Great names like Pan Am, twa, and Eastern have disappeared, all at one time the creations of visionary men.
The 747 fleet was never grounded as a result of the twa crash.
One famous vase smuggled and later sold to the Met even traveled in a first-class twa seat.
formed May 16, 1928, as Transcontinental Air Transport, merged 1930 with Western Air Express to form Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. (TWA). Name changed to Trans World Airlines 1950, but the moniker remained the same. Last remnants bought out by rival American Airlines in April 2001.