Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Fate Of TWA 717s?  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

I understand that TWA had 30 717s which all eventually became AirTran's.

I assume American was operating them for at least a little while, no? How many of them were painted in AA colors?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mark Abbott



And what are the new regis for the 717s now in the AirTran fleet?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Lawrence Feir
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Sheldon



-Phil


Phil Derner Jr.
7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

If 9/11 had never happened and TWA had survived, I think they would have bought many many more 717s. The original order was 50 firm and 50 options, just like VJETs.

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

haha, 9/11 was not the reason TWA did not survive. in any case, sadly most of them are in the desert i believe.

(and pssst, don't call AirTran ValuJet)



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

VJET placed the original order for what was then the md95. As for the desert, I don't think there is one 717 out there. FL took almost all of the former TWA birds when they accelerated the dc-9 retirement in 2002. The rest went overseas.

User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1599 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

And what are the new regis for the 717s now in the AirTran fleet?

Only 22 went on to AirTran:

N906AT, N910AT, N915At, N919AT, N920AT, N921AT, N924AT-N930AT, N932AT-N936AT; Fleet #s 778-799.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7458 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

The TW 717's aren't in the desert,they're flying with Jetstar,Qantas Link,FL & Bangkok.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

I assume American was operating them for at least a little while, no? How many of them were painted in AA colors?
None of the 717s were painted in full AA colors, but rather had the TWA/AA scheme. For those interested, the safety cards were marked "TWA" but also had "An American Airlines Company" markings.

The 717s and other TWA planes were most likely operating under the AA/TWA airline. I believe that it was only a few months ago that TWA was completely over. It was not mentioned that much on the news, but I remember a big topic about it.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

haha, 9/11 was not the reason TWA did not survive.

True, the AA/TW merger was consummated about 2 months before 9/11. The original plan was to retain the TW brand (w/ the hybrid livery) for a couple of years. The economic downturn following 9/11 caused AA to scrap the TW brand altogether.

As it was stated previously, AA ditched the 717s because of the hideous lease rates that Boeing gave TW.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AirTran To Take Most Of The Former TWA 717s! posted Tue Jul 30 2002 19:13:24 by Lowfareair
Fate Of Eads Under Global Stock Exchange? posted Sat Nov 18 2006 06:37:58 by N328KF
Fate Of BACON's 4 BAe 146 After March 07? posted Sun Nov 12 2006 23:45:46 by Vfw614
The Fate Of The 400 posted Fri Nov 3 2006 20:37:30 by Getdonnie
Fate Of International Aero Engines posted Sun Aug 13 2006 21:14:46 by 1337Delta764
Fate Of The Tu-114s? posted Sun Aug 6 2006 11:27:56 by VirginFlyer
Have Any Of TWA F/As Or Pilots Been Recalled @AA posted Fri Aug 4 2006 01:02:57 by Airislife
Fate Of The KLM 747-200/300s posted Sun Jul 23 2006 15:46:01 by MEA-707
Fate Of This Plane? posted Tue Jun 20 2006 20:00:34 by Sovietjet
Fate Of The 717 Prototyp? posted Fri Jun 9 2006 09:34:18 by 717fan