Trans World Airlines

5 years agoOpen For Voting

Iconic brand name in US History. 3rd largest airline in the world. Fascinating history of corporate mismanagement, countless bankruptcies, infamous hijackings and crashes, but they hung on for 76 years as one of the last “Heritage Airlines”. Set many standards that we take for granted today. Also created Century 21 Real Estate and Coldwell Banker. Also, Pan Am’s largest competitor. The new TWA Hotel is in New York, what other defunct airline has their own themed hotel almost 2 decades after going bankrupt? TWA is a huge part of American aviation history.