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Delta 727s To Stay Until At Leat April 28, 2003  
User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

Checking my PC DL timetable shows that the 727 will still be servicing KMCI as of April 28, 2003... I thought that they would have been gone by then but I guess not...

Anyone have any info on the last DL 727 flight?

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User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

SORRY

LEAST not Leat


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6485 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

I don't know if I would trust the PC timetables. I just pulled up a random date of April 14th and there were no 727's scheduled for MCI.

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6485 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

As an addition, I know that the DL timetables are screwed up. They don't reflect any of the changes occurring at DFW which go into effect on April 6th. They still show DFW-MSY as 3x 738 in April. But the new DFW-MSY schedule is 7x RJ and 1x MD90.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

The new PC timetables should be up tomorrow (they pretty much always do it the first business day of the month). For example, my current timetable (Feb 2003, downloaded yesterday) shows that there are 4 727s on MEM-ATL for 4 Jun 2004, which we all know to be wrong.

Jeff


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

Through communicating with operations at DL, the date for the last flight is set in concrete as April 6th, 2003, ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">GSO-GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">ATL. Here is the e-mail included:

I received your request for information about the
> last Delta B-727 flight.
>
> We have just received official word that the last
> revenue flight for the
> B-727 is Flight 607 on 6 April 2003. The flight is
> scheduled to depart
> Greensboro, N.C. at 5:55 P.M. and arrive in Atlanta
> at 7:20 P.M.. You can
> obtain a ticket by calling Delta reservations at
> 1-800-221-1212 or you can
> make a reservation over the internet by using the
> following e-mail address:
> www.delta.com.

~Going to be a sad day in aviation when that 727 touches down in GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">ATL~

Bryan
Chat Operator Delta767

[Edited 2003-03-02 23:24:03]


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

The flight is scheduled to depart Greensboro, N.C. at 5:55 P.M. and arrive in Atlanta at 7:20 P.M.

Then it's GSO-ATL, not ATL-GSO, right?


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Hmmm something is screwy up there  Sad At any rate, yes I meant GSO-ATL. Sorry about that. Trying to eat dinner, watch television, and type at the same time requires concentration  Big grin


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

For some reason I don't trust what Delta said. I wouldn't be suprised if that changed again...

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

I've been looking at load factors for a flight down to ATL from ROC,and there aren't many emptie seats on thurs nites! One or 2 seats.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

The last day for a DL 727 in scheduled service will be April 6, 2003. This is because the "new" cockpit doors have to be installed by April 7, 2003. DL is not putting the doors in the 727s.(They do currently have the bar but not the 500lb door). I hate to see them go.........take the MD-88s....those things are JUNK!!!!
Steve



CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
User currently offline727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

I'm very sad about this - I am going to miss this plane, and I've been frantically trying to find the most economical way to get me to GSO for that last flight. *sniff* I hope someone's prepared to comfort me on that day  Sad

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User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

I would join you if I could but unfortunately I cannot make it to this final flight, I will not be in the United States on Apr 6th. I made it last year with American because I was in Miami the day of the AA727 retirement, but this year it doesn't work out for me. I would have arranged a trip to Atlanta just for that if I were living in the United States. Have a good time.

727 Gal, thanks for the pictures, I appreciate.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

I've been looking to get up to GSO, the airfare is insane right now. MCO-GSO R/T and getting on that final flight is like $500.

User currently offlineLufthansa404 From Germany, joined Aug 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Sad to see em go ;( Lovely birds they are!

My most memorable experience, was when I was able to clear DAL1251 JFK - DEN for takeoff. The captain was nice enough, to switch on the strobe on ground so I could see him from the tower. It was allready very dark outside back in December 2000. The 727 roared down rwy 31L and I cleared him to contact departure. Thing he took the bridge climb or was it canarsie? Dont remeber.
The route he flew was: KJFK COATE FLINT ONL SNY LANDR KDEN
Flightnumber was DAL1251

Anyone know what happend to this flight? Cant find it on any timetable or amadeus.net anymore ;( Seems like no direct flights to Denver from JFK. Is that correct?
BTW: Is there a way to get out the registration of the 727 that used to operate on that 5th or 6th December 2000 as DAL1251?

Thanks a lot guys!

Cheers

Jan


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6485 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3424 times:

JFK-DEN was cancelled a few years back. In the past few years, DL has axed JFK-SAN, JFK-PDX, JFK-IAH, JFK-DEN and JFK-MIA. Some of these cities have enough international service on their own, so they don't need the connection through JFK. Others have found it more convenient to connect through traditional hubs. It also doesn't help that DL has reduced the number of European flights out of JFK over the past ten years.

User currently offlineStormin From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 3399 times:

Just looked up that flight from GSO and all that is available is First Class according to DL's website. Better get those last seats while you can!

ATL(U-class) - GSO - ATL(in A-class) $297 on 4/6 for a same day R/T.


Enjoy!


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

I was looking to do a sameday ROC-ATL-ROC run on a Sunday.Only first was available on the return flight. $335 . I'm thinking about it...........


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Well,I went big! This Sunday I'm doing a day trip down to ATL. It's alot for a day,but hey,when am I gonna ride on a 727 again?


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

I am very happy that I was able to get on a DL727 DFW-AUS about a year and a half ago (October 2001 I think). I thought I would probably never ride on one again. Indeed, on the way up to DFW we got an MD-88. Great flights both directions, went up for Texas-OU 2001. We lost the game, but at least I didn't have to brave the drive on I-35! And I only paid $67 round trip...considering my truck gets about 16 mpg, it doesn't cost much more to fly Big grin


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Just talked to delta, they called customer care, they agreed that GSO-ATL is the final flight. I'm still going to wait another week or so before I book, I always have trouble talking to DL over the phone.
I waited like 15 minutes to talk to someone. Finally I get a DL rep, so I tell her my situation and about how I want to be on the final 727 flight, and heard it was April 6 GSO-ATL. She says "OK sir, I don't understand what you mean, what about the 727?". At that point I wanted to hang up.


User currently offlineAmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Very very very sad to see the 727's go. I have only been on 1 DL 727... it was so funny, that flight was like torture. I was already nervous cuz I knew the plane would be old and this was at the time when most DL 727's looked trecherous (1999) and burned and stuff and my plane was no exception. Then I could smell fuel on the plane and my seat belt broke and the bins were about to fall off...but in an event I am sad to see them go! They have the coolest take-offs

Matt~


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