AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5470 times:
Okay, we've had plenty of threads on one's "first flight", how about recalling the last time you flew a classic jetliner. Let's start with the 727.
My last 727 trips were on Delta via SLC over Memorial Day weekend in 2001. Flying PDX-SLC-PHX-SLC-PDX, 3 of the 4 flights were on the 727-200. It seemed every other plane hubbing at SLC back then was still a 727!
Last 727-100 flight was on UA, MCI-LAX-SFO in early 1983.
DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5465 times:
My last 727 ride was on a DL 727-200 bound for CVG from BDL an my way to TUS for my Feb. vacation to stay at a ranch/hotel. It was N543DA wearing the Ron Allen livery, and the Capt. let me sit in the cockpit after the plane landed at CVG, it was sad to see the 727's go also the 762's, but now we get aircraft like the 767-400 and the 738.
After a two week home-study program in Morelia, Michoacán, México, I flew MLM-LAX.
The flight took off around 8 AM, and looked like the last flight of the day...several flights had taken off earlier (all MX), and one AM TIJ-bound plane arrived and departed while I was still in the airport.
The plane was spotless, and I had a seat on the wing where I could easily see XA-MEL.
I even remembered thinking, "this is probably my last 727 flight!!" - and it was.
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Visakow From United States of America, joined May 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5421 times:
My last flight was either 1999 or 2000. Flew United SAN-DEN-TPA, the Tampa leg being the 727 flight. Purposely booked it so I could fly her again and see DIA for the first time. I will miss that beautiful bird forever.
KDCA From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5405 times:
My last flight was on AA in December of 2000, ATL-ORD. It was part of a bizarre routing on AA that went ORD-ATL-MIA and then our return was non-stop MIA-ORD. Never thought I'd make a connection on AA in ATL in 2000!. The ATL-MIA leg was delayed, we were waiting for an FA.
Before that, my last 727 flight was DL, ORD-SLC in 1998. Boy had that old bird seen better days.
PennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5369 times:
My last 727 flight was on Delta in April of 1993. ATL - BUF My first-ever jet flight was also on a 727...FMY - ATL...July 1977. As with other A-neters, I will surely miss seeing this beautiful airplane in the skies!!
RvA340 From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5367 times:
My last B727 flight was on april 2004 on a round trip from Johanessburg to Livingstone with Nationwide Airways!!! I remember... great flight over the victoria falls.....it was like an air tour, the captain was speaking like a tour guide!!!!
: My last 727 flight was aboard an United Airlines, -200 series, in the MIA-MCO route, in January of 2000. It was a pretty uneventful flight, but still
: My last 727 flight was in one of Kelowna Flightcraft's Charter aircraft in July 2003. We Flew YVR - Prince George - Ft. St. John - Terrace - Comox. It
: 727-200 Jan. 2nd or 3rd of 2001 on Sun Country. MSP-HRL
: My last 727 flight was on Feb. 5, 2001 on United ORD-DEN flight, tail number N7279U.