IT’S ON! SCA 2022 Summer Tour

IT’S ON! SCA 2022 Summer Tour

NYC: The Golden Age of Air Travel

The SCA 2022 Summer Tour

JUNE 17-19, 2022

The SCA is about to embark (after a long, long delay) on our Queens, New York, adventure – a marvelous mid-century weekend as the Society for Commercial Archeology and Retro Roadmap co-host NYC: The Golden Age of Air Travel – The SCA 2022 Summer Tour.


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

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Tour Schedule & Details

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

Friday: June 17

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: June 18

Terminal City: Airport Tours

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

Sunday: June 19

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!


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
(Includes reception-action station w/ made to order mac + cheese, taco bar, dessert and cash bar and Vegetarian options)
SCA Member Price: $150/pp
Non-Member Price: $205/pp*

Saturday Tour
(Includes breakfast at Sherwood Diner and a plated Dinner in the 1962 Ballroom at TWA Hotel with cash bar, lunch on your own) (Vegetarian options available)
SCA Member Price: $180/pp
Non-Member Price: $235/pp*

Sunday Tour
(Includes architectural yacht tour) (breakfast and lunch on your own)
SCA Member Price: $180/pp
Non-Member Price: $235/pp*


For lodging details at TWA Hotel and group code, email

COVID-19 Safety Policies

We’re thrilled to be able to gather again in person for our first tour since 2019! We can’t wait to see you and have put in place safety measures that will allow us to be together while protecting the health of everyone. For everyone’s safety, we will require proof of vaccination at registration for all attendees. Attendees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at check-in, either digitally or with a CDC-issued paper vaccination record card and valid ID.

In addition, we will ask attendees to wear masks while on the bus and some locations require masks indoors.

Your vaccination card can be shown at registration, or you may use one of the following two digital methods of vaccination verification:

CLEAR Vaccination Verification (Android & iPhone)
  1. Download free “CLEAR – Fast Touchless Access” app.
  2. Setup a free account.
  3. Click DIGITAL VACCINE CARD and follow instructions to add your vaccination information.
  4. Before arriving at the event, you should screen shot your QR code for easy display upon arrival to the event.

VaxYes Vaccination Verification (iPhone only):

  1. Grab your iPhone and visit VaxYes ( for your free, secure, verified, digital vaccine passport.
  2. Verify your phone number.
  3. Upload a picture of your ID and vaccine card.
  4. Receive your verified digital vaccination certificate and save to your Apple Wallet.

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.