The TWA Hotel opens today, centered on the landmark TWA Flight Center at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport which was designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962. Two new buildings provide 512 guestrooms, with views of JFK's runways or of the TWA Flight Center.
In addition to the historic terminal building, the TWA Hotel features a Lockheed L-1649A Constellation. N8083H was delivered to TWA in April 1958 and entered service the next month. She flew her final TWA passenger service on 20 December 1960 after being superseded by the faster Boeing 707. She flew cargo for TWA for another 16 months before departing TWA. No longer flyable, the aircraft has undergone a cosmetic renovation and now serves the hotel as a cocktail lounge.
Today's Featured Map shows TWA's non-stop routes from JFK from the System Timetable effective 8 January 1981, when TWA operated a fleet of widebody aircraft (the Boeing 747 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar; the Boeing 767 didn't enter TWA service until 3 December 1982) but the airline was still flying the Boeing 707 (which lasted until 1983). Routes shown in red had at least one flight using widebody aircraft; thin blue lines show routes flown only with single-aisle aircraft.
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