Memories of late TWA 707 flights

Date:         09 May 97 03:29:01 
From:         zeno@magicnet.net
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I have many fond memories of 2 flights I took on TWA 707s, from St. Louis
to Pittsburgh, and then back from Pittsburgh to St. Louis, during the
Christmas holidays of 1981. The open air overhead storage areas with no
closing doors, the cruising at 41,000 feet. The very loud engines at
takeoff and when the engines were reversed at landing. Sounds and sights
of an era gone by.  At the time, I had no idea, that this was near the end
of the line for the TWA 707, or that TWA at the time was one of the last,
if not the last US airline to use the 707. I would have enjoyed it even
more, if I knew it all was about to end. Does anybody else have similar
memories of a late 707 US flight?