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 Trans World Airlines (TWA)

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was an American airline from 1925 until it was bought out by and merged with American Airlines in 2001. It was a major airline in the United States and the main U.S.-based competitor of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) on intercontinental routes from 1946 until deregulation in 1978. TWA had hubs at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport and focus cities in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the 1980s it built a hub in Atlanta, reduced in the 1990s. TWA had pilot bases in Frankfurt and Berlin during the 1980s and it operated Boeing 727-100 type aircraft within Europe. The company flew intra-European routes between Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Amsterdam and Istanbul.


Flying to most major U.S. cities, TWA was one of the largest domestic Airlines; before deregulation TWA, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Eastern Air Lines were known as the "Big Four". It also had a feeder operation from smaller cities in the Midwestern United States. Beyond the U.S., TWA had a large European and Middle Eastern network, served from its hub, the iconic TWA Flight Center, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. For a few years its routes circumnavigated the globe. It was a secondary unofficial flag carrier for the United States, especially after Pan Am was dissolved in the early 1990s.

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The mid-air engine failure shortly into a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas this week may have shaken even seasoned travelers. ... Riordan's death marked the first fatality from an accident aboard a U.S. airline since 2009, when a Colgan Air plane crashed near Buffalo, N.Y., killing 44 ...
On Tuesday, the old TWA Flight Center at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport opened its doors briefly to a select group of journalists to get a look at the future site of the long-awaited TWA Hotel. The event, hosted by MCR Development, allowed journalists to see the remnants of the languished terminal, the ...

Michel Baumeister of New York City's Baumeister & Samuels, P.C., has represented the families of passengers aboard dozens of the most high-profile airline disasters of the past 40 years, including 1996's TWA Flight 800 and 1998's Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Baumeister also ...
Retro nostalgia will be the theme of guest rooms at the 512-room TWA Hotel now under construction at New York's JFK Airport, which is due to open next ... Dallas/Ft. Worth International and American Airlines have agreed on a plan to increase the size of the airport's Terminal E Satellite and use it as the ...
Both the interiors and exteriors of the iconic structure were deemed a New York City Landmark in 1994, and joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, but had long sat vacant in disuse since 2002, when the once-major airline filed for bankruptcy and was acquired by American Airlines.
That is until the airline lost focus and stopped investing in new aircraft. Its dangerously aging fleet was cemented in history when TWA Flight 800 exploded in 1996. Airline deregulation only poured salt on the wound and by 1988, the company was $540 million in debt. American Airlines bought TWA in 2001 ...

The building was built by Howard Hughes when he owned TWA at a time when airlines competed on service and the luxury of their terminals rather than on price. With the rivalry between TWA and Pan Am a hallmark of the era, Hughes wanted to win by building the greatest air terminal in the world.
The revived TWA Flight Center, which closed when the airline folded in 2001, will still include the signature sunken lounge as well as a pair of tubes connecting the main building to Jet Blue's Terminal 5 (you might remember them from a scene in “Catch Me If You Can”). Visitors will also have access to six ...
Dozens of stranded Sun Country Airlines passengers are fuming after the carrier canceled their flights home from Mexico and then told them they're on their own to find a new way back. The unusual situation unfolded after a potent late-season blizzard forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights at ...
Seats are shrinking, they are being pushed closer together, and airlines are packing more of us into the same space. So what's the solution? You could lessen the nightmare by opting for an airline that offers more. Ryanair, trumps many short-haul rivals when it comes to legroom, offering 76.2cm.
But while TWA is no longer flying, Ethiopian Airlines is thriving, and it's clear that the world can learn a lot from Ethiopia - and particularly from Ato Tewolde ... In the end, I see Ethiopian Airlines as more than an incredibly successful airline: I see it as a shining symbol of our shared goals for Ethiopia's growth, ...
After Charles completed his service, he and Doris and their son, Ron, settled in Kansas City, Missouri, and Charles went to work for the now-defunct Trans World Airlines. Rhodefer was a homemaker, wife and mother and worked part time only when she desired. During Ron's elementary and grade school ...
... midcentury TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Never mind that it did not keep up with the rapid advances in technology that inspired its design. “It was functionally obsolete the day it opened” in 1962, said Tyler Morse, chief executive of MCR Development. Now, years after the airline ...
The economy is improving, and that's good for the airline industry, so I am thinking of buying 400 shares of American Airlines. I'd appreciate ... But remember that at one time, Eastern, Braniff, Pan Am, Republic, TWA and National were 24-karat gold names and enjoyed healthy balance sheets. Today those ...
The hotel will also house the TWA Museum that will be filled with vintage memorabilia from the airline that operated from 1926 until 2001. New Yorkers can get a sneak peek at some of TWA Hotel's treasure trove of memorabilia at the TWA Lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center, which will ...
A division of Lufthansa, the German airline, said it plans to dismantle and transport the “Super Star” after a 10-year restoration project. The Sun Journal reported that there's no ... Starliners are the last in the line of Lockheed Constellations, first designed for Trans World Airlines. The plane, which has been in ...
From Trans World Airlines' "Up, Up and Away" to United Airlines' "Friendly Skies", commercial branding was central to an airline's image. One of Mr Harteveldt's favourite ads was British Airways' "Manhattan" commercial, which emphasised how each year the company flew more people across the Atlantic ...

He says, “Even though Ethiopian Airlines is 100% state-owned, it's run like a business: The board runs it as if it's British Airways or United Airlines. ... direct flights to the U.S.—a connection that harks back to the Ethiopian carrier's founding in 1945 as a joint venture with the now-defunct Trans World Airlines.
The 512-room hotel will feature two new six-story towers that flank the old TWA terminal's “head house,” an architectural masterpiece designed by Eero Saarinen. The terminal is in the process of being converted into a 200,000-square-foot lobby the hotel claims will be the world's largest. The TWA Hotel will ...
She was born on Aug. 12, 1957, in Youngstown, to Robert Eugene Fisher and Edna Leah Childs Fisher. After graduating from high school, she attended flight school to pursue her dream of becoming a flight attendant. She traveled the world for 43 years working for TWA and American Airlines as a senior ...
The airline is a founding member of Oneworld alliance, the third-largest airline alliance in the world. It coordinates fares, services, and scheduling with alliance partners British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair in the transatlantic market and with Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines in the transpacific market.
On an afternoon in late October 2008, in a conference room overlooking Delta Air Lines' Atlanta campus, Richard Anderson got word. The Department of Justice had just approved the carrier's some $2.6 billion-merger with Northwest Airlines, a deal that gave birth to the world's biggest airline at the time.
The economy is improving, and that's good for the airline industry, so I am thinking of buying 400 shares of American Airlines. I'd appreciate ... But remember that at one time, Eastern, Braniff, Pan Am, Republic, TWA and National were 24-karat gold names and enjoyed healthy balance sheets. Today those ...
Have plane seats really shrunk – and which is the worst airline on Earth for legroom? ... So too did the first 747s, operated by the likes of Pan Am and TWA. ... Its records clearly demonstrate how America's four biggest airlines (American, Delta, United and Southwest) have cut legroom over the last three ...
Which airlines have the smallest and largest plane seats, legroom, seat pitch ... So too did the first 747s, operated by the likes of Pan Am and TWA. ... Its records clearly demonstrate how America's four biggest airlines (American, Delta, United and Southwest) have cut legroom over the last three decades.


 

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