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How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Sun Nov 05, 2000 8:01 am

I am wondering how TWA is on their flights to London from the US.

One flight I am looking at is a 767.

How are their planes and can window seats be reserved in advance by people who arent members of any club but just the general public.
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Sun Nov 05, 2000 8:36 am

They have replaced their old fleet with new leased planes.

Though they certainly have shrunk from being the giant they once were.

They are more like a trembling old man sitting quietly in the corner watching as all the young kids go by.

I think a flight on them might be interesting.

Nice new paint job

but more than likely the same OLD OLD flight attendants.

 
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Sun Nov 05, 2000 8:48 am

The flight from STL-LGW is now on a 767-300ER and it includes better then average seat pitch for a US carrier 32 inches. In Business class called Trans World One they offer 60 inch seat pitch in seat video with your choice of movies (on video cassettes, approx 30 choices per plane) great meal options in Trans World One.

Flights will likely be on time but, boarding in STL airport can be a bit hairy, It gets quite crowded at the end of the C concourse with LAX, LGW, CDG, SFO, FLL often leaving at the same time out of that end with lots of people.

You can reserve seats around 30 days in advance and you do not need to be an Ambassador club member nor a frequent flyer to pre-reserve seats. Once reserved you must check in at least 1 hour in advance or risk losing your seat assignment.

Al
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Sun Nov 05, 2000 10:43 am

Do not fly on TWA. It is horrible, and it has very old planes. I have flown on it once, and it was a big mistake. Fly Virgin or BA, they are a lot better
 
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Whatever You DO, DON'T FLY Ansett!

Sun Nov 05, 2000 5:29 pm

Please, TWA is horrible? When was the last time you flew them? Like in the 80s? You stated you flew them once...um, okay. And what is your basis for comparison?
And what's this about old planes? They've got 767-300Ers flying Middle East and Trans-Atlantic. The oldest planes they've got flying are the DC-9s which are the most reliable DC-9s flying in the nation, and are immaculate in the interior. TWA's smart in that if you see a DC-9 which looks a little dirty on the outside, it's probably due to be replaced with a 717, which is a dream to fly thanks.

AND WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T FLY ANSETT! It is horrible, and it has very old planes. I have flown on it once, and it was a big mistake!

I hope Qantas squashes them like a bug.
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Sun Nov 05, 2000 6:06 pm

Yeah I flew them to Rome in 1996, it was, ummmm, interesting. The people were very nice, the food was not that great, except leaving Rome the meal was good. Then again that was 1996 and the flight was on a rickity 741. When you pressed your overhead light button the one next to you, or ahead of you would turn on. Periodically all the lights would turn off and on. Gotta love those 747 classics! I've flown their domestic flights recently, they were fine. The 757s are very, very clean. The 767s are fine and the coach seats are about normal. Food wise the airline could still use some work. I'm sure they will be fine to Europe. To all 4 of their destinations in Europe! Sad...I hope in 2003 they'll build JFK back into a big European hub again!

~N960AS
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 1:59 am

I just recently in July flew JFK-CDG,CDG-JFK on a 767-200. The food was fine, nothing wrong at all. The plane, a 1984 model, could of used a coach refit, and what I found suprising was the lack of air nozzles, but like all 767s, it was a fine plane. TWA is a fine choice, nothing to stop you from flying them. If you get N650TW, thats the one I flew. Both ways!
Rgds, The King of the 767, Mr. T
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 2:18 am

Surely, you know the tremendous changes TW has gone through these last 4 years since you FCO flight.

TW no longer flies the 747-100 (gone 1998)

TW no longer flies to FCO (gone 1999)
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 2:32 am

Hello,

I really don't that much about TWA but I did this summer fly to LGW on USAirways. It was on a 767-200ER it was an awsome flight. The service was excellent. and I give them a huge round of applause. So consider them on your way to LGW.

Americanmd80
do what you like . like what you do . life is good
 
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RE: How Is TWA On Transatlantic Flights?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:23 am


Yep I know the "change" TWA has gone through in the last few years. I've flown them domestically recently. The airline is fine. I know they don't fly 741s or go to FCO (or MAD, BCN, ATH....) anymore. I'm well aware. I like the airline and I hope it succeeds and you don't need to defend your airline (well to me atleast, I know there are many people here who don't like it).

~N960AS
 
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I Forgot About USAirways

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:43 am

Thanks!


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