PresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
I've asked this question on the AOL message boards and got no response, so I'll give it a try here. In March of '97, I flew a TWA 767-200 from JFK to MAD. Although it was a series 200, it had 2 overwing exit doors, instead of the usual one. I was wondering if there was a reason for this. Anyone have an ideas? Let me stress that it definately was a 767-200, and not a series 300.
DeltaShuttle From United States of America, joined May 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
How do you know it was a 767-200? If it said on your ticket, or itinerary from the travel agency, than I wouldn't be surprised if it was a mistake on the part of the travel agency or airline. Please explain!
PresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
I know because it was short like a 767-200. I have been on several 767-300s and this was definately shorter. It had far fewer rows than a 767-300. Additionally, most of TWA's 767-300s have a second entry door (or at least they did in 1997) after the Trans World First cabin. This plane did not have this.
JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
Some 767-200s do have 2 emergency exits on each side. For example, Britiania's 767-200s are like this. I believe this is because, as a charter airline, Britiania packs more people into their 767-200. To comply with the evacuation requirement, a second exit was added.
So it's interesting to find out the origin of the TWA 767-200 with 2 exits on each side. Maybe it's bought second hand from a charter airline.
Gnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
I agree with JZ; it is most assuredly because the aircraft was built with a requirement for high-density seating, which necessitates an added emergency exit on each side of the cabin. Britannia's 767-204ERs come to mind immediately with this configuration. The aircraft is probably leased or acquired second-hand from Britannia or some other operator that operated the aircraft in a high-density-seating configuration. By the way, TWA operates 3 767-300s with the Delta-style two overwing exit configuration and 2 with the BA-style emergency exit doors aft of the wing, but I'm sure that the aircraft in question was indeed a 767-200 with 2 emerg exit doors. Makes sense.
Stlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
I too was looking through TWA's fleet list, it looks that they have two 767-205's. PresRDC it appears that you might have been on either on of these aircraft. They were the one pictured above, and N-651TW which was ex-DQ-FJA, by the way N-651TW is a conventional 767, not an extended range model.
QFATWA From New Zealand, joined Jun 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
I am a follower of TWA fleet and particularly repainting to the new livery.
I live in Australia, but get to STL twice a year and have friends at TWA.
Air NZ has similar 762's and they are via Britannia - it is confusing to see the two O/W exits on a short aircraft.
There are twelve 762's at TWA.
I can confirm that these 762's are in the new livery:
N601TW, N603TW, N604TW, N605TW, N650TW (5 total)
The remaining 7 are unpainted.
Four 762's have been sold: N607TW, N608TW, N609TW & N651TW (all old colour scheme). New owner will be GECAS and operator will be Airborne Express. Two will leave at the end Aug/Sept and two in Feb. New 763's are coming.
That leaves N602TW, N606TW & N610TW in the old livery. If you have seen any of these three in the new scheme, please update me!! There is speculation that a 5th aircraft may be sold. And logically one of these.
Only one 763 remained in old colours - N691LF (ship # 16103) - if you have seen it in new livery, tell me.
If there are any other TWA fleet fans out there, contact me.
FlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
TWA has no ex-Britannia B767s. It operates 767-231s which were factory delivered, and two B767-205(ER)s, which were originally delivered to Braathens. 04 is Britannia's Boeing customer desig. 05 belongs to BRaathens.