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Delta Retires 727 April 6TH  
User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11007 times:

Any Delta employees know the route of the last Delta 727 flight on 6 April, possibly ATL-SAT? I read the retirement notice on Airways News Online

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10945 times:

Could you post the info from Airways? Last year I had heard sometime in April, then recently I had heard later this year around Sept. Thanks.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10922 times:

I don't think ATL-SAT. The 727 left that route several months ago.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10907 times:

**Warning: If you like the 727, please ignore this message**

This retirement couldnt have come soon enough! It should have been done 7 years ago! Big grin



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

I just viewed all the Delta 727s in flight on Flight Explorer at 8:55pm and
there were 7

DL1171 SDF ATL arrives 9:06pm
DL1271 ATL JAN arrives 9:05pm
DL1474 MCI ATL arrives 10:06pm
DL1680 ATL SYR arrives 10:12pm
DL1730 ATL ROC arrives 10:04pm
DL766 CVG TPA arrives 9:29pm
DL875 BUF ATL arrives 9:57pm


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7494 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10798 times:

We get 2 a day here in ROC. To be replaced by MD88's April 1. I thought we'd get a 738,but nope. ROC Doesn't get any NG737's,pathetic I know.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offline727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10733 times:

MEM gets like 4 727 flights a day - maybe that'll be the last?

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10727 times:

United Fan, just wait until those DL MD88's get switched to ASA CRJ-700s.  Sad


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7494 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10656 times:

One already has. Nice to see a new fleet-type here,but I'll miss the 72


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2002 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10581 times:

Glad I am flying one on March 8th then CVG - ATL.....will prolly be my last 727 flight as a passenger ;o)

Ry


User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10548 times:

looks like the only 727 I'll be flying on will be flight 727... never did get to ride one

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10454 times:

FL,
You missed out, IMO, the 727-200 is the best aircraft to grace the skies. Pioneer of civil aviation with high lift devices, first Boeing civil a/c to have an APU, and has served it's people faithfully since 1963  Smile

Bryan
Chat Operator Delta767



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6430 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10379 times:

JCs17,

Why should the retirement been 7 years ago????? Booming economy back then, "cough-Bill-cough", and some 727s were only 15 years old!!! Your post is ridiculous!!!



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10342 times:

727-
You got a cold!?!?!
I hope that by some wierd mericle i get to fly on a 721 beofre April 6... but let it not be a funeral or anything like that.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 10201 times:

Nobody knows the route yet?

JC


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7494 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 10184 times:

Speaking of DL 727's.......I had my 727 wake up call this AM. DL's 1126 to ATL flew over my house after taking off from r/w 4 turning South. I gotta get on one of these before 3-31 ....


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

How many are left and what routes do they fly?


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10102 times:

As of 4:31pm on my flight tracker the only DL 727s I find are:

DAL2176 ELP-ATL
DAL507 SDF-ATL
DAL550 CVG-TPA
DAL824 MCI-ATL
By 06APR03 all I keep seeing is MD88's for those.

Perhaps it's a morning flight (wasn't the final NW 727 flight earlier in the day?)

06APR03 DL1442 departs 7:15am GSO-ATL B727.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7494 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10078 times:

DL1730 ATL - ROC won't be in til 10pm. Departs @ 8:30am .


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 10065 times:

I know they still fly the 727s into GSO, I see them on final all the time.

User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6858 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9959 times:

at least 20 of DL727s have found new life after DL... they'll be in Indonesian Airlines... I dunno where they'll fly to, since 727s can't fly to a lot of destinations here...

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9880 times:

It might be possible for me to get on the last flight. I sure hope I can make it. Please post details as they come up.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9856 times:

This is of course subject to change, but.......

There are no 727's scheduled to fly on April 6, which is the day of the new schedule change. The last one I can find on April 5 is flight875 BUF-ATL 810PM-1020PM. So far, this is the last scheduled 727 flight I can find in the system.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9847 times:

Jackson to Atlanta, April 6, 2003
Depart 7:50am from Jackson, arriving at 10:01am in Atlanta (1:11 total flight time)
Carrier flight #Delta 1426
Depart Time 7:50am Jackson (JAN)
Arrive Time 10:01am Atlanta (ATL)
Equipment type - Boeing 727-200
Stops 0

Last 727 flight I can find on their website, everything else turns to MD88 or 737. Is that in the computers? I'm sure their website isn't 100% accurate. I'm going to keep on searching and emailing a few people with DL (no answers yet). But your finding seems to make more sense.


User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9829 times:

I went and checked again. You are right, flight 1426 does show to be a 727. I am hoping that as we get closer to the date, Delta will make some type of formal announcement of the final revenue flight. They could likely fill it up if nothing else for nostalgia reasons. I am hoping they do this in similar fashion to the retirement of the L1011. There was a final revenue flight and then there was an opportunity for employees to bid for a seat on the final flight to the desert. A lot of us would like to have the same chance with the 727.

25 Dazed767 : Yeah, if you hear anything different or they make an announcement lets us know! I want to book ASAP. Last revenue L1011 flight was great, I'm sure thi
26 Post contains links DL_Mech : Looks like the last one will be Flt. 480 DFW-ATL on 6 Apr. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/009075.html
27 Kevin82277 : We have one a day coming into Nashville from ATL then departing to CVG, I will have to go and watch this beauty one last time. Kevin BNA
28 Gsoflyer : GSO has a 727-200 flight on Feb 6th: Delta 1442 7:15am Greensboro (GSO) 8:36am Atlanta (ATL) Boeing 727-200 Maybe the next to last?
29 Gsoflyer : GSO has a 727 flight to ATL at 7:15am on Feb 6th.
30 Gsoflyer : that should have read: GSO has a 727 flight to ATL at 7:15am on Apr 6th. Sorry about that.
31 Srbmod : A sad day indeed when that last flight lands. The 727 is probably my favorite Boeing a/c, I've flown on two of them with Delta (ATL-DCA), and really l
32 Bruce : I heard that about 12 or so of the 727s are going to be broken up at GWO. anybody else hear this? I'm going to have to get with my contact there and t
33 Dazed767 : DFW-ATL flight 480 seems to be the last 727 then. 480 continues on to ORF but changes to a MD88 that day.
34 BR715-A1-30 : So the candidates are either JAN-ATL, or DFW-ATL?
35 Dazed767 : Well DFW-ATL is the last 727 arrival to ATL it seems. Of course that could change.
36 Dazed767 : No info yet guys? I've sent 2 different emails to 2 different Delta departments on their website, no response at all yet (it's been over a week). Are
37 Jhooper : I heard that about 12 or so of the 727s are going to be broken up at GWO. anybody else hear this? I'm going to have to get with my contact there and
38 Dazed767 : Delta got back to me, there has been no official annoucement yet, but when there is they will contact me. I figure within 2 weeks we should hear somet
39 Zrb2 : February 28, 2003 FlightID: DAL9900 (Commercial, Jet) Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE Company: DELTA AIR LINES, INC. Country: UNITED STATES Radio Call: DELT
40 DeltaMD11 : Now ain't that just a damn shame. I feel like bustin out and singing: "Come on baby, and rescue me"! Ahh well, I'm sure that they had a long life, and
41 Dazed767 : Just bringing this post back to life. Airways mag, and some others on flyer talk are saying DL607 GSO-ATL on the 6th is the last trip. Delta will make
42 Post contains images United_Fan : As stated in my trip report,check it out in that section! , I got to fly on N533DA and N8890Z (new colors) on Sunday. While at ATL I didn't see any M
43 Post contains links and images BA : In my opinion, the 727 is by far one of the best aircraft ever built in aviation history. It's one hell of a workhorse I tell ya. I had the pleasure o
44 Dazed767 : Less than 2 weeks away. Not only will I get to fly on my first CRJ, and MD11, but most likely my last 727 flight. It's going to be a sad and exciting
45 BUFJets : I think tonight is the last Delta 727 flight to Buffalo. It's too bad it comes in after dark.
46 Jhooper : How many 727s are left in the fleet? What is the timeline for retiring the rest of the fleet? If someone knows actual reg. numbers along with retireme
47 Post contains images Foxecho : I know MEM's last Delta 727 will be April 5th, flight 768 to ATL, unfortunately I will have been displaced to MCI by then,so I wont be there I believe
48 Skymileman : That sucks, I will miss the 72's.
49 Jhooper : Is anyone from A.net booked on the last flight?
50 Post contains images Dazed767 : I'm booked on flight 607 GSO-ATL on April 6th (doesn't seem like it will change, but if it does I'm ready ). Too bad this isn't as big of a deal as th
51 United_Fan : Will they issue a poster commemotating 727 service like they did with the L1011 ?
52 Post contains links and images Foxecho : There will be a poster as there was with the L-1011....how it will be available I dont know yet I have put my name in for the ATL-VCV retirement fligh
53 Dazed767 : Since you work for DL, have they confirmed that 607 GSO-ATL is the final flight? I'm gonna give cust. care another call tonight JUST to be on the safe
54 Post contains links L1011dal : I also heard the last flight will be DL607 GSO-ATL. Several 727's will be flown ATL-VCV (non revenue) the following days with last flight on April 8.
55 Post contains images United_Fan : N522DL overnighted in ROC last nite,old colors. When is ROC's las day ? I know we'll get MD88's until June 1,when it goes all Connection . Does DL op
56 727LOVER : I just saw N522DA-Ithinkits DA, not DL, a few days ago. The past few days, I have seen N283WA, N533DA, and today N8882Z.
57 United_Fan : Yeps,you're right 727LOVER. I'll swing thru the airport tonite and see what's there. Are there any old,old color 727's still in service?
58 Post contains links and images United_Fan : View Large View MediumPhoto © Rudy Chiarello N523DA was overnighting here in ROC.Flytecomm says DL1149 is a MD88 today. I'll check it out tomorro
59 727LOVER : As far as I know, N521DA was the only one I had been seeing through January. Saw it at ATL on Jan. 24. Saw N283WA atTPA today.
60 Post contains images United_Fan : N8890Z (new colors!)just arrived in ROC. I uploaed a pic to jetphotos.net . Weather was gray and crappy,but we'vew only got a week left . I flew this
61 Post contains links United_Fan : If you go to http://www.jetphotos.net and type in 727-200 , my pic is the first one. She just roared over my house 10 minutes ago to ATL.
62 Gocaps16 : According to delta.com, GSO-ATL flight 1442 is a 727 but it departs GSO at 7:15am, probably the 2nd to last 727 flight? Only 15 seats available. Is th
63 Dazed767 : Looking online 11 seats are still open on that 'last' 727. I'm gonna try and get in touch with DL marketing tomorrow or tuesday.
64 727LOVER : Our remaning 727 here in TPA overnights..delta.com says the last depart is on morning of April 5, but it says that the plane that comes in that night
65 Post contains links and images United_Fan : Here's a link to my fair pic......I'll try to get another one this weekend if the weather coperates http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=55820 I
66 Dazed767 : That would be cool if the last one to go was still in new colors....I still haven't been on a n/c's aircraft yet.
67 United_Fan : The 1 and only new colors one I was on was N8890Z on March 9th. ATL - ROC . I was on 2 mid-colors ones ,N519DL & N532DL. Now I'll have to settle for
68 Post contains links and images United_Fan : Here's another pic of mine,not good enough for here..... http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=46806 Shameless plug....
69 Kevin82277 : The last Delta 727 into Atlanta arrives the 5th at 2:40pm and departs forever at 3:45 to CVG. I am sure going to miss that wonderful bird. I am glad I
70 Foxecho : I've got a seat on the Desert flight to Victorville on the 8th, if I can I will post a trip report! Andrew
71 727LOVER : Anybody know which aircraft will operate the last scheduled flight?
72 United_Fan : Any idea when the last arrival/departure into / out of ROC is on Saturday or Sunday. Man,I'm really gonna miss these,but I don't blame DL for replaci
73 Dazed767 : Where are you getting that info from? There aren't even any 727 flights that day and even any 3:45 departures to CVG.
74 Foxecho : Its going to be 2 ships at once out to VCV on morning of the 8th, I do not know ship numbers at this time. I was on the L-1011 ride out to VCV back in
75 Post contains images IwantaBBJ : Hi everyone I'm looking at Flight Explorer right now, and there are two DL 727's currently flying from ATL to VCV: DL9900 and DL9902, right next to ea
76 Post contains images Dazed767 : FL152 now just looked again going back up over 20,000....maybe he'll do some barrel rolls while he's up there
77 Post contains images IwantaBBJ : Both a/c have landed at VCV... Mike
78 Post contains images United_Fan : It looks like ROC now has gone all MD88 . I'll have to check but all websites point to this
79 Nonrevman : Anybody know which aircraft will operate the last scheduled flight? It appears to be ship 580. She just came through here in DFW. The livery is the la
80 Dazed767 : I'll be there! Im leaving for GSO in a few hours, can't wait to come back with a trip report. Rgds, Justin
81 United_Fan : I really want a poster,sticker and a t-shirt......do you think these items will make their way to delta's website ?
82 727LOVER : Ship 580? What's the full reg. #?
83 Post contains links and images United_Fan : Well,it's official - no more DL727's in ROC. Drove thru the ice storm to see N919DL ,an MD88 there. View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Licko
84 Nonrevman : Ship 580 is reg# N283WA, aquired from the Western Airlines merger. This still shows to be aircraft making up the final flight.
85 Post contains images Wlwjr : I'm here in the GSO area after driving from DCA for attendance on the final flight. I hope to meet other airliners.net folks here at GSO. I'll be arri
86 Dazed767 : I should be there tomorrow around 16:00. Justin Also on the final rev. L1011 flight.
87 Kaitak : Well, this is the day. After 30 years of flying 727s, Delta finally packs in its last one. It's also the last aircraft DL has, which requires an F/E.
88 Jhooper : The final revenue flight looks pretty full, but amazingly only TWO nonrevs are listed for the flight. I would have expected more employees to take the
89 727LOVER : Well yesteday I watched the last DL rev. 727 N533DA flight leave TPA, but then last night I saw one come in. I think it then went staight to the deser
90 Post contains links Jhooper : Delta 607 is ready for departure. I'll be tracking the flight at http://www.geocities.com/germb777/delta607.html. Flight 607 Flight Information Depart
91 Jhooper : Flight 607 is airborne! Information as of 2314Z FlightID: DAL607 (Commercial, Jet) Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE Company: DELTA AIR LINES, INC. Country: U
92 Deltadude8 : Airline Delta Flight Number 607 Departure City (Airport) Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO) Departure Time 04/06/2003 06:14 PM Arrival City (Airport) Atl
93 Jhooper : Flight 607 is home! Information as of 0026Z FlightID: DAL607 (Commercial, Jet) Status: ARRIVED 2304Z (on the 6th at 2320Z). Company: DELTA AIR LINES,
94 Post contains images United_Fan : And so ends the 727 in mainline service with the US majors Saaaadddd.........
95 Msh744 : I haven't had time to read the entire thread, but there's always Pan Am III if you feel desperate for a 727 ride... -Msh744
96 Jhooper : Would someone please post a pic in the database?
97 Dazed767 : Most of my digital shots were either video or gate shots (of the cake, ballons etc). I shot prints, there are a few good ones, but my scanner is prett
98 JmhLUV2fly : well.....did anyone get any pictures of her final flight? It was a really cloudy over cast day today in ATL...I would know I was there all day today..
99 Big777jet : That's correct JmhLUV2fly. I just flew today from FLL-ATL-MKE. I saw B727 park on the maintenance ramp after took off runway 8R. It was very low cloud
100 Post contains links and images DL_Mech : View Large View MediumPhoto © Thomas D. Mayes, Jr.View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark GarfinkelView Large View MediumPhoto © Vasco Garci
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