ny-jfk-lga
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A Last Great TWA Experience.

Sun Jan 14, 2001 2:37 pm

Ok all, I just got this idea. I don't know how many of you might be interested in this. But since we know the late TWA fought to keep its hub together at Kennedy, why don't some of us New York airliner fans make a day and go to that terminal for like the last time to get a last great TWA experience. TWA was never a personal favorite of mine, it was just an airline that was in the 'scene', if you know what I mean, like I never really payed any attention to them. This news shocked me when I first heard it though. I do know though, TWA has been around for a VERY long long time. Since the superconnie, they were like one of the surviving originals I think. They had the beautiful TriStars and all. The changed their image, and this was all thru fighting the problems they had. They operated the awesome MD-80 series of jets, and was carrying on the legacy with the great next generation type 717. I won't lie, they were a great airline, and I give them a lot of respect, and my condolences & sypathy go out to those die hard TWA fans out there, all over. I would never like to see this happen to my three faves, Delta, Continental & jetBlue, it'd devastate me. I am a die hard airline fan, I mean, when I say I love an airline, I absolutely love it, and stand by it thru thick & thin and all the bullshit it might go thru. And I KNOW you TWA fans stuck out there and hung on with them thru it all. But I know for sure, for one thing, I'll definitely remember TWA always. For me, this is the first loss of a major international U.S. airline. So what do some of you think, why don't we go out there one last time, and see as much as we can see, and say our final real goodbyes to the late, great TWA. Right now, this is just an idea, I'd like to know if anyone else is interested, if not, in any event, I'll personally go myself.
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N960AS
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Sun Jan 14, 2001 4:30 pm

Hi NY,

I think that is a great idea. I'd love to go to T5 to for 'a last great TWA experience' but I live in LA. However I'm a big TW fan and I've flown them many times to JFK and have fond memories of it. I can't imagine the airport without them! It's just can't fathom it. Anyway, if I was in NY you could count me in, I think the soonest I'd be in NY would be around spring vacation - March/April. Then I'd probably be back around July/August. So if its around there, let me know. TWA was a great airline and I'll really miss them. Their JFK terminal is my very favorite terminal.

>>the late TWA

That sounds like nails scraping across a chalk board.

>>TWA was never a personal favorite of mine,
Can't agree with ya there...

>> They operated the awesome MD-80 series of jets, and was carrying on the legacy with the great next
generation type 717.

Yeah you know it, the MD-80 is the best...the 717 will carry on.

>>I'll definitely remember TWA always. For me, this is the first loss of a majorinternational U.S. airline.

Me too! I vaguely remember the death of Pan Am, and even though I flew them some I wasn't as connected to them as I am to TW.

If anyone wants to go down to the less famous LAX T3, well....

Later

J
 
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What A Sad Day In Avation...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 8:43 am

Yes, I agree with both of you guys. We are in the middle of a sad time for avation. We can be thankful, however, that TWA didn't suffer the fate of Eastern.

Icahn may have been bad, but thank the good lord Lorenzo never took control of TWA.

In any case, it will be interesting to know what American plans to do to the TWA terminal at JFK. It is a famous historical landmark, hailed by many as an architectual work of art.

Although TWA may soon be history, there will still be images in my mind of all the beautiful TWA jets gleaming under teh St. Louis sun. Hopefully American will do its part to preserve a part of TWA's long history.

So what's the good news? Well, finally, my family will sleep a little bit better each night, now that we have the new job security that American will provide. PLus, American's pay scales are much higher, so my dad will hopefully be making more [he's a 767/757 FO for TWA]

Also -- Buy as many TWA stickers as possible! And a t-shirt or two wouldn't hurt, either.
 
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NY-JFK-LGA

Mon Jan 15, 2001 9:34 am

Im im NYC, and would be happy to go. Let me know of any dates you had in mind. I know im heading down in that direction in a week or two.
-Tom
 
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Mon Jan 15, 2001 10:02 am

damn i miss the old kennedy from the mid-80s and the late 70s. Those were the times! TWA and PanAm fiercely in competition. Those last 707 and dc-8 droning for their last landing. The NY port authority fightining with traffic, homeless people and the chapels complaining because they had no room (still have none) those PA skycaps! man was it great. The first thing i remember from JFK was in 88' (was only 3 yrs old) that huge TWA terminal and i remember the PA shouting outside on post number 17.
 
deltaflyertoo
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:00 pm

Maybe all us airline followers should all book a trip together on a transcon TWA JFK-LAX flight (or vice versa) to celebrate the final days of this great airline serving the most high profile prestigous domestic route.
 
ny-jfk-lga
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:39 pm

I'm very happy to see some positive responses, well, I have no dates planned yet, that's something we'll all have to agree on. I'm off on Tue & Wed's. So I'd have to make it on one of those days. But otherwise, it'd have to be sometime soon, maybe in the next month, or maybe much sooner, depending on what some of you think. But we must go while TWA still has some full time operations left and is still busy. It'd be real sad to say a final goodbye tho, I still can't believe, TWA, a major huge US airline, is fading away to be gone forever.
Bring back McDonnell Douglas & T W A!!
 
ny-jfk-lga
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Mon Jan 15, 2001 2:48 pm

Why don't some of you post the times when you're available to come. And then we'll estimate a better time, like narrow it down a little more I mean, until we come to the conclusion of a day.
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deltaflyertoo
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Mon Jan 15, 2001 2:50 pm

Anyone know when TWA is said to be fully under AA? W/ airline mergers it sometimes takes years, look at US and UAL.
 
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RE: A Last Great TWA Experience.

Tue Jan 16, 2001 6:11 am

It is not over yet. Keep the TWA faith

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