????
B-717/722/737-200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/B-747-100/200/400/SP/8i/B-752/3/B-762/3/4/B-772/LR/300ER/B-788/DC-10-10/30/L-1011-1/500/MD-81/82/83/90/A-319/320/321/AB6/312/313/332/333/342/343/346/359/388/TU154/IL-18/ATR-42/72/DH4/DH3/E145/E170/190/CR2/7/9

Who is online