Nostaligia: 10 Photos Of The TWA Terminal At New York-JFK (JFK) Airport

by Kerwin McKenzie on April 8, 2016

I was in New York last weekend for a friend’s 50th birthday party. As a result, I had to do a few pickups at New York-JFK airport. Yeah, I really hated that; not!

My first pickup was at Jet Blue, then I came back the next day and did a Air Canada pickup and yet another trip to do the Air Canada dropoff. Loved it all.

While there I was able to see the old TWA Terminal that I’ve used at least once on my trip to Cairo, Egypt (CAI) back in April 2001. We were non-revving on passes on a TWA Boeing 767. So fun.

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - TWOne Business Class cabin on a Boeing 767-300 Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – TWOne Business Class cabin on a Boeing 767-300 (N640TW)

 

This particular airplane N640TW was actually dedicated to an employee, Billye E. Cordell which I thought was really special.

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - Dedication plaque to Billye E. Cordell circa April 2001 Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – Dedication plaque to Billye E. Cordell circa April 2001

 

Well, I was able to take some photos of the terminal on this visit as we were stuck in traffic, surprise :-). And while my passengers were getting settled, I took some more photos of the other side of the terminal.

The first three are from my trip back in April 2001. Sorry for the look of the photos, but its all I have from my Olympus camera back then.

Have you visited this Terminal? what are thoughts?

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - Baggage Claim circa April 2001 Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – Baggage Claim circa April 2001

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - FIDS circa April 2001 Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – FIDS circa April 2001

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - Check-in circa April 2001 Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – Check-in circa April 2001

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - View from the JetBlue Terminal Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – View from the JetBlue Terminal (April 2016)

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) (April 2016)

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) connected to JetBlue Terminal Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) connected to JetBlue Terminal (April 2016)

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) (April 2016)

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - Picking up Passengers at JetBlue Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – Picking up Passengers at JetBlue (April 2016)

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) (April 2016)

 

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) (April 2016)

 

Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) - Terminal circa April 2001 Nostalgia: TWA Terminal New York-JFK (JFK) – Terminal circa April 2001

 

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Tricia Altomare April 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Wonderful photos that bring back many memories. I was an inflight supervisor during the early 90’s and have the fondest memories of TWA and JFK.

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie April 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Nice Tricia!
Sounds like fun :-).

I lived in South Ozone Park in the early ’90s and would see the planes come over my house :-).

Kerwin.

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avatar Gary April 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Thank you, Kerwin.  Yes, I, as a TWA employee, transited that terminal many times.  Many happy memories….. and yes I was a Flight Crewmember who flew International then — Including CAIRO!  (CAI)  Happy memories indeed.  Also MXP (Milan), FCO (Rome) TLV(Tel Aviv) BRU (Brussels), LIS (Lisbon).  You did a gret job of getting a nice variety of pictures.  Thank you.

Also, you do  a great job of spreading information about a lot of different types and places and I hope you are enjoying it as much as we enjoy learning from you.  

“Happy Trails” to you and “so long for now….”

Gary

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie April 8, 2016 at 8:24 pm

Thank you Gary! I appreciate it.

Who knows you may have been on my flights :-).

I do enjoy my travels as I love people, so thank you and glad you are enjoying the information as well.

Kerwin
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avatar Joe Glavin April 9, 2016 at 1:39 am

I was a student at the Academy of Aeronautics, across the street from LaGuardia Airport back in the mid 60’s.  On Saturday, we would take several buses to get out to JFK and wander around all day looking at airplanes and people.  I love the old photos, brings back a lot of memories.

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie April 9, 2016 at 2:00 am

Thanks Joe.
Airports are the perfect place to people and plane watch and JFK is one of the best :).

Kerwin.

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avatar Denni Hall April 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

Thanks for the memories! I was a JFK based with TWA prior to the strike of ’86. TWA was wonderful, still flying, but it will always be my first love!

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie April 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm

You are welcome Dennis!
Such a rich history…

Kerwin.

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avatar Gabrielle April 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Thanks Kerwin for the lovely memories! Yes! I too was a TWA employee! Flight Attendant, based in JFK and STL. This brought back loads of nice warm fuzzies! 
Main terminal is such an iconic structure! No other like it! Thanks again!

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie April 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm

You are very welcome Gabrielle.
Those were the day huh? :-).
Thanks for commenting…

Kerwin.

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avatar Craig April 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm

So many great memories Kerwin. Of our trip to Cairo which was one of the last before TWA pulled out of the market and also as a TWA flight attendant based at JFK from 1986 to 1990. In the words of James Taylor, “isn’t it a lovely ride.”

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie April 11, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Yes indeed Craig. I knew you’d love it! :-).
I remember it like it was yesterday…

Kerwin.

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