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    American Airlines Most Memorable Commercials Came After Tragedy

    Call us a sucker for sappy commercials, but even 16+ years later, these American commercials still hit you right in the feels. Less than five months after American acquired TWA, the 9-11 attacks shook the foundation of the airline industry.  American originally had high hopes for TWA. They planned to use St. Louis Lambert as […] More

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    Watch: Super Smoky Classic Airliner Ops At SFO

    Here’s some classic commercial airliner action shot at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) in 1973! Shot by Ken Butz, this footage of departures from runway 1R and approaches on runway 28L was originally silent but the uploader of the transfer, Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture, added sound. The film features Western Airlines (WA) and […] More

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    TWA Lives! Quite A Few TWA Planes Still Exist

    For over seven decades TWA was a household name, but poor management beginning in the 1980s, multiple bankruptcies in the 90s and the tragic loss of Flight 800 and its 230 people onboard in 1996, all contributed to the eventual demise of the company in 2001. It was sold to American Airlines (AA), and over […] More

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    The Last Day of TWA – A Sad Day For Aviation

    Caution: If you loved TWA, this video might be painful to watch. December 1, 2001 was a sad day in St. Louis. For over 77 years TWA provided commercial service to millions of passengers around the globe. This day would be TWA’s last day to operate as an independent airline. TWA, also known as Trans […] More

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    #FlashbackFriday: TWA’s Glory Days at St. Louis Lambert Airport

    The Early Days of TWA At Lambert This #FlashbackFriday take a glimpse at some better times for Trans World Airlines (TWA) back when the airline dominated Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Enjoy footage of tri-jets galore along with various TWA liveries and a few special liveries mixed in. As far back as 1957, TWA lead […] More

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    Why Are the New Heritage TWA, AirCal, And RenoAir Liveries Gray? We Asked American Airlines.

    Back in late 2014, American Airlines announced that they would be painting three 737-800s in the colors of TWA, RenoAir, and AirCal.  Avgeeks everywhere rejoiced that the famous tails from three departed airlines would soon return to the skies. Throughout 2015, American Airlines actually unveiled four unique heritage liveries honoring the four major acquisitions by the company […] More