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boeing808
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TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:08 pm

Good afternoon all...I have tried to look all over but had no luck. Back on December 19, 1986 I flew from PHL to STL on an L1011 (then flew to MLI on a DC-9). I am trying to find out where the PHL-STL flight went on from STL. I do remember that the flight left at about 6:30 am from PHL. Anyone have any insight? thanks!
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:43 pm

Diving into timetables from a few years earlier it appears it was PHL-STL-LAX in 1984. These timeables do not list the operating aircraft.
http://www.departedflights.com/TW020184p54.html
http://www.departedflights.com/TW020184p48.html

TWA flt 443 PHL-STL dep 7am arr 815am
TWA flt 443 STL-LAX dep 915am arr 10am
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:44 pm

TW had some wild widebody flights during the regulation era. My mom used to tell she flew home from college a few times on an L1011, CVG-STL.
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:54 pm

Looks like it was TWA 443 and was PHL-STL-LAX, that is according to the 1984 timetable. Left STL at 0915 arrived LAX 1015
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:55 pm

usairways85 wrote:
Diving into timetables from a few years earlier it appears it was PHL-STL-LAX in 1984. These timeables do not list the operating aircraft.
http://www.departedflights.com/TW020184p54.html
http://www.departedflights.com/TW020184p48.html

TWA flt 443 PHL-STL dep 7am arr 815am
TWA flt 443 STL-LAX dep 915am arr 10am


beat me to it! the STL departures do list aircraft types and that 443 STL-LAX shows L10 in equip.
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:33 pm

I remember flying a 767-200 CLE-STL and a L1011 MIA-FLL (shortest flight I ever took)
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:27 pm

In the 10/86 OAG a TriStar leaves PHL at 0645 to STL-SFO. In the 2/87, the 0630 departure to STL is an MD80 -- no TriStar until 0900, which goes to STL-LAX.
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:36 pm

Flew on TW 762 CMH-STL and STL-CMH

I remember TW L10 next to my gate in STL departing for PHL


I believe TW L10s were placed in PHL for LHR flights

Love those TW L10s!

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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:51 pm

For most of the 70s & 80s TW 443 LAX-STL was usually an L1011. I rode it STL-LAX several times during 70s & 80s, don't remember where it originated from?
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:26 am

Thank you for the responses. The flight back (STL-PHL) was on the L1011. I believe the original flight arrival into PHL was 4:00 pm. But the flight I was on on January 7, 1987 was 4 hours late bc of a flap problem. I was only 11 and flying with my younger sister solo. I also remember watching tough guys (Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas on the way back). How I remember that is anyone’s guess :D
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:09 am

cle757 wrote:
I remember flying a 767-200 CLE-STL and a L1011 MIA-FLL (shortest flight I ever took)


June 1981 I did the TW 707-131B MIA-FLL-MIA up and back same day...same plane...on the ground at FLL for a quick turn. Revenue Pax.
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:33 am

My only 1011 flight was PHL STL, on my way home to Houston from a business trip. There was a non-stop on Eastern, but idiot travel department of my company had booked me with connection (forget who with, but it was a really stupid one). Was able to change to TWA, better connection, cool plane.

1984 or so.
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:10 am

December 1986 wasn’t a happy time for TWA. Icahn was stripping it bare; mechanical problems at an all-time high (TWA reportedly had the highest number of mechanical and structural defects reported amongst the majors during that time period); and the vast majority of TWA flight attendants on the property at the time were scabs from the strike earlier in the year.
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:56 pm

I have also been on some very short TWA widebody flights. I recall MCO to STL and JFK to STL on an L1011 as well as 762 from STL to ORD. Fun stuff!
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:23 pm

For a while in the early 90s they were flying PHL-JFK in an L1011. That was a short trip!
 
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Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:43 pm

In the late 90’s (1999, maybe?) my first trip to LAX from STL was on a 762, which was my first widebody. I believe that the LAX-STL flight home was on an MD-80.

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