Step Back in Time: TWA Flight Center, JFK Airport

TWA Flight Center

Last year I finally had the opportunity to visit the TWA Flight Center during Open House NY. I had hoped to visit during previous years but it just never seemed to work out.

With Open House NY starting tomorrow (Oct 11-12),  I thought a photo-tour from last year’s visit would be appropriate. (If you’d like to visit the TWA Flight Center, it will be open to the public on October 11 from 11AM-3:30PM.

TWA Flight Center

TWA Flight Center opened in 1962 at JFK airport. It was designed by Eero Saarinen. The building has a really cool, futuristic look to it both inside and out. If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of this iconic building go here.

We showed up a bit earlier than opening time and got on the small line. While waiting it grew quite a bit and by the time we were allowed to enter, los of people were eager to get inside.

Once we got upstairs we headed over the bridge to get into the TWA Flight Center. This was a lot of fun in itself. Lucas enjoyed running down the red carpet while I was impressed just looking down the tunnel-like bridge.

Once we made it to the end, I couldn’t believe my eyes. If I didn’t know better, I would’ve thought that we were on the set of a Jetson’s movie.

IMG_8192 IMG_8212 I definitely felt like I was stepping back in time to when flying was a bit more glamorous than it is today.

IMG_8144Check out this incredible information board for departures.

The seating for the info board was a pretty popular place during OHNY.

Here’s what is left of this bar.

Shoe shine?

Some seating in what I believe was the lounge area.

Boy have duty-free shops changed.

The empty check-in area. Creepy…

We had a great time visiting the TWA Flight Center. If we weren’t going to be away when it opens again this weekend, we most likely would’ve went for a another visit.

If you happen to be in the NYC area, I’d highly recommend that you head over during OHNY for a visit. You won’t be disappointed.

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