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State Of Ex-TWA Aircraft

Wed Aug 28, 2002 7:48 pm

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?

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RE: State Of Ex-TWA Aircraft

Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:02 am


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.

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RE: State Of Ex-TWA Aircraft

Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:21 am

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

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RE: State Of Ex-TWA Aircraft

Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:40 am

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...

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RE: State Of Ex-TWA Aircraft

Thu Aug 29, 2002 10:19 am

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.