TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1959-10-15_01
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PUBLISHED BI-WEEKLY FOR TWA EMPLOYEES WEATHER EYE IN THE SKY See Page Three VOL. 22, NO. 2 1 OCTOBER 15, J 959 One Million Fly Boeing 707's In Less Than Year New YoRK-The Boeing 707 this week boards its millionth passenger since the giant jetliner began commercial operation a year ago, on October 26, 1958 To date, the five airlines in the world now flying the 707's have flown 2,000,000,000 passenger miles, traveling 25,000,000 miles in 64,000 hours of flying. Sixty 707's are now in scheduled service. They serve 25 cities in 10 countries. TWA has carried more than a third of the million passengers and has compiled nearly a third of the mileage flown. Between March 20, when TWA inaugurated 707 service, and September 30, TWA's 707's carried 345,000 passengers more than 686,804,000 passenger miles. TWA jets now serve 11 cities in the United States and next month will begin flying overseas. Pray do, Suzie —Spray I ! TWA Sets New September Record New York—Record traffic for the month of September —31 per cent greater than a year ago — was reported in figures released by TWA last week. A total of 443,- 322,000 revenue passenger miles were flown over TWA's routes in the United States, according to E. O. Cocke, senior vice president and system general manager. More than 184,218,000 revenue passenger miles — or 41 per cent of the mileage — were flown in TWA's Boeing 707 jetliners. Increases also were reported in mail flown — up 25 per cent; express — up 15 per cent; and freight — up 6 per cent. San Francisco—Elephants and airliners usually don't get together but they did the other day at San Francisco International Airport when Bonnie and Susie reluctantly agreed to "christen" the inaugural cargo flight of TWA's new fleet of Super Sky Merchants. Also on hand but not seen here was TWA hostess Katy Bent who was scheduled to ride one of the elephants holding a basket of eggs and thereby illustrating TWA's new cargo theme: "We Carry Everything from Eggs to Elephants." But Miss Bent left the picture when Suzie, the smaller elephant, had to be prodded more than a little bit by trainer Kenneth Hart of Ring Brothers Circus to get into the spirit of things. This left TWA's public relations manager (Larry Murphy, at right) holding the eggs. In prologue to the ceremonies, two lions, Queenie and Prince, were fed horsemeat; and two monkeys, Rasmis and Remus were given raw eggs. They were there because their cages are part of the truck that brought the elephants. In the excitement, the announcement that TWA will have the only single carrier cargo service to major U.S. markets and European trading centers was not overlooked by news media in the area. _ _ _ —Larry Murphy THIS LITTLE PIXIE is Miss Christy Kimber. Her father, who is director of industrial relations for Ethiopian Air Lines in Addis Ababa, writes that "the other little girl is a full-grown tiny member of the gazelle family called a Duiker. We originally named the Duiker Rudolph," he says, "but for obvious reasons have changed it to Rudolpha (female for Rudolph)." DSMs Appointed At DAL and HNL New York—The appointments of district sales managers in two key offline cities—Honolulu and Dallas —have been announced by L. P. Marechal, vice president and general sales manager. Ray Kohler, formerly account executive in Los Angeles, has been named to fill the post at Honolulu. Kohler, who has had experience overseas in Portugal and Saudi Arabia, succeeds R. C. Tresise, who has been appointed DSM at Cleveland. L. C. "Memphis" Cole has been appointed DSM at Dallas. The 25- year TWA veteran has held various assignments overseas and in the United States, and most recently served in the sales department in San Francisco. TWA Bids For Southern Route With Jet Fleet Washington — TWA testified before the CAB this week that it will use pure-jet equipment exclusively if granted unrestricted operating rights between Florida and California. Appearing as a witness in the Southern Transcontinental route case, E. O. Cocke, senior vice president and system general manager, attached primary emphasis to the need for "expedited, streamlined, coast-to-coast service, supported by a good frequency of service." In meeting these requirements he said TWA was thus proposing the utilization of jet aircraft exclusively. Cocke insisted that interchanges have outlived their usefulness in the southern transcontinental markets and should be replaced by one-carrier service. The extension last year of TWA's route from St. Louis to Miami placed TWA in the best position to provide single carrier service between Florida and the West Coast, Cocke said. He pointed out that TWA has maintained strong identity not only in Miami, where it has provided a sales office for 13 years, but also in the three other major cities — Dallas, Houston and New Orleans — which TWA seeks to link to its southern transcontinental route. Approval of its application would enable TWA to operate from Miami and Tampa to Los Angeles and San Francisco on a more direct "southern" transcontinental route. TWA is presently authorized to fly from Miami and Tampa to the West Coast with a mandatory stop at St. Louis. TWA proposes to schedule five daily flights from Miami, including nonstop service to Los Angeles and one-stop service to San Francisco. Of the five proposed round trips, three would serve Tampa; one, New Orleans; two, Houston; three, Dallas/Ft. Worth; and four, California. TWA's proposed service from Louisiana and Texas would consist of two daily round trips between New Orleans and California and three each between Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth and the West Coast. REAL Airlines has broadened its reduced rate policy to provide TWA employees with a 75 per cent reduced rate, positive space on its routes. REAL serves Miami, Caracas, Montevideo, and Buenos Aires. The 75 per cent reduction applies to both normal and excursion fares. It does not apply to families of employees, who receive a 50 per cent reduction. BRIGHT SUNSHINE AND BROAD SMILES suit the occasion as Marcia Val- ibus, University of Miami coed and former "Miss Florida," helps President Charles S. Thomas christen the first TWA Boeing 707 jet flight from Miami to St. Louis and Los Angeles on September 27.
|Title||TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1959-10-15|
|Masthead||The Skyliner: Of, for and by who are TWA|
|Publisher||Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coverage||United States; Missouri; Kansas City|
|Type||Serial (Periodical, Newspaper, etc.)|
|Source.Original||Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City|
|Source.Digital||Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City|
|Subject||Trans World Airlines (TWA) Records|
|Description||An archive of the TWA Skyliner magazine|