TWA hotel and restaurant, JFK

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  1. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    As many of you know I work in airports all over the world and this week I’m in New York working at Newark (EWR) and JFK.

    Assignments in New York are often demanding and at times quite stressful, but today we had a client meeting and met at TWA Hotel near T5 in JFK.

    What a cool place and a tribute to the golden age of travel and flying.

    If you get a chance, go and visit.

    :) Peter
     

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    It was cool in the 60s ... Still is !!!
     
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    It certainly is!

    :) Peter
     

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    Very cool. There used to be such a neat mystique to flying.
    I assumed TWA had all been scrubbed.
     
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    These pictures sure bring back memories. I grew up in Howard Beach which right near Kennedy. I worked air freight for six years after high school before moving to Colorado.
     
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    Hopefully some happy memories Andy.

    I suspect it’s a very different place today but the hotel and restaurant are very well presented.

    :) Peter
     
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    My former brother-in-law traveled TWA to Japan in the '70s to oversee production of electronic devices he designed. On his flights, people in first class were offered china plates with paintings of memorable aircraft and moments from TWA's history. I ended up with a couple of them so I tracked down the rest of the series. Note Connie, second below:

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    Martin M-130 "China Clipper" lands in Hong Kong
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    Lockheed Constellation over the Golden Gate
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    Sikorsky S-42 "Brazilian Clipper" over the coast of Brazil
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    Boeing 377 Stratocruiser over Antarctica
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    Ford TriMotor over the Mayan ruins
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    Sikorsky S-38 "Air Yacht" leaves Miami for mail service to the Canal Zone

    Bob
     
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    I love those connies!

    Closest I got was a 4 turbo prop Eastern Airlines, I think DC7

    It would be neat to see that.
    tks
     
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    669A881E-0571-4E58-8D8C-F85190A85228.jpeg Another interesting throwback is the old Capitol City Airport across the Susquehanna from Harrisburg Pa. It’s now a general aviation field but still maintains a good bit of its 1930s feel. Been a year or two since I was there but AFAIK it’s still the same..and fairly accessible.
     
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    I like older places. This one is now a brewery in KW.
     
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    Repurposed and restored to its former grandeur and even enhanced. I stopped in once when I had a daytime return flight and was truly impressed. I fly from JFK a few times a year with my wife. I’m thinking checking in early and having breakfast there with my wife. Thanks for the post.
     
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    We also boarded ‘Connie’, then static Constellation that’s outside the hotel.

    I had to explain to one of our younger members of the team that smoking was allowed on aircraft in those days and I showed him pull out ashtray.

    He asked me about the non-smokers and I explained that they were protected by the curtain that segrated smoking and non-smoking.

    He was somewhat taken aback!

    Oh to be 26-years old!

    https://www.twahotel.com/connie-airplane/connies-restoration

    :)
     
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