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TWA plane driven through NYC before he JFK airport hotel bar

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 23: The trunk of a Trans World Airlines plane transported 6th Avenue on March 23, 2019, in New York City. The jet was taken to Times Square and will end at the new TWA Hotel at JFK airport.
(Gary Hershorn)

Even the most jaded New Yorkers were probably surprised to see that a 116-meter-long aircraft (without wings) and cruising through the streets of Manhattan yesterday; the aircraft that once flew for the now-defunct Trans World Airlines (TWA) soon to open as a bar at the new TWA Hotel in John F. Kennedy International Airport in May.

On March 22, a police escort helped guide the fully restored 1958 Constellation “Connie” aircraft through the streets of the Big Apple, the New York Post reports. The aircraft of the dramatic item will be filmed for the upcoming documentary “The Rebirth of the TWA Flight Center” and will be parked near Times Square until Sunday.

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In recent years, the Connie aircraft flew into JFK (the so-called Idlewild Airport) while in service for TWA, according to Metropolitan Airport News. The aircraft broke the transcontinental speed record of the day and went on to serve as Air Force One for President Dwight D. Eisenhower through the 1950s, according to the official web page of the TWA Hotel.

Connie was “so special” to the carrier that the carrier has an eight-story billboard in the plane honor in Times Square in 1955. The trunk will be parked in the area when the board is hung.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 23: The trunk of a Trans World Airlines plane transported 6th Avenue on March 23, 2019, in New York City. The jet was taken to Times Square and will end at the new TWA Hotel at JFK airport.
(Gary Hershorn)

Fast forward to the present, and the device will again welcome travel enthusiasts on board in just a few weeks. This time, however, Connie will be fitted as a retro-inspired cocktail lounge on the TWA, Hotel, Reader’s Digest reports, and be parked right on the tarmac.

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According to the outlet, the long-defunct TWA terminal has been renovated into a hostel offers 512 guest rooms, six restaurants and eight bars with unparalleled views of JFK runways and a 1960’s decorated.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 23: The trunk of a Trans World Airlines plane transported 6th Avenue on March 23, 2019, in New York City. The jet was taken to Times Square and will end at the new TWA Hotel at JFK airport.
(Gary Hershorn)

As of press time, the rates for the hotel start around the € 224, – per night

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