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TWA Drops All JFK Service Effective October 7!

TWA Drops All JFK Service Effective October 7!

Old Sep 27, 01, 2:31 pm
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TWA Drops All JFK Service Effective October 7!

TWA will stop flying at Kennedy airport Oct. 7, as American speeds up the closing of TWA's terminal 5 at the New York airport.

The closing, originally scheduled for December, now will occur in mid-October.

Also, American abandoned its original plan to move subsidiary TWA's operations to American's facilities at the airport and continue some of the TWA flights.

Instead, the 1,100 TWA employees will be let go as part of American's elimination of 20,000 jobs.

American decided it no longer can afford to have American and TWA fly duplicate routes out of the airport.

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Old Sep 27, 01, 3:09 pm
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Yes, pretty shocking news for those of us customers who prefer JFK over LGA. There are plenty of rumors out there but at least one has it that AA will pick up alot of the lost service even though they haven't said much about it yet. There is quite a bit of cynicism about this decision, most view it as crude TWA-focused cost-cutting under the veil of recent events, rather than spread more evenly with the AA operations. It will force quite a few TWA personnel to begin commuting/move to St. Louis to work. I feel for them.

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Old Oct 5, 01, 10:38 am
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AA is ending all TWA flights out of Kennedy airport and vacating the landmark Terminal 5 this weekend.

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Old Oct 5, 01, 8:13 pm
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There are plans for an employee going away party: http://www.planebusiness.com/cgi-bin...&f=27&t=000118

They also plan on pushing flights to AA. All of those JFK based TWA pilots and crew are supposed to be furloughed. In fact, they mention that All crews will now be based out of STL. There will be no more 767 TW flights. I'm a long time AA supporter, but I feel bad about what is happenning to the staff at JFK. I've never seen JFK without TWA at T5. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/frown.gif

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