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Connie's convoy prepared for its journey from Auburn-Lewiston Airport to JFK.
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Connie’s Road Trip

Trace the epic journey of the TWA Hotel’s 1958 plane, which trucked 300 miles from Maine to JFK Airport.

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WATCH HER GO!

The TWA Hotel’s Lockheed Constellation L-1649A — disassembled and loaded onto trucks by Worldwide Aircraft, Ltd. — met some fans in Maine.

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CATCH HER IN NEW ENGLAND

Connie motored through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where fall foliage was at its peak.

See Her on Saturday Night Live

Connie got a shout-out by Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost on the October 13, 2018 edition of Weekend Update.

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GET A LOAD OF HER FINAL LEG!

Home, sweet home! Connie made a glorious return to the former Idlewild Airport, which has changed just a tad since she left in 1960.

Check Out Connie's Journey

Click through the photos to see highlights of Connie's trip.

Loaded on separate trucks, Connie's fuselage and tail set off from Auburn-Lewiston Airport on October 9, 2018.
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The fuselage took a lap at Auburn-Lewiston Airport on October 9, 2018.
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Connie's tail number was visible to passersby October 9, 2018.
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The tail followed the fuselage closely on October 9, 2018.
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Hitting the road! Connie bid Auburn-Lewiston Airport goodbye October 9, 2018.
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Fans cheered Connie at Maine's Eastern Trail on I-95 October 9, 2018.
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Massachusetts welcomed Connie on October 10, 2018.
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Life’s a picnic for Connie: The propliner rested on October 10, 2018.
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Honk if you love Connie: The historic plane hit the highway on October 10, 2018.
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Connie’s fuselage led the charge through Worcester, Massachusetts, at the Harrison Street Bridge on October 10, 2018.
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The iconic airliner’s tail covered the same territory on October 10, 2018.
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In Sturbridge, Massachusetts on October 10, 2018, Connie halted for a weight check off I-84.
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No sweat! The pros transporting Connie changed her flat tire on I-95 in Massachusetts on October 10, 2018.
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Connie’s transportation team were on a roll when changing her tire on I-95 in Massachusetts on October 10, 2018.
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Braking for New York’s Throgs Neck Bridge: Connie paused on the highway on October 14, 2018.
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From the Bronx to Queens: Connie took a joyride over the Throgs Neck Bridge on October 30, 2018.
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Are we there yet? Connie gathered speed on Interstate 495 October 30, 2018.
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The NYC skyline loomed over her windshield as she approached the Van Wyck Expressway on October 30, 2018.
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A light pole was removed to enable Connie to turn onto the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) on October 30, 2018.
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Construction workers snapped photos of Connie near midnight on October 30, 2018.
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At intersections, the NYPD gave Connie the right of way on October 30, 2018.
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She squeezed under an overpass to hop on the Long Island Expressway in the early hours of October 31, 2018.
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A fleet of NYPD and civilian escorts flanked Connie on her final few miles to JFK Airport on October 31, 2018.
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Almost home! On October 31, 2018, Connie passed signs at JFK that will soon tout the TWA Hotel.
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An amazing race! The TWA Hotel's 1958 Connie chased incoming 747s on JFK's runway on October 31, 2018.
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At JFK, she pulled into the airplane de-icing tent to take shelter on October 31, 2018.
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She reunited with her tail at JFK's de-icing tent on October 31, 2018.
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The cavernous tent will host Connie until she moves to a hangar.
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Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force.

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