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Would TWA Have Gone For The 777 Or A330/A340?  
User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2055 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6980 times:

If TWA was still around, do you think they would have ordered 777s or A330s/A340s?

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6974 times:

I thought they had orders for A333s. The order was cancelled when AA bought TWA. And I have seen line drawings of a 777 in TWA's last colors. Regards.

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User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

I believe the A330 order was cancelled when TWA ordered the A318. The A330 order had been on the books for a long time, and TWA ordered the A318 at least in part to avoid a stiff cancellation penalty.

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineAA777DFW From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

I personally think they would have gone for the 777. Although it would've looked cool with a 340 or 330.

User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3164 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

I saw a TW TV commercial that had a computer generated 772 in it. At first I thought it was a 763, but I the flat tail-cone was a dead giveaway. Which seems rather ironic considering that TW had A330s on order.

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16525 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6822 times:

TW placed an order for 333's early in the program intended to replace their L10/747 fleet. The 333 order was deferred and the L10/747 dwindled to nothing as TW slowly pulled out of many transat markets. The 333 order was no longer needed and TW "converted" it to an order for 50 318's (no doubt to save any deposits).

Of course, the 318 order made no sense as TW simultaneously ordered 50 717's. Their rather weak rationale was that the 318 & 717 would operate side by side with the 318 handling the slightly longer routes. Complete madness.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

I guess its safe to say that we would never know. Since they cancelled their A330 orders and converted them to A318s and also they were a huge 717 operator....again....its pretty sketchy so we will never know.

Note to A.net management: Shouldnt this go into the polls/prefs forum??

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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6703 times:

They never make with the orders with B777 either and already orders with A330 with TW and after shutdown with TW back of December 2001.

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6681 times:

I presonally think they would have waited with those 767's until the 7E7 came to life. The 777 would have been a close second, but I really think they would have been interested in the 7E7.

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