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TWA 747 Trip Reports

Fri Jun 02, 2000 2:25 am

Does anyone have any trip reports from TWA flights operated by Boeing
747-131's to and from Europe or the Middle East?

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RE: TWA 747 Trip Reports

Fri Jun 02, 2000 6:16 am

I flew TW's 747-131 from JFK to Rome in 1995. In fact, the plane I was on was the one that flew the fateful flight 800 one year later. I don't remember too much details of the flight. But I checked the registration before I boarded and found out the plane has one of the highest cycles. I told my wife this and she was quite concerned.

Once you were onboard, the interior looked like any other 747. It had a small business class in the nose section and over 400 seats in economy. The seat covers in economy were red and blue. It was a full flight. The flight was uneventful. The service was average. We landed in Rome on time. Indeed, it's no different from any other 747 flights.

RE: TWA 747 Trip Reports

Fri Jun 02, 2000 7:37 am

on-time? yeah that sounds like TWA.
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RE: TWA 747 Trip Reports

Fri Jun 02, 2000 11:10 am

I don't personally have any reports but my parents flew on TWA 747's between HNL and STL in 1997. They took many pictures. One was N134TW. It had the present day red and blue seats. I know that they used to have blue, red, and grey seats like some of the 727-200's have to this day. Mom and Dad said the service was very good. They ate chicken one way and I forget what they had the other. I know on European flights they would serve rack of lamb or lobster tail in First Class.
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RE: TWA 747 Trip Reports

Fri Jun 02, 2000 11:55 am

I miss the Upper Deck. Especially nice when they had 8 seats upstairs..

One trip my friends and I took all 8 seats from STL-HNL... What a trip.. 8 pax 2 f/a's and a great party across the pacific!
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RE: TWA 747 Trip Reports

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:11 am

I was on two TWA 747-131 flights: LAX-JFK in 1974 and JFK-LHR in 1984. All I remember of the former was a button on the armrest which enabled one to inflate or deflate an air cushion in the seat and, thereby, adjust for firmness.

The latter bird featured TWA's new interior - the new seat covers and side panels. It was a beautiful airplane, very clean and modern, and it is strange to think that the aircraft is probably now stored out there in the desert.

I did not note the registration of either aircraft and, therefore, do not know whether I flew on the ill-fated plane involved in the flight 800 tragedy.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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