Favorite TW route

 
Old Apr 26, 05, 10:22 am
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Favorite TW route

Though I only flew it once, mine would have to be STL-OGG. Nothing like arriving at Lambert on a grey, cold morning, boarding one the 767s in TWOne config, and arriving on beautiful Maui 8 hours later. The return trip was a bit rougher with the red-eye and the reality of going back to the real world...
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Old Apr 26, 05, 12:20 pm
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I always like the DCA-STL route (flew it enough times!). However, I also enjoyed Flight 1, STL-HNL. Remember when they used to wheel a cart around FC and carve a roast at your seat?!!
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Old Apr 27, 05, 5:28 am
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STL-OGG was a great route and one of the last nice trips I took as a non-rev. Flying DCA-STL on 757s was always a nice treat, especially compared to the jungle jets that now appear on that route. Some of my other faves included:

STL-HDN
STL-JFK on 747s (#844?)
STL-LGA on L1011s (big fan of #300)
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Old Apr 27, 05, 10:27 pm
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I just liked being able to go nearly anywhere in the world, usually non-stop, from this little town of mine .
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Old May 2, 05, 8:48 pm
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Gotta agree, STL-OGG was fantastic.
STL-CDG was another favorite.
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Old May 22, 05, 12:46 pm
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I used to love to work the JFK-CAI route. Long flight on the SP but lovely passengers and such an interesting city to layover in!
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Old May 24, 05, 9:39 pm
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I remember JFK-SAN-ONT-LAX on a 767. That was an extra 1000 actual miles.

However I lived on the JFK-CDG-TLV flights till they ended and then it was JFK-TLV. That was around 10 times a yr.What was great was that I knew 90% of the crew so it was like traveling with Family.
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Old May 24, 05, 9:47 pm
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Old Jun 9, 05, 12:55 pm
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I was always jealous of those OGG arrivals at STL. Getting off the plane with their hawaiian shirts.

My favorite TWA route was LAX-JFK when it was a '67. I flew flight 702 to 7702 so many times.
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Old Jun 26, 05, 7:18 am
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There were so many great routes! Even to Cairo... but I recall one flight (was it an eatly mileage run?) BDL-BOS-BDL on a L-1011!
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Old Aug 3, 05, 11:13 pm
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lax-jfk-tlv did it too many times to count
i knew some od the crew as well and the jerusalem twa office was in spead dial on my cel phone
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Old Dec 6, 05, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by bstndance
I flew flight 702 to 7702 so many times.
Those of us who really knew that flight knew it as SEVEN-OH-ZOO!
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Old Dec 6, 05, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA4Ever
Remember when they used to wheel a cart around FC and carve a roast at your seat?!!

Aaaaah yes, the châteaubriand service. Hummmmmmmm!!!
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Old Dec 30, 05, 3:59 pm
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Those are certainly only distant and fond dreams, now.

WA used to do that as well. Another memory. Hmm, conspiracy theorists, how about that? TW and WA... dismantled by other and more rapacious airlines.

Originally Posted by TWA4Ever
I always like the DCA-STL route (flew it enough times!). However, I also enjoyed Flight 1, STL-HNL. Remember when they used to wheel a cart around FC and carve a roast at your seat?!!
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