TWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 3820 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5694 times:
The title says it all. Where are the 717s from TWA, Midwest, Mexicana Click, Impulse, et al? I know MWs went to Mexicana, but where did they go afterword? Could DL pick them up if they are in the desert? Or are some even in service with FL right now?
Sidebar, since UA has allegedly created a 100 pax payscale for pilots, so would it be wise for them to add this aircraft?
LOL - Although DL is picking up some ex-AA MD-80s for parts the ex-TW frames are the newest in AA's fleet and will remain there for some time. Who knows, right? Especially if AA decides to hasten the retirement of the MD-80s with the new Boeing and Airbus coming on in the next few years.
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 9): Unless they're going to convert them to MD-88 standards, the MD-83s will likely be cannibalized for spares.
There are 39 MD-83s that were delivered between 1997-99 which are currently active at AA. These aircraft were built to full MD-88 spec, plus an auxiliary fuel tank. They are essentially "MD-88ERs" and are the aircraft I was referring to. It's likely these aircraft has less cycles than some of the used MD-90s DL have acquired.
Older MD-83s most certainly would be parted out, such as the two '87 builds that DL purchased recently.
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4573 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10): There are 39 MD-83s that were delivered between 1997-99 which are currently active at AA. These aircraft were built to full MD-88 spec, plus an auxiliary fuel tank. They are essentially "MD-88ERs" and are the aircraft I was referring to. It's likely these aircraft has less cycles than some of the used MD-90s DL have acquired.
I am sure that some, albeit not many of these M83 aircraft that TWA flew at first, that went to AA were also over water equipped, with the appropriate equipment to operate PDX-ANC-PDX for years. My best friend used to work for TWA at PDX, he would always tell me that the M80 that was sent from STL would have to be one of the over water equipped M83's or they would have to hug the coast more, and use up extra fuel and time. Went up there once in F r/t for $100.00 on a special deal, the plane was in the last livery TWA flew, and nice inside, the crew was outstanding, in fact one particular flight attendant met us out later, the food was amazing and sitting in the front of an M80 is one of the quietest experiences.