TW placed an order for 333's early in the program intended to replace their L10/747 fleet. The 333 order was deferred and the L10/747 dwindled to nothing as TW
slowly pulled out of many transat markets. The 333 order was no longer needed and TW
"converted" it to an order for 50 318's (no doubt to save any deposits).
Of course, the 318 order made no sense as TW
simultaneously ordered 50 717's. Their rather weak rationale was that the 318 & 717 would operate side by side with the 318 handling the slightly longer routes. Complete madness.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.