Deregulation was not kind to TWA . Operating a wide array of domestic and international routes, TWA proved an attractive target. In 1985, corporate raider Carl Icahn beat out Frank Lorenzo to win controlling interest in TWA . In 1986 Carl Icahn used TWA to buy Ozark Airlines . All Ozark employees were given jobs at TWA with their full “date of hire” seniority from Ozark Airlines . Icahn took the company private in 1988, a move which burdened the airline with large amounts of unsustainable debt. To offset its financial troubles, Icahn began selling off TWA 's routes to other airlines. Routes to London from various American gateways were sold to American Airlines and USAirways . The losses continued, however. In 1992, the airline filed for bankruptcy, but managed to continue to stay afloat. TWA emerged from bankruptcy but remained a mere shadow of her former self and in early 2001, TWA - the airline which began life as Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) almost 76 years earlier - was finally sold to American Airlines . TWA was for many years the largest airline in and out of New York . Yours truly, had the honor of flying as Captain, the last TWA departure out of New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport. I flew aircraft 9624 from JFK to St. Louis on August 24, 2001. TWA flew her last flight under her own name and call sign on December 1, 2001.
Captain Dan Cooney
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I don't ask much.....(not if you ask me....LOL)...but trust me, when I say....take a look...see at the video site I posted above.....It's from "BOSTON AIRBORNE"....'WINGS ONE'.....
AND LISTEN FOR THE WIND, ..BLOWING TOWARDS THE END OF THE VIDEO.....
Look close above.......guess who's wing tip that was......YOU GUESSED IT....^D^
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SPEAKING FOR MANY I'M SURE, HERE.......I WILL BE WAITING IN THE "WINGS"...MANY HOPE'S FOR RESOLUTION......thats all..