Category Archives: Trans World Airlines

Stories with Trans World Airlines cover years 1959 to 1962, when Mary Lou Bigelow flew as an air hostess for this great airline. Go to Blog Categories at right to select Trans World Airlines

The Aviation Museum of NH Presents “Jet Set Stewardess”

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First TWA International Flight for Bigelow May 1960

May, 1960 – TWA International – My European adventures begin! TWA had already transitioned into the jet age with the 707, but my first few flights were on the Lockheed 1649 Jetstream. My first pattern was so much better than I more »

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Easter Weekend April 15, 1960 in New York City

Dear Diary, “On Friday April 15, 1960, my sister Nancy and I flew to New York on Eastern Airlines – her first flight and she loved it. After dropping off our suitcases at the apartment, we toured the UN building. more »

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TWA Flights in the Winter Months of 1960

Since my last diary insert, I visited the Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Both were places of extraordinary delight. I went home to Boston in December, but was confined to my bed for the first part. I finally more »

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TWA Hostess Uniforms 1959-1962 on Youtube

  I edited this short video today, showing the TWA hostess uniforms in 1959 and the new one introduced in 1960.

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TWA & Coffee Houses In Greenwich Village 1959

October 26, 1959 “On October 23, I took out Flight 519 again. Captain Z., Barbara Davis and Flight Engineer Frank got together for dinner at Tony’s – an Italian restaurant, well known in Saint Louis. Flight 215 was my next more »

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TWA & New York City in 1959!

October 19, 1959 “Thursday evening, October 14, Val and I drove into the city to meet her friend Harry and my blind date. We arrived at Harry’s apartment to see the two men dressed in Madras jackets and sailor hats. more »

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Exploring the U.S. on TWA’s Dime!

October 3, 1959 diary notes of flights in September continue… “Two flights later, Captain Carl and First Officer Jerry,  Val and I went to the Crystal Palace in Gaslight Square – the Greenwich Village of the Midwest. Live jazz, beat more »

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First TWA Flights and the Naivety of a 1950s Girl!

The following comes from my diary.  These are the  innermost  thoughts of a naive, young TWA air hostess, excited about her first trips and the people she was meeting. You may also perceive the generational code of the girls growing up in the  more »

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Polaroid Pictures of TWA Flight Attendants!

  Here are some photos – mostly Polaroid photos taken on my TWA trips.  The cabin attendants in First Class were given a Polaroid camera  so they could take pictures of passengers for a gift to them.  We always had film left, more »

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