Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
When I first saw the tail sticking up from behind a neighboring jetway, I thought I was looking at an MD-80. However, after I went out on the ramp, I found a brand-new TWA/AA hybrid 717. N2427A was operating TWA 278 MSY-STL.
A small point of confusion, the following photo shows an aircraft registered as N2427A with const/line numbers of 55093/5083 at LGB on a pre-delivery flight (not fully painted yet). However, Bill Harms' website shows the const/line numbers as 55094/5084 for N2427A:
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
I'll try to upload them tonight, but I can't guarantee airliners.net taking them (I'm still trying to figure out compression, jpg, etc). If someone can do it for me, e-mail me an address, and I'll mail prints off.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
PS: I will say, the 717 did look cool in TWA/AA colors.
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina