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April 24, 1988
After reading "The Case of the Missing Milk Cartons" in View on April 10 (by Beverly Beyette) and having watched "60 Minutes" recently, I feel compelled to express myself by letter for the first time in more than 50 years. The treatment of Liz Rich by TWA is reprehensible and, in my opinion, is in retaliation for her union activities. To show my disapproval, I shall retaliate in the only manner that TWA will understand--my family and I will never fly TWA again. JAMES A. SCHLINGER Pasadena
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Celine Wright
A new documentary reexamines the causes behind the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 that claimed 230 lives after exploding over Long Island. "TWA Flight 800," which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. PDT on EPIX, maintains a missile (or missiles) brought down the jetliner -- not a spark in a fuel tank as an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board originally concluded.  Dr. Tom Stalcup, a physicist and one of the film's co-producers, is a leading voice in the film.
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TRAVEL
February 23, 1986 | BILL HUGHES, Hughes is a 25-year veteran travel writer living in Sherman Oaks.
Trans World Airlines is a mature 56 years old this year and perhaps it's just coincidental that it's after the senior travel market in a big way with major programs, two of which are getting under way. In addition to the VSP Senior Pass--a year's domestic air travel for $1,299, now in its third year in competition with Eastern's Get Up N Go Passport--TWA has a Senior Travel Card and a promotion called Club 60 Getaway.
NATIONAL
June 19, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Federal officials are weighing a request to reopen the investigation of the 1996 explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 that went down off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 people aboard. A group of former investigators, interviewed in a documentary to be released next month, have petitioned the National Transportation Safety Board for the new probe. They argue that new evidence shows that an external force, from something such as a rocket or missile, may have brought down the Boeing 747 minutes after it left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1985 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, Times Staff Writer
Financier Carl C. Icahn spent more than two hours on the witness stand Friday attempting to convince a federal judge that he would not break up and sell Trans World Airlines if he succeeds in taking it over. TWA's lawyers, in questioning him, sought to demonstrate that Icahn still intends to dismantle the carrier. "I don't like to liquidate companies," Icahn said in answer to a question from TWA's attorney, Robert Zimet. "I don't like liquidations, per se.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2001 | Bloomberg News
TWA Airlines President William Compton, a former pilot picked to run Trans World Airlines' operations who later engineered its sale to AMR Corp., will retire Oct. 1. Compton, 54, remained at TWA after the sale to help guide its combination with AMR's American Airlines. He had said he would step down at some point in the process. TWA was bought by Fort Worth-based AMR, making it the largest airline company, last April for $2.8 billion.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1987
However, the prospect of a widespread move to raise fares is expected to rest with industry leader Texas Air Corp., which in the past has aborted similar moves by refusing to go along. TWA announced last week that it would impose surcharges of $3 to $7 on all domestic one-way tickets and $8 on international tickets. TWA said the fare increases were intended to offset jet fuel prices, which it said rose more than 20% between November and April.
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Three hours of negotiations between TWA and striking flight attendants, the first bargaining session since the walkout began six days ago, recessed Wednesday with no progress made, a federal mediator said. No new negotiations were scheduled, said Helen Witt of the National Mediation Board, which had called both sides together.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1992 | From Reuters
Trans World Airlines Inc., its unions and creditors plan today to unveil an agreement that should keep the financially ailing airline flying, sources close to the negotiations said Sunday. TWA scheduled a news conference in Washington today after what an airline spokesman said were "significant developments resulting from negotiations held over the weekend." "These involve Carl C. Icahn and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1986
Trans World Airlines reported Monday that it lost $87 million in the second quarter, blaming the result on fare wars, the dollar's declining value, lower transatlantic traffic and a flight attendants strike earlier this year. United Airlines, the nation's biggest airline, reported a profit of $18.5 million in the quarter and said the figure would have been higher but for currency losses. In reporting the loss, TWA Chairman Carl C.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel and Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - It's no longer just a war of words. Corporate raider Carl Icahn has thrown $214 million behind Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles-based maker of health foods and nutritional supplements accused of being a pyramid scheme by Icahn's foe, fellow Wall Street tycoon Bill Ackman. Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday reveal that Icahn purchased more than 14 million shares and options in Herbalife, a nearly 13% stake that would make him the company's second-largest investor.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
After a 16-year career in the airline industry, Claudia Helena Oxee doesn't mince words about what's wrong with airline passengers today. "Let's face it, passengers dress the way they want and do what they want," said Oxee, who worked on the station crew at John F. Kennedy International Airport for TWA, Pan Am and LTU International Airways. "The level of passengers has been degrading. " Now retired and promoting a book about her experiences, she said she would "crack the whip" on unruly passengers if she were still working at an airport.
WORLD
December 21, 2005 | Tony Perry and Christian Retzlaff, Times Staff Writers
Germany has freed a Lebanese member of Hezbollah who was serving a life sentence for killing a U.S. Navy diver during the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jet. The release of Mohammed Ali Hamadi outraged the family of Robert Dean Stethem, who was beaten, shot in the head and dumped on the tarmac of Beirut's airport after he refused the hijackers' demands to denounce his country.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Florida appeals court upheld a $500,000 award to a flight attendant who blamed secondhand smoke on planes for her bronchitis and sinus disease in a decision that could clear the way for damage trials on up to 3,000 similar claims. The ruling by a three-judge panel for former TWA attendant Lynn French was a test case interpreting a $349-million settlement reached in 1997 between the tobacco industry and nonsmoking attendants.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
More than seven years after TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, the reconstructed jumbo jet is being sent to George Washington University in Ashburn, where it will be used to train air safety investigators. All 230 people aboard the plane died minutes after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a flight to Paris on July 17, 1996.
NATIONAL
July 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Relatives and friends of the 230 people killed in the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 met on a wind-whipped bluff on Long Island's south shore to dedicate a permanent memorial to the victims. The bluff is the nearest point to where the plane went down July 17, 1996. The black granite memorial has a gray wave and 230 gray doves on one side and the names of the victims inscribed on the other.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Trans World Airlines Inc. announced Tuesday that it is not prepared at this time to submit a formal bid for strikebound Eastern Airlines. Takeover strategist Carl C. Icahn, chairman of TWA, has held numerous discussions with officials of Eastern's unions and had been widely expected to make a bid for the Miami-based airline. TWA said in a statement that it needs more time to discuss with its unions the feasibility of integrating the two carriers' work forces. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Burton R. Lifland has set today as a deadline for all interested bidders to submit offers for Eastern or its Northeast shuttle service to the federal bankruptcy court, which must approve any sales.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1985 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
Texas Air Corp. said Tuesday that it has asked Trans World Airlines to consider several steps, including selling its transatlantic routes and other valuable assets, in a last-ditch effort to thwart a hostile takeover by corporate raider Carl C. Icahn. Texas Air also said it asked TWA to take steps to dilute Icahn's 45.5% TWA stake to as low as 33%.
WORLD
May 27, 2002 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lead investigator of the weekend crash of a China Airlines 747 that broke up and fell into the Taiwan Strait with 225 people on board said today that his team had begun studying similarities with the crash of a TWA jumbo jet off New York six years ago. "That is certainly an important incident for us," said Kay Yong, managing director of Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council, the government agency responsible for determining the cause of Saturday's crash.
TRAVEL
May 12, 2002 | Jane Engle
Travel seller Lowestfare.com has stopped selling airline tickets on its Internet site, www.lowestfare.com, and has shut down its Jetset Tours division, an international airline consolidator that sold to travel agents. Company officials said tickets sold before May 2 would be honored and that www.lowestfare.com would continue to sell cruises and vacation packages. Gail Golden, vice chairman and CEO of Lowestfare.
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