In 2000, Trans World Airlines (TWA) was celebrating their 75th anniversary. It is too bad the airline would last only about a year longer before being merged with American Airlines at the end of 2001. I am not fully sure, but it appears this video was shown on the airline before taking off. The introduction from the manager of advertising is a little slow and dry, but work getting through to see the ten old advertisements from TWA. From “TWA’s the way” ad campaign from the 1960’s to the “one mission…yours” from the 1990’s, there’s a little bit of everything.

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Very cool–thanks for bringing this to us. I always liked TWA’s late ’90s livery, very classy and understated. Too bad the airline was a shell of its former self by then.

Lasr time I flew TWA L1011 from SFO to JFK in 1978. It was good airline.

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