Monday, October 15, 2012

Up, Up and Away with TWA: Trans World Airlines, 1925-2001

Trans World Airlines (TWA): like Pan Am, swanky. Like Pan Am, absorbed into another airline after decades of service. In this case, acquired by wobbly American Airlines, now in bankruptcy.
Let's face it, the airline industry is a tough one. And it's not swanky anymore, at least from my experience. Riding Via Rail (aka VIA Rail) in Canada is a lot more civilized, for sure. But still, there's no good alternative to covering long distances quickly than by jet aircraft. To move fast, you've got to pay for it -- one way or another.

Today's Rune: Journey.


Charles Gramlich said...

They certainly have shrunk the earth quite a bit.

jodi said...

Erik, I have a girlfriend who is an attendant for Delta. Whoo Hoo, does she have the stories...