The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (Movie review)

This movie depicts the first 48 hours of the hijack of TWA flight 847 through the eyes of the purser, credited for her calm and cooperative attitude.

Uli (Lindsay Wagner), threatened by a hijacker (Eli Danker)

“Ladies and gentlemen, the plane is being hijacked. The Captain has agreed to cooperate with the hijackers and take them wherever they wish to go. So please, for the sake of everyone’s safety, just do exactly as you are told.” How did this happen, and so quickly? How did the lead flight attendant cope with the threat of two terrorists with automatic weapons and hand grenades? And most importantly, how did she manage to keep all but one of her passengers alive? Continue reading “The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (Movie review)”

Guess The Airline – June 2004 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Many people noticed that the color scheme on this plane was partly covered. Just enough was left so that the true airline would be recognized. Some people overlooked it though. We remind you this was a magazine ad published in an Off Duty magazine, European edition of 1985. Ready? Scroll down!

TWA Trans World Airlines advertisement titled: 'Leading the way to the USA', from the year 1985, featuring a Boeing 747.

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Guess The Airline – August 2003 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

This was an ad published in a Time magazine issue, circa late 1970s. As you remember from the June 2003 game, this was not the only airline to proudly advertise its new Full Fare Economy Class (or Executive Class). Did you have any idea what airline it could be? American? Northwest? Pan Am? TWA? Now scroll down!

TWA Trans World Airlines advertisement from the 1970s, featuring Full Fare Coach class.

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Guess The Airline – February 2003 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

In this Guess The Airline people were either mystified by the modified color scheme of the 747 on this photograph… or the description of an airline flying “around the world” and “around the United States” in this magazine ad from 1974. Ready? Scroll down!

TWA Trans World Airlines advertisement from the year 1974, featuring a Boeing 747 flying during at dawn.

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Guess The Airline – March 2000 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

There was low participation for this advertisement. Seems like no one dared to try any answer. Only one person had it right anyway! This advertisement was taken from a mid-1990s issue of Frequent Flyer, the monthly magazine for OAG Flight Guides subscribers.

TWA Trans World Airlines advertisement titled: 'On an expense report, this looks like a snack', from the year 1995, featuring a lavish meal.

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