Step onto the tarmac at the new landmark TWA Hotel at JFK Airport — and back into 1958. Connie welcomes you aboard her newly-renovated cabin, where vintage-inspired cocktails flow and snacks are served with a smile.
One of only four left in the world — the Connie L-1649A has a glamorous —and checkered — past. Connie flew her first TWA passengers in May 1958 and has no plans of hanging up her propellers just yet. In early 2018, MCR/MORSE Development partnered with Atlantic Models/Gogo Aviation to restore Connie to her original condition. This feat included tracking down authentic parts, installing flooring and windows, and outfitting the cockpit with controls, all completed at Maine’s Auburn-Lewiston Airport. In six short months, Connie went from beat-up to beautiful at 60 years old. In April 2019, Connie was hoisted into the same spot at the TWA terminal where she parked in 1962, and where, today, guests can order drinks and snacks inspired by the 1960’s and navigate her cockpit with the original authentic controls, flip-able switches and hidden radar.
Operated by hospitality industry leader, Gerber Group, Connie’s beverage menu is stocked with 1960s cocktail favorites, including the Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Royal Ambassador Martini that was popular during that iconic time. A collection of small-batch spirits, beers, and carefully-curated wines and champagnes are also available on board, complemented by a small selection of elevated bar fare.