Re: Memories of late TWA 707 flights

Date:         17 May 97 15:15:53 
From:         "J. Heilig" <>
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I was returning to Florida from the middle east in June of 1983 on TWA.
At JFK the MCO flight was scheduled to be a 727-200.  Two guys were
wrenching on #1 when I got to the gate.  After departure time came and
went, I saw them button up the nacelle, push the airplane back, and take
off across the field with it.  The desk *then* announced that the flight
would be delayed (duh...).  Shortly afterward, to my delight, what comes
towing across the field but a 707-331B.  I was overjoyed that they
pulled it into our gate, as it was my first (and last) pax 707 flight.
I do recall the big round overhead lights in the ceiling, but I can't
recall if the bins were open or not.  A very enjoyable flight, and very

Jennings Heilig