Wow, this thread takes me back.
had an ongoing presence at all 3 NY airports over the years, often flying one-of-a-kind services. Long before EWR
became a hub for PE
and then CO
seasonally ran daily transcon night coach non-stops (from SFO
with a 707 and from LAX
with an L10), and for a long time the night coach L10's to JFK
from the west would continue on to BOS
(my brain wants to say it was PHL
for some reason--I'm nearly 100% sure it was flight 16 from LAX
and 44 from SFO
, even though 702 sticks in my mind as one of the tag-end flights they flew), and you could transfer to the other flight, or if you were already in NY, just catch a widebody for the short hop instead of being squeezed into the EA
was such a popular airport for TW
, they regularly flew L10's in from STL
. They may have flown the L10 ex-LGA
to other points, as I seem to recall there being more than one parked there at times in the morning, but I'd have to dig through boxes to see if I still have timetables from the 80's to confirm that, so don't quote me on it.
And while for sentimental reasons I wish TW
would have kept their ORD
hub, it really was impractical given they were building up their STL
hub post-regulation. Their ORD
-west coast flights were the first to leave the schedule starting around 1982.