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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 met some fans in Maine, motored through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and traveled through New York before her glorious return to the former Idlewild Airport, which has changed just a tad since she left in 1960.

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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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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