Category:Transcontinental & Western Air

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Transcontinental & Western Air was founded on July 16, 1930, as the result of forced merger of Transcontinental Air Transport(T-A-T) and Western Air Express. The companies merged at the urging of Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown, who was looking for bigger airlines to give airmail contracts. Both airlines brought high-profile aviation pioneers who would give the airline the panache of being called "The Airline Run by Flyers." The airlines would be known for several years as being on the cutting edge of aviation. Transcontinental, the bigger of the two, had the marquee expertise of Charles Lindbergh and was already offering a 48-hour combination of plane and train trip across the United States. Western, which was slightly older, having been founded in 1925, had the expertise of Jack Frye. On October 25, 1930, the airline offered one of the first all-plane scheduled service from coast to coast: the Lindbergh Line. Howard Hughes acquired control of T&WA in 1939, and after World War II led the expansion of the airline to serve Europe, the Middle East and Asia, making the company, then renamed TWA-Trans World Airline, a second unofficial flag carrier of the United States after Pan Am. TWA took its definitive name TWA-Trans World Airlines (with “s”) in 1950 till the end in 2001 when merged with American Airlines.

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