Bryan asserted that TWA has retired its B 747-100/200 fleet. That's true. In fact, TWA has also retired it Lockheed L1011s and will retire its remaining 24 Boeing 727s by year-end 1999. In addition, it will retire 28 of its 58 DC-9s in 1999. In their place are new, fuel-efficient and less maintenance intensive MD-83s, Boeing 757s and 767s. Next year TWA will procure 41 new planes. Finally, TWA is negotiating for Boeing 717s and 737s, and Airbus A320s. The order is for 80-100 new planes that will be used to retire TWA's remaining DC-9s and to grow the fleet!