NYC: The Golden Age of Air Travel

The SCA Summer Tour

AUGUST 7-9, 2020

Perhaps to no one’s surprise, the SCA has decided it must (again) postpone our planned summer event, NYC: Golden Age of Air Travel.

We plan to reschedule the event for June 2022, and will be reaching out to you shortly to ask if you’d like to re-register.

In the meantime, we will be refunding your tour fees in full.

Waiting List

This tour has been postponed. All registrations are being carried forward in anticipation of new dates to be announced. And due to demand, we are considering adding a new section. To add your name to our waiting list, please fill out the form below.

Tour Schedule & Details

PLEASE NOTE: details of this event are provisional and may change when this event is rescheduled.

Friday: Date TBD

TWA Hotel Opening Reception

We will meet in the upper level of Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center in the Ambassador’s Club Lounge for dinner and drinks. The lounge serves as the lobby of the hotel, and is adjacent to exhibits of vintage TWA uniforms and other memorabilia.

Saturday: Date TBD

Terminal City: Airport Tours

  • Floyd Bennett Field
  • Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Building 1, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Sunday: Date TBD

Wingin‘ It in the Big Apple: Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour

A guided full circumnavigation of Manhattan and an in-depth look at the engineering marvels of all of NYC’s fantastic, historic and wildly different bridges and tunnels!

Join the Society for Commercial Archeology and Retro Roadmap co-host NYC: The Golden Age of Air Travel.

From our base of operations – the spectacular TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport, Eero Saarinen’s 1962 classic – we will take off for guided tours of air travel-related sites across the NYC Metro region and a bonus boat tour around Manhattan.

  • Floyd Bennett Field
  • Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport
  • The historic Building 1 at Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Plus the Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour


All-in-One Registration (all events, opening reception, and both the Saturday and Sunday tours)

SCA Member Price: $480/pp
Non-Member Price: $535/pp*
*(Non-U.S. Residents add $10 for membership)
*(Couples add $10 for couples membership)

À la Carte

Opening Reception
SCA Member Price: $150/pp
Non-Member Price: $205/pp*

Saturday Tour
SCA Member Price: $180/pp
Non-Member Price: $235/pp*

Sunday Tour
SCA Member Price: $180/pp
Non-Member Price: $235/pp*


NOTE ON DATE CHANGE: If you made reservations for the August 7-9 weekend, TWA Hotel will transfer reservations to the new dates automatically once those dates have been determined. Full refunds will be available for guests who choose not to reschedule.

The SCA has reserved a block of rooms at TWA Hotel. Deluxe King and Deluxe Two Double Queens are available for Friday and Saturday at $239.00/night.

Register at the TWA Hotel

Note: The above link defaults to a Deluxe King, but if you are interested in Deluxe Double Queens, call Jackie Lugo, Event Manager at the TWA Hotel, at +1 (212) 790-3615, or email her at If you are interested in sharing a room with another SCA member, just check the box at the end of the application form, and we’ll try to match you up before you make your reservation.