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Today in Aviation: TWA Introduces the Lockheed Super Constellation

Today in Aviation, Trans World Airlines (TWA) introduced the Lockheed L-1049 'Super Constellation' or 'Connie' into its fleet in 1952. ( More...

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"Sadly, the arrival of the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC8 signaled the end for the Connie with TWA in 1967." From the article.

What an incredible malaprop to claim that the replacement of the sometimes turnin', sometimes burnin' R3350 was a SAD event! Probably lead to a better rest period for many a Connie Captain and, for the day, long haul traveler. But it is a gorgeous airplane.


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