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The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is the only on-airport hotel that has became a popular hang-out spot for travelers and aviation enthusiasts alike. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Shaquille Khan)

New TWA Hotel at JFK Airport Serves as a Shrine to Aviation History

The long-awaited TWA Hotel on the grounds of New York's John F. Kennedy International finally opened on Tuesday. It is the culmination of an ambitious project to bring the landmarked but hitherto dormant TWA terminal into use as a hotel, the only one of its kind at New York's main airport. MCR Development, the developers of the city's newest hotel, had a singular plan; they wanted to bring back the terminal to the glory days of TWA.  Apart from licensing…

Nostalgic: A Look Inside the TWA Lounge at One World…

MCR Development is the company behind the construction of the TWA Hotel at the Trans World Flight Center, also known as the TWA Terminal, at New York's JFK Airport and corresponding lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center. AirlineGeeks was graciously invited to tour the lounge and learn…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Airwest/Hughes Airwest

In 1968, with the Airline Deregulation Act in its tenth year, small local carriers across the United States were feeling the pressure of larger carriers that were rapidly invading their markets. In an effort to combat the intense pressure from the large carriers, Airwest was born. The carrier was formed…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans World Airlines

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="300"] A TWA Lockheed Constellation | Photo provided by WikiMedia[/caption] TWA, one of the oldest airlines, ceased operations on Dec. 1, 2001, after nearly 76 years. Founded on July 13, 1925 as Western Air Express, it merged with Transcontinental Air Transport just five years later, causing the…