Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA) Royal Ambassador Service Dinner Menu

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0031
Creators:
Trans World Airlines
Dates:
Circa 1966
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.14 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
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.

Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
June Duran Stock, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0031
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2015) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA) Royal Ambassador Service Dinner Menu, NASM.2015.0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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