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Did You Know Delta Had 727-100's?  
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4009 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
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I didn't know that, until three days ago when I read the last issue of Airways. There is in Airways an article about Detla's 727 retirement, it tells the whole story of the 727 at Delta, from the beginning 30 years ago to the final flight this year 2003. It starts by saying that Detla acquired its first 727's in the early 70's by taking over Northeast yellowbird which had 727's both 100 and 200 series. So I asked myself if Delta ever operated any 100's in its history because I had never seen any in pictures, I thought they had 200's only. It is true they never ordered 100's from Boeing.

Here is the picture I found on airliners.net:


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

IMHO - I think any airline that flew 727-200's started with the 100's


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Boy does 3 engines look awfully overkill on such a small aircraft. BTW, is the 737 nose design a rip off from the 727? they look very much the same to me. (Iv'e always wondered about this)

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Three cockpit crew members on the 727 (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer) also seem like overkill in this day and age with two cockpit crews on much larger aircraft.


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6637 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Delta never ORDERED 727-100 or 200 non-advanced.


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

707/727/737 all have same basic nose/ fuesalage x-section design


When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

The post of Luv2fly states: IMHO - I think any airline that flew 727-200's started with the 100's

Not quite true. There were several airlines who operated the 727-200 in significant numbers who bypassed the -100 altogether. Some that come to mind are Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, Olympic and THY Turkish in Europe, plus Royal Air Maroc, Air Algerie and Tunis Air across the Mediterranean. In the U.S., Western had a large fleet of -200s but never flew the -100. North of the border, Air Canada started with -200s in 1974 and flew -100s later in all-cargo configuration for a very short time in the early 1980s.


User currently offlineBoeingfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

727-100's were former NE (Northeast) yellow birds. They only flew on for a couple of years, and were retired when a new batch of 727-200's arrived.

Trivia - NE flew the 727-100's on the MIA LAX route awarded to them in 1971. DL/NE merger was conditional that the MIA LAX route was not included in the deal, as DL had SFO MIA DC-8-61 nonstop service then.

DL aquired more 727-200's in the 1987 WA (Western) merger, one of the smoothest mergers in airline history, as both airlines employees embraced the marriage of the two quality carriers. "The only way to fly, ready when you are"


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3293 times:
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Speak of the devil and someone will upload a photo! Brand new photo added to the database of a Delta 727-100 with the bicentennial widget logo.

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Photo © Frank C Duarte, Jr



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