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Trans World Airlines (TWA) introduced "Royal Ambassador Service" for first-class passengers on trans-Atlantic and other international flights in June 1961. The service was designed to provide personalized attention to passengers throughout the ticketing process and flight and featured an elaborate 2.5 hour dinner service with seven entree choices and served on fine china, silver, and crystal from an aisle cart. Throughout the years, Royal Ambassador Service was expanded to cover more flight segments.

Identifier

NASM.2015.0031

Processing Information

Arranged and described (2015) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Creator

Trans World Airlines

Date

Circa 1966

Provenance

June Duran Stock, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0031

Extent

0.14 Cubic feet (1 box)

Summary

Trans World Airlines (TWA) introduced "Royal Ambassador Service" for first-class passengers on trans-Atlantic and other international flights in June 1961. This collection consists of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA) Royal Ambassador Service dinner menu, in the form of a souvenir scroll, believed to be from a London to Chicago flight, circa 1966.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Menus

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA) Royal Ambassador Service dinner menu, in the form of a souvenir scroll, believed to be from a London to Chicago flight, circa 1966. The scroll measures approximately 14.5 by 12 inches unfurled and has a gold cord with tassels at the top. At the top left corner is the TWA logo and across the bottom right corner is the Royal Ambassador Service logo which consists of a red "sash" with a gold badge containing the letters "RA." The menu lists beverage selections; appetizers; entrees; side dishes; desserts; and à la carte items.

Genre/Form

Menus

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics Aeronautics
Airlines

Citation

Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA) Royal Ambassador Service Dinner Menu, NASM.2015.0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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