Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
I seem to recall that only the 721s were converted to RR powerplants. They only had 8 722s, and those still had the JT8D engines. All 8 were retired after 9/11 for fleet simplification reasons, and i believe some have been sold.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
They did get off the ground with a configured 727-100 but it didnt last long. The plane was a common sight at BWI apparently, and the UPS service was supposed to actually be pretty decent!! They came around with snack baskets with lots of things to choose from. The seats were blue cloth, legroom was 31". I believe the flights were operated on behalf of Apple..