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NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?  
User currently offlineMnsourcer From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

Just curious. Been a few months since I had seen a NW 727 at MSP. Any ideas why it was there? Does NW still use these for any other purpose? Thought they were out of service as of 1/03.

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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

NW still utilizes the B727 for charter purposes... this will end shortly, however.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

I saw one today in front of the hangars at MSP. Looked nice!

co


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

A Northwest 727-200 would at least be newer than some of their DC-9s.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
They should have gotten the 9s out not the 727s.



What now?
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

I saw N8877Z (727-225A) last month at BOS, and I have heard that NW 727s are still frequently seen at LGA.

The 727s are being kept around until the end of the current NBA season, if I remember correctly, in order to fulfill contracts.

Jeff

[Edited 2003-05-04 15:55:54]

User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

A Northwest 727-200 would at least be newer than some of their DC-9s.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
They should have gotten the 9s out not the 727s.


UN_B732:
Substantiate this from an economic standpoint please because you're wrong.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

How is he wrong?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

How is he wrong?

He is not wrong on the age standpoint (perhaps I should have clarified it). I'm interested to hear why he believes the DC-9 should have been retired instead of the B727. My bet is has something to do with how good the airplane looks.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

They still have DC-9-10s from the mid 60s. Most of the last 20 or so 727 were from late 70s/early 80s.....makes no sense to me.....


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

They still have DC-9-10s from the mid 60s. Most of the last 20 or so 727 were from late 70s/early 80s.....makes no sense to me.....

Perhaps because aircraft use decisions are not make solely on aircraft age?
I believe economics comes ahead of aircraft age.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

ok, EXPLAIN the economics Smile


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5961 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

I don't know how to link it, but I did a thread on this, like a year ago...


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

727...3 engines and 3 butts to pay in the front
DC-9...2 engines and 2 people up front

Is this why the DC-9 won?

pgh234


User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

ok, EXPLAIN the economics

Oh, without going into excrutiating details, a few key overview points:
-Staffing levels (three man vs. two man cockpit)
-Optimal range and role in the NW fleet (A319 vs. B727, DC-9 serves a different role than either of them)
-Refurbishment and upgrade investments made into each fleet
-Time on airframes
-Simple capacity levels
-Fleet usage
-Availability of parts


User currently offlineMnsourcer From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

Continental,

That is where I saw it too. Was heading to my favorite spotting area. It did look great! Where do you like to spot at MSP?


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6347 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3539 times:

UN 732,

Please list the reasons for keeping the 727's rather than the DC-9's if you were charge of Northwest.


User currently offlineNWA319 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3535 times:



on Friday i saw a 742 sitting in front of the hangars along the highway there along with 4 DC-9's. I was wondering if anyboy knew why the 742 was parked there because i have never seen a 747 parked there before ever so it seemed a little odd. Are they preparing her for the desert or is there just no other place to park her or what?


Regards,
NWA319


User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3484 times:
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NWA9782 is currentlt inbound, LAX-SAT, utilizing a Boeing 727-200. The passengers... Los Angeles Lakers (to suffer defeat at the hands of the Spurs in the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals).

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

I saw a NW727 parked a the cargo area in SLC a few weeks ago. I don't know what it was doing there.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineMnsourcer From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Actually, all last week there was one 742 sitting there. It was joined by another on Monday, Wednesday and again on Friday, if I remember correctly. I was wondering why they were there as well.

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