UK Daily Mail: When flying was FUN! TWA's elegant but unused flight terminal at JFK offers glimpse into a more glamorous world Travelers jaded by frisky TSA agents, sterile airport waiting rooms and generic boarding gates can experience what life was like during the golden age of air travel in the sixties and seventies. The now closed TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport in New York City, opened to visitors over the weekend who caught a glimpse of a world gone by. The flight center was designed by architect Eero Saarinen, the Finnish-American designer known for his love of curves, and opened in 1962 for the now defunct Trans World Airlines (TWA). The futuristic building is now a historic landmark and has undergone a $20 million renovation. It opened its doors to design buffs this weekend, eager for a peek at the architectural jewel.