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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1565 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

I read in an earlier post that the Airbus A310s that Delta inherited from Pan-Am were in a really bad way.

What state (mechanically etc.) were the old TW planes in when AA inherited them?

Was there a noticable difference in the upkeep and prctices between the 2 fleets?

Thanks.

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User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Greetings:

All of the MD-80 series and 757's are in full AA colors. The interior's have been reconfigured to the MRTC format but the seats are the TWA original seats and colors. The 767-200's have been retired and the 300's are going this Nov. The 717's are gone already. I've flown them since the full conversion and the planes were clean and looked well maintained.

Regards
Tom


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

I would imagine good shape! TWA took pretty good care of there planes, I beleive.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

But as far as mechanical condition goes, how were they? We know they have been reconfig'd to AA standards... but do they fly? TWA had some of the lowest operating costs of any airline in the Nation... did that include cutting corners on maint work?

One of their 717s I flew had a... broken I guess you could say... window surround panel. Sure, it's not an important piece of the aircraft, but it would be nice to have your brand- new airplane looking brand- new.

I loved TeeDub... it's just that I hav wondered this same thing myself...


Randall


User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

I recently flew two flights, MIA-STL and STL-ORD, both on TWA MD-80s. The interiors are noticably different from the AA interiors, because the seats are different. However, the upkeep seemed to be fairly good, although one of the planes I flew on had a dirty-yellowish/orange grime around every window frame. Oh well. Rest of the plane was clean though.

L-1011-500


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