Mycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
Now if there was 2 flights left and they both left at the same time to your destination, and one of the flights aircraft was a DC-9 and the other flight was a 727, which aircraft would you pick and why?
I would have to pick the 727, there is something about it that makes the hairs on my neck stick up, it maybe the sound of the 3 JT8D powerplants or the way it looks when its comming in for landing at MDW, I have no idea...
Crox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 308 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4440 times:
In this situation I would have to choose the 727, something about a Tri-jet I love, also here in Europe there are a few Airlines still using MD80's, ( SAS, Iceland Express and even occasionally Alitalia) and so can still book flights on these birds.
Can't remember any Airlines still using 727's outside the US, (off the top of my head, tho I may be wrong).
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IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
Quoting Duff44 (Reply 4): It would be the DC-9 for me, simply because I've never flown on it.
Go get a ticket on NW, you probably have about 30 years to do it but I'm sure they will paint the 9's again and keep em!!
Actually I love both craft so if this senario was to happen I'd sure hope I could fly the 727 1 way and the 9 the other way, if not I'd sure take the 727 and make it a 100.....what a great aircraft those were.
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GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4386 times:
727 any day. Flown on DL's 727s several times HLN-SLC and back. Once from CVG to RDU, and once from HLN to SFB (by way of MCI). Been on NW DC-9s out of BIL many times. And I'm sure I'll have several more years to get more chances on the -9. I sure miss those 727s though. I love watching FX take off every night out of BIL...
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 763 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4311 times:
Man, this is a no-brainer!! 727 all the way!! The DC-9 just doesn't compare to the gorgeous 727. And takeoff is superb in the 727! It is the #1 plane on my "most missed" aircraft that are no longer available to fly.
I'm lucky enough to have flown it numerous times, and I have always enjoyed the sensations, not to mention it's unique look, with the 3 engines at the tail.
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PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7568 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
The first two plane types I was ever on back when I was 6 (both EA: DC-9s to Florida, 727s back to BOS).
The 727 was my favorite plane as a kid. I even had a plastic model of an EA 727 (Whisperjet scheme); presently buried in my mother's basement closet.
Nonetheless, from the outside; both the 727 & DC-9 were LOUD. During my childhood spotting days (w/my family) near BOS' 22L landings along Route 145 in East Boston/Winthrop; we always had to fully cover our ears whenever those babies flew overhead.
Unfortunately, my only 727 flights were the fore-mentioned EA DAB-ATL-BOS flights in 1972 and a NW DTW-PHL flight in 2000. I was on more DC-9 flights over the years.
[Edited 2006-07-03 19:18:12]
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