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Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:35 pm

I understand that TWA had 30 717s which all eventually became AirTran's.

I assume American was operating them for at least a little while, no? How many of them were painted in AA colors?


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And what are the new regis for the 717s now in the AirTran fleet?


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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:52 pm

If 9/11 had never happened and TWA had survived, I think they would have bought many many more 717s. The original order was 50 firm and 50 options, just like VJETs.
 
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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:55 pm

haha, 9/11 was not the reason TWA did not survive. in any case, sadly most of them are in the desert i believe.

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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:04 pm

VJET placed the original order for what was then the md95. As for the desert, I don't think there is one 717 out there. FL took almost all of the former TWA birds when they accelerated the dc-9 retirement in 2002. The rest went overseas.
 
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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:08 pm

And what are the new regis for the 717s now in the AirTran fleet?

Only 22 went on to AirTran:

N906AT, N910AT, N915At, N919AT, N920AT, N921AT, N924AT-N930AT, N932AT-N936AT; Fleet #s 778-799.
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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:08 pm

The TW 717's aren't in the desert,they're flying with Jetstar,Qantas Link,FL & Bangkok.
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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:10 pm

I assume American was operating them for at least a little while, no? How many of them were painted in AA colors?
None of the 717s were painted in full AA colors, but rather had the TWA/AA scheme. For those interested, the safety cards were marked "TWA" but also had "An American Airlines Company" markings.

The 717s and other TWA planes were most likely operating under the AA/TWA airline. I believe that it was only a few months ago that TWA was completely over. It was not mentioned that much on the news, but I remember a big topic about it.

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RE: Fate Of TWA 717s?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:14 pm

haha, 9/11 was not the reason TWA did not survive.

True, the AA/TW merger was consummated about 2 months before 9/11. The original plan was to retain the TW brand (w/ the hybrid livery) for a couple of years. The economic downturn following 9/11 caused AA to scrap the TW brand altogether.

As it was stated previously, AA ditched the 717s because of the hideous lease rates that Boeing gave TW.
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