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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…

First Look: TWA Hotel’s Lockheed Constellation Arrives at JFK Airport

In advance of the opening of the TWA Hotel in spring 2019, one of its main centerpieces, a former TWA Lockheed L-1649A Starliner, has arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport while it awaits the completion of the hotel. Once the hotel is opened, the aircraft will be placed in…

A Changing of the Guard: Qantas Retires Legendary Boeing 747…

46 years after the first Qantas Boeing 747 graced the skies between New York and Los Angeles, the Australian flag carrier is retiring them on the route for good. Friday, Aug. 31 marked not only the last day of the month, but the final day of Qantas’ Boeing 747-400 from…

AirlineGeeks, MCR Development Welcome Aviation Enthusiasts to TWA Showcasing Suite…

AirlineGeeks alongside hotel development and managing company, MCR Development, hosted an exclusive event for a select group of AirlineGeeks readers. Nestled near to the top of the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center, is the TWA Lounge — a precursor to the TWA Hotel expected to open at the…

Vintage Flair on Display as JFK Prepares to Open First…

On Tuesday, the old TWA Flight Center at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport opened its doors briefly to a select group of journalists to get a look at the future site of the long-awaited TWA Hotel. The event, hosted by MCR Development, allowed journalists to see the remnants of…

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…

Merger Mishap: The TWA – American Merger 15 Years Later

December 1, 2001 was the last official day of operation for one of America’s most historic carriers, Trans World Airlines. After years of mixed results, ranging from the buildup of a European network to numerous bankruptcies, the airline was acquired by American Airlines. Initial results proved dismal, as poor planning…

Celebrating the End of An Era and the Beginning of…

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, individuals of varying backgrounds hiked out to John F. Kennedy International Airport to celebrate a moment in aviation history.  This moment being the last opening of the TWA Flight Center to the public and the history lying in Trans World Airlines.  Many remembered the former…

Today We Remember: MH 17 and TWA 800

While separated by 18 years, both Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800 have gone down in history as two of the worst plane incidents in history. Each flight tells a very different tale, but ultimately both flights resulted in no survivors and many questions to…

The AvGeek Passion: A Look Into the Eyes of an…

Everyone has something that drives them along. It’s a passion, whether it’s hidden deep inside of a person or is already in action. For some, aviation lives in their heart. These certain people have usually been involved in the flying industry for quite sometime. Most of the time, since childhood.…