Caplanet84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
I think that order may have been canceled due to some financial difficulties that TWA had and still has. The airline must save what it has and become profitable again before it can make major deals like that. If TWA stays alive (which I personally think will not happen considering the airline is near bankruptcy) you will finally see what you wanted to see.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7828 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
The 330 order was converted when TWA ordered the 318's. For TWA's purposes renewing its short-haul fleet is far more important at the time than getting new overseas aircraft... a large portion of the trans-atlantic routes have been cancelled (remember Karabu) for various reasons, mainly they weren't making money. TWA has been able to supplement and upgrade their long haul fleet through leaseback deals with GECAS and ILFC.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2149 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
FYI 1011 Fan:
Just to let you know, the old Pan Am was buying BRAND NEW planes (Airbuses) up until their last gasp. Buying new planes is not an indicator of financial stability. CO was receiving new 737-500's a year after they came out of bankruptcy and had hardly made a dime.