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TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:03 am

The title says it all. Where are the 717s from TWA, Midwest, Mexicana Click, Impulse, et al? I know MWs went to Mexicana, but where did they go afterword? Could DL pick them up if they are in the desert? Or are some even in service with FL right now?

Sidebar, since UA has allegedly created a 100 pax payscale for pilots, so would it be wise for them to add this aircraft?
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:35 am

Of TWA's 30 717s; 22 went to AirTran, 2 went to Bangkok Airways (and then on to AirTran), and 6 went to Impulse/JetStar and are now operated by NationalJet Systems as part of QANTASLink
 
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:37 am

Some of the ex-Midwest/Mexicana Click birds went to Volotea and Hawaiian. Eventually, the AirTran birds will be Delta birds for their DC-9 family collection they have.
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:47 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 2):
Eventually, the AirTran birds will be Delta birds for their DC-9 family collection they have.

DL will eventually have multiple ex-TW sub-fleets: 752s, 717s, and dare I say MD-83s.   
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:17 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
Sidebar, since UA has allegedly created a 100 pax payscale for pilots, so would it be wise for them to add this aircraft?

Yes. And they're interested in the remaining L1011s still in service as well.
 
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:35 pm

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 3):
and dare I say MD-83s

LOL - Although DL is picking up some ex-AA MD-80s for parts the ex-TW frames are the newest in AA's fleet and will remain there for some time. Who knows, right? Especially if AA decides to hasten the retirement of the MD-80s with the new Boeing and Airbus coming on in the next few years.
 
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:28 am

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 5):
LOL - Although DL is picking up some ex-AA MD-80s for parts the ex-TW frames are the newest in AA's fleet and will remain there for some time.

LOL? Let's keep it respectful; I think my track record speaks for itself on here.

As for the AA fleet, do you really think 3-4 years constitutes as "for some time"?
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:18 am

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 6):
LOL? Let's keep it respectful; I think my track record speaks for itself on here.

Relax, no disrespect intended at all. It's just funny to think that DL might wind up with more of the ex-TWA frames than AA itself!
 
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:16 am

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 7):
It's just funny to think that DL might wind up with more of the ex-TWA frames than AA itself!

Yes, that is funny when you think about it..  
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:36 am

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 3):
DL will eventually have multiple ex-TW sub-fleets: 752s, 717s, and dare I say MD-83s.

Unless they're going to convert them to MD-88 standards, the MD-83s will likely be cannibalized for spares.
 
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:45 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 9):
Unless they're going to convert them to MD-88 standards, the MD-83s will likely be cannibalized for spares.

There are 39 MD-83s that were delivered between 1997-99 which are currently active at AA. These aircraft were built to full MD-88 spec, plus an auxiliary fuel tank. They are essentially "MD-88ERs" and are the aircraft I was referring to. It's likely these aircraft has less cycles than some of the used MD-90s DL have acquired.

Older MD-83s most certainly would be parted out, such as the two '87 builds that DL purchased recently.

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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:51 am

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10):
There are 39 MD-83s that were delivered between 1997-99 which are currently active at AA. These aircraft were built to full MD-88 spec, plus an auxiliary fuel tank. They are essentially "MD-88ERs" and are the aircraft I was referring to. It's likely these aircraft has less cycles than some of the used MD-90s DL have acquired.

I am sure that some, albeit not many of these M83 aircraft that TWA flew at first, that went to AA were also over water equipped, with the appropriate equipment to operate PDX-ANC-PDX for years. My best friend used to work for TWA at PDX, he would always tell me that the M80 that was sent from STL would have to be one of the over water equipped M83's or they would have to hug the coast more, and use up extra fuel and time. Went up there once in F r/t for $100.00 on a special deal, the plane was in the last livery TWA flew, and nice inside, the crew was outstanding, in fact one particular flight attendant met us out later, the food was amazing and sitting in the front of an M80 is one of the quietest experiences.
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RE: TWAs And Other Airlines 717s, Where Are They?

Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:16 am

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10):
These aircraft were built to full MD-88 spec, plus an auxiliary fuel tank. They are essentially "MD-88ERs" and are the aircraft I was referring to.

So these have the same EFIS flightdeck as the Delta MD-88? I believe that's the major difference between an MD-83 and MD-88. I wonder if Delta would rename them to MD-88?