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DC-9 Or A 727  
User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4192 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...


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User currently offlineYX717fan From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Ummm....if this crazy scenario would happen, I would have to go with the 727 because I have been on a DC-9 many times, and yes, the 727 is an amazing plane.


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User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4155 times:

Quoting YX717fan (Reply 1):
if this crazy scenario would happen

You never know, it may happen...It won't, but it could..

[Edited 2006-06-12 22:33:54]


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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4102 times:
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Hi,

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).

Andy  airplane 



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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

It would be the DC-9 for me, simply because I've never flown on it.

I had a flight scheduled for a DC-9-30 (NW BDL to DTW) in January, but it got cancelled.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4082 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!!  Smile

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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User currently offlineDeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

I have flown on both - DL, NW and even going back to the People Express 727's. I would have to choose the 727 though because it was much like the 757 is today - it is a rocket ride.

I would love to see the 727's back in the DL livery stable. How great would that be with the new leather seats and updated interiors. Oh well, guess I will have to go the flight sim and wish.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4048 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...

User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

I would definately choose the 727.
Been on quite a few DC-9s but no tri-holer  Smile



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4038 times:

Are you kiding 727 all the way! Let's see speed 727 win size 727 win looks 727 win power let's three vs two of the same engines.

User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Oh I would choose the DC9. One of my absolute favorites of the classics. Reason? Nostalgia.

The B727 isn't high on my list of interesting planes. Of the tri-holers it comes in second after the L-1011 IMO.

cheers

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User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

Sort of grew up on the 727s. I'll go with what I know best.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

727 of course

No doubt at all it would be on one of these babys..

Trekkie  Smile


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

The 727. There is just something about tri-jets that I like, I don't know what it is.


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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3973 times:
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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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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

I would go with a 727

Here's why -- two pictures -- look at these extended wing flaps


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great wing action



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

No question: The 727.



User currently offlineMaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 15):
great wing action

The absolute best!!! I would definitely go with the 727!! No question!!

The one thing I loved the most about it was it's split wing flaps, because of it's inboard ailerons.


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I always thought that looked too cool for words.

As far as I know, the 727 is the only aircraft type without wing-mounted engines that has such a flap configuration.

-Max


User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

727 all the way. No doubt about it.

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

The DC-9, for a simple reason, only one middle seat!!!

User currently offlineYYZYHZ From Canada, joined May 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 3857 times:

727, I flew on a MD-80 on Jetsgo........never been on the 727


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7524 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3830 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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