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Trans World Airlines

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The Rise and Fall of Trans World Airlines

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THE WORLD OF TWA TRANS WORLD AIRLINES ROUND THE WORLD TRIP 1970s 72812

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The Collapse Of TWA

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Bankrupt - TWA

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Flight of fancy: The TWA Hotel

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline that existed from 1930 until 2001. It was formed as Transcontinental & Western Air to operate a route from New York City to Los Angeles via St. Louis, Kansas City, and other stops, with Ford Trimotors. With American, United, and Eastern, it was one of the "Big Four" domestic airlines in the United States formed by the Spoils Conference of 1930.
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  • Founding: TWA 

  • DC-1, DC-2 and DC-3 

  • Airmail and Hughes 

  • World War II 

  • Post-war: The Trans World Airline 

  • Falling out between Hughes and Frye 

  • 1950s: Trans World Airlines 

  • 1960s 

  • Charles C. Tillinghast Jr. 

  • Revolutionary airport design 

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport 

  • Kansas City International Airport 

  • All-jet fleet 

  • 1970s 

  • 1980s 

  • 1992 bankruptcy 

  • Short turn-around 

  • 2000s 

  • Acquisition by American Airlines 

  • Ongoing heritage 

  • Destinations 

  • Accidents and incidents 

  • Terrorist target 

  • TWA Flight 800 

  • Retired fleet 

  • Clubs in North America open on December 1, 2001 

  • Clubs in North America and the Caribbean closed prior to dissolution 

  • Clubs in Europe closed prior to dissolution