Bluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5538 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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Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5407 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.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5330 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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