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TWA Last Flight LHR-JFK

Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:32 am

Not sure if this has been posted, but it's a very nicely done and sad video!

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:29 am

That was a sad and nostalgic vid. Thanks for posting.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:36 am

Yeah - two wonderful and really sad videos!!!

Thanks a lot for posting them!
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am

That video was good in showing that without people, airlines are just big piles of aluminum.
I wonder what happened to all the faces shown?

TWA was MY favorite Airline...I always root for the underdog.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
TWA was MY favorite Airline...I always root for the underdog.

Yeah me also . I miss TWA and Pan Am at LHR . I used to take them for granted seeing their 747's day in day out at LHR . If only we could go back for a day in time to see those just once more....
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:42 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
TWA was MY favorite Airline...



Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
If only we could go back for a day in time to see those just once more....

 checkmark  I'll never forget my first day on the job at TWA back on March 8, 1996. At the time, I honestly thought we had a fighting chance and were starting to make improvements left and right and operational profits were starting to show. TWA was my favorite airline growing up, and I'm proud to say I have worked there. Aside from the day TW800 crashed and finding out how AA screwed us, every day was a great day.  brokenheart   crying 

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:49 am

Thanks for posting RJpieces, hadn't seen it. Sad trip down memory lane...  candle 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:08 am

Well you can Thank Mr. Carl Icahn for the torture and hell and high and lows for many years at Twa. The worst thing i ever heard of all his tricks of the trade was when his travel agency had the rights to sell tickets cheaper than Twa could sell them. Im sure at his demise he will not go in the ground slowly. They will have to twist the casket to get him under.

I never did figure out what the AA buyout was ,other than give a few people hope and very few a job. Did not most all
of the aircraft go somewhere else with exception to a few.. Other than a hub they dont fully use in Stl, what was AA,s logic now that im thinking about it. It had to be costly. Tw,was very far down when they got them...

But Twa in its day was a first class operation
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:25 am

What a sad video. I never had a chance to fly TWA when they were around  Sad . TWA will live on as a Legend for years to come.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:44 am

Love this one - turn up yer speakers and shed a tear.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:46 am

Thats a good one as well. A few months ago on eBay I found a DVD all about TWA and the good old days, and some footage from our almost renewal in the late 90's. A great DVD nonetheless...
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:48 am

Thanks for posting this video. Quite sad but a proud moment as well.

My dad was a passenger on one of the first 707 flights from JFK to LHR and logged many, many, many miles on TWA. He could tell quite a personal story about how travel just got better, from the Constellations to the 707's to the 747's with the upstairs lounge. It was always TWA to London and Pan Am to Asia or India.

Sure, the airline deregulation has given us Southwest, JetBlue and some nifty improvements like airfares that seem to never go up (ha!) but US airlines also lost a lot of things when the playing field was largely left to level itself, and we certainly lost TWA and Pan Am.

I'm old enough to remember when it was largely unthinkable, when planning a trip to Europe, not to go through JFK and go on either TWA or Pan Am. It's good to be reminded that the reverse was true as well and what a long history TWA had at Heathrow.

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 10):
A few months ago on eBay I found a DVD all about TWA and the good old days, and some footage from our almost renewal in the late 90's. A great DVD nonetheless...

Do you have any more info about this? I'd love to get it!
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:03 am

Sad Video yes...

I miss the days I flew Trans World Airlines as a kid in the 80s and 90s. The last time I flew them was on a 757-200 from STL-DCA in 2001. TWA was my favorite airline after World Airways gave up scheduled services.

From my experiences, I flew aboard the following Trans World fleet

DC-9 series
MD-83
727-100 series
727-200
757-200
Sticker job temp lease A300- B4/600???
L-1011 (my favorite airline and jet of all time)
767-200
767-300

Still I missed my chance on the 747, but they rarely flew them domestically though.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:16 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
I wonder what happened to all the faces shown?

Amazing how many of those faces I recognised! A lot of those folk either transferred to American Airlines at LHR, or took early retirement. I even trained with some of them out in Dallas when I joined AA in 1991.

A truly nostalgic video. Thank you.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:19 am

Smashing video and yes very sad. May we all thank that rat bastard Carl Ichan for making this video possible.  Sad
 
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RE: TWA Last Flight LHR-JFK

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:23 am

Quoting Tbird (Reply 15):
May we all thank that rat bastard Carl Ichan for making this video possible.

Every time I pass by Icahn Field in NYC I wanna paint two big red stripes on it...  brokenheart 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:42 am

Thank you for posting the video. TWA will always be in my heart.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:34 am

This is my favorite TWA memorial.. It has a lot of clips from STL on the day of the last TWA flight, and shows different employees and what ever happened to them.. Really sad to think of all those employees who went through STL all the time, and suddenly you walk through D concourse, and it's almost completely empty. It reminds me of the movie "The langeliers" or something like that, where people fly through a time-warp, and end up at the airport in the past, so it's abandoned..

 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:39 am

My Dad worked for TWA from 68 till the end at both SFO and STL (Mostly SFO) as ramp service. Had a lot of memories of TWA's SFO area. Even remember when TWA handled Southwest's ground service for awhile, when they first came ot SFO. That didn't last too long, I think.

I've setup a website to chronicle a lot of the stuff I've collected over the years, and if anyone else has anything to share. Check it out at:

http://www.twahistory.com
 
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RE: TWA Last Flight LHR-JFK

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:41 am

2 sad yet very nice videos. Thanks for posting em guys

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:43 am

wow that was great!!!
My dad was a long time TWA emplyoee (30+ Years)
As a kid we flew many times in the 70's and 80's to places like LHR,CDG,FCO, and LIS to name a few intl. destations
some of those flights i will never forget..............Thank You TWA for showing me the world   

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:02 am

Another good site is www.twalive.org (I think)...All I ever do is look on google at type in TWAlive andthere it takes me.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:11 am

TWA! What a great airline, flew them almost every year JFK-ATH back in the 80s and early 90s.

God I miss them.

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:42 am

This is almost silly, ...... I am finding myself wiping my eyes at this moment. I never worked for TWA, but I was around them for many years at STL. God I really miss this airline. When I first clicked on the first video, I though it was going to be a little cheesy at first with "Memories". But then, the video showed the true heart and soul of TWA. The people.  trophy 

Forgive me for rambling guys, but I am one of those that if I were to acquire 100+ billion dollars for whatever reason, I would resurrect TWA, back to it's true glory. The most prestigious airline in the world. The airline that celebrities and all the important people would want to fly. It's gone in my head hundreds of times. Hell, I even made up a soundtrack - that I have had for a long time - about it that I call "revival". I've made up a dream fleet, cities served, etc, etc.

There is a lot of talk on A.net referring to what airline they would like to see again, or what certain items are discussed about an airline from the past. Time and time again, TWA is the one that always seems to come up.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
That video was good in showing that without people, airlines are just big piles of aluminum.

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Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
TWA...Gone but not forgotten...

Damned straight. Welcome to my RU list.

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 9):

Wonderful video. I've posted this one a couple times in the past (under a different user name) and never grow tired of it.

Long live Trans World Airlines.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:42 am

On May 1, 1971 my family departed Kadena AB, Okinawa on a TWA 707 military charter flight back to San Francisco via Yokota AB, Japan and Hickam AB, Hawaii. I would fly a TWA 727out of San Antionio in Sep 1988 after Air Force Basic Training to New Orleans and one more time aboard a L-1011 from St Louis to Philadelphia in Apr 1991. My return flight to St Louis was cancelled due to a engine fire light after takeoff and I was put on American Airlines via Nashville.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:49 am

My firstflight with TWA was SLC-DEN-STL-JFK-ATH and my last was LGA-STL-SLC...on our new 717 and then the Wings of Pride MD-83 to SLC.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:51 am

So many TWA memories we have here. TWA dominated STL for many years - they were great family to majority of people in St. Louis.

I had confidence in TWA when they ordered and received new M83s, 757s, and 717s. I had hoped the good side of TWA will keep on surfacing.

Heartbreaking to see TWA fold.


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Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:14 am

There was a mystic of class structures that Twa had for many many years. Other airlines had their own personalities.
Sure Pan am,Eastern,Delta United, All were and are great. If The Twa of 1975 were in the air today They would be the best domestic airline in the market. It wasnt a privledge, It was an Honor to fly Twa . As for the great employees that were given hope of life after Twa. It appears they just pawns in a corporate game of chess as they stood proudly for the next game, but AA quitley put the board for the last game back in the box....They didnt deserve to be used as tokens grasping for straws
of hope. They had been beaten and spit out so many times. But through millions and millions of dollars American
still could not hold a candle to these people and their class of customer service.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:18 am

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 28):
But through millions and millions of dollars American
still could not hold a candle to these people and their class of customer service.

Absolutely true. AA only took what it wanted and left TWA's heart out in the cold. The people of TWA deserved FARbetter than what Icahn and AA could ever give them.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:22 am

Does anyone have any photos of hybrid AA/TWA livery?

I guess I answered my own question with this archived web page....http://web.archive.org/web/20011026205746/http://www.twa.com/

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:38 am

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:01 pm

As is his custom, Icahn isn't talking. But to offer those rock-bottom airline prices, he needs to keep getting his hands on discounted TWA tickets. Lowestfare.com gets such a good deal that its prices run as much as 45% below TWA's published fares. Those seats made up about 87% of Lowestfare's bookings in 1999, according to the most recent figures the company made available


Now Just because he owns the straosphere casino in vegas lets not be booking no 700 room a night for the next year
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:06 pm

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 32):
But to offer those rock-bottom airline prices, he needs to keep getting his hands on discounted TWA tickets. Lowestfare.com gets such a good deal that its prices run as much as 45% below TWA's published fares.

I'm confused. You're talking in the present term about the Caribou Agreement?
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:16 pm

yes past term, explaineing how ichan was getting a 45 percent discount
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:32 pm

My favourite aircraft in TWA livery still has to be the L-1649 Starliner. It was so slim and elegant:

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RE: TWA Last Flight LHR-JFK

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:41 pm

Does anybody know when the last BOS-LHR-BOS service was? Same day? Still on a -1011? Still flight 714/715? I flew those segments on my one and only RT to the UK in Apr '90. Classic TriStar comfort...

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 18):
It reminds me of the movie "The langeliers" or something like that, where people fly through a time-warp, and end up at the airport in the past, so it's abandoned..

Quite an ironic statment....isn't the L1011 in that movie a TW bird? Anybody remember the tail #? Is it still flying with one of those foreign carriers or in storage, or has it already been broken up?
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:01 pm

Call me weird and/or nostalgic, but I miss watching the rotating beacon anti-collision lights at night during the 80s and 90s on their L-1011s, 727s and DC-9s with their vertical stabilizers illuminated highlighting the bold TWA letters on the red backdrop.

There was always something about flying on TWA; you knew you were flying on some respected history.
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:15 pm

One night when was hagging out at the TWA terminal at LAX, a 747 from New York and Italy just pulled in. A friend of my father who happened to work for TWA was doing checks on the plane and saw me, and ask have I ever been on a 747. I told him no, so he showed me the inside of the plane. I got to walk up stairs, and I got to see the cockpit. He even let me take home a safety card. The first time I realized what a loud deep sound a L 1011 makes at start up, was when a TWA L 1011, started it engines for a flight from LAX to STL . TWA was a great airline ( WELL NOT AS GREAT AS PAN AM) and it sad that it is gone, but TWA was not the same after they retired their 747s and L 1011s.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:25 pm

Quoting Western727 (Reply 37):
with their vertical stabilizers illuminated highlighting the bold TWA letters on the red backdrop.

I've always live due East of STL's parallel runways, so I grew up watching TW birds making their final approaches, and initial climb outs, and always remember constantly sitting outside all throughout the year at night watching the planes all lit up, and being able to make out the TWA logo on the tails because they were always lit up.. I've noticed airlines no longer do this?
 
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RE: TWA Last Flight LHR-JFK

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:43 pm

Those videos almost bring tears to my eyes...
I flew TWA in the last year of its existence. Truly sad to see them gone, especially in such a drastically brutal way...

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Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:16 pm

I flew on the last TWA flight out of London/Gatwick. TW 721 LGW-STL on December 1st , 2001 ! Seat 1 C in Trans World One, B-767-300ER REG: N691LF!
We also got the water canon salute before takeoff in LGW and after landing in STL.
The crew were so professional even though they new that their TWA weren't existing longer than 24 hours from then!

Really enjoyed that flight and the memories with some of the crew.

Damn, I miss TWA! Come back to us ... soon !!!
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Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:56 pm

I think my uncle must have been on one of the last JFK-LHR flights, I remember cause he came back for my 5th birthday which was 5th July 91 and TWA stopped LHR on 1st July, I remember he had a couple of TWA magazines or something like that. A sadly missed airline
 
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:16 am

I cannot believe there is actually a video to this. It brings tears to my eyes as well to see a TWA 747 taking off on video....a sound I have not heard in over 10 years....It is absolutely unbelievable that as somebody from St. Louis I used to see these on a daily basis....what a childhood that was.
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:25 am

If not for Icahn's damn Caribou article maybe TWA would still be around. Sadly TWA and Pan Am were unable to adapt to deregulation...TWA was too late in modernizing their fleet, and unfortunate in the fact that in 1985 their best option over Frank Lorenzo was Carl Icahn. Both AA and Icahn made the future look so bright when they had a secret agenda to kill both TWA and STL. TWA ultimattely was screwed by two things...Flight 800 and the Caribou agreement. Very tragic to see one of the pioneering airlines of aviation meet such a dark end. They deserved better.
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 13):
The last time I flew them was on a 757-200 from STL-DCA in 2001

My last time was in 2001 DTW-STL and back, an MD-80 I think (could have been a DC-9) At the time I didn't give it much thought.

Before 2001 my family and I flew on TW more than anything else. My dad's first trip on them was in 1972 on his way home from Vietnam. The first airplane trip I was on was with TWA in 1976. I was less than a year old. The L1011s and 727s were my favorite.
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:11 am

I flew TWA transatlantic two times:


1983 ORD-JFK L10
JFK-CDG 747
CDG-TLV L10
TLV-CDG L10
CDG-BOS L10
BOS-ORD 72S

1993 DSM-STL D9S
STL-JFK M80
JFK-MAD 767
MAD-JFK 767 delayed 2 days due to teh "storm of the century" in Mar 1993
JFK-CMH D9S
CMH-STL D9S

Then STL-ORD AA M80
ORD-DSM AA F100


Service was quite good in 1983, so-so in 1993
 
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting Delta777Jet (Reply 41):
I flew on the last TWA flight out of London/Gatwick. TW 721 LGW-STL on December 1st , 2001 ! Seat 1 C in Trans World One, B-767-300ER REG: N691LF!

I do believe I watched that flight land from one of the outer roads!
 
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:02 am

If American doesnt own the name someone respectable with a good positive cash flow should crank her up
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RE: TWA Last Flight LHR-JFK

Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:07 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 29):
Absolutely true. AA only took what it wanted and left TWA's heart out in the cold. The people of TWA deserved FARbetter than what Icahn and AA could ever give them.

Let's be fair; a minor act of terrorism called 9/11 kinda threw a monkey wrench in whatever plans AA had for TWA. Tragic timing; had TWA stood alone they would have collapsed. Carl Ichan was there with a DIP loan.. but at the time whom would you have chosen? AMR or Ichan??? I'm thinking as bad as AMR looked, Ichan HAD to look worse.

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