Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
DL 727 Wood Paneling  
User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

I remember flying on a DL 727 when I was in 2nd grade, ATL-CAE. This was a long time ago (I think 1986 or so) but it's the first airplane trip i remember really well. It was part of a CAE-TPE trip we took. I remember the outbounds 727 did not have any wood paneling but I remember the return trip our 727 had wood paneling- a wood paneled door on the lav is what I remember. Does anyone recall this feature. I just loved that plane, and thought it was a classy touch. I have never ever seen wood paneling again on a plane. Anyone have any info?

Chris

16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2977 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

While I dont know about Delta's old 727s, I think Lauda Air planes have wood paneling..

JBLU


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

I didn't DL operated the 727 from CAE-TPE  Smile


PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

actually DL wasn't operating TPE at that time... the routing was CAE-ATL-LAX on DL and then LAX-TPE on CI.... Man that sure was a long flight for a 7 yr old, esp LAX-TPE... even worse we missed out LAX-ATL connection and had to wait 10 hours at LAX for the redeye. I ran all over that place like a kid in a candy store.. I think that that is where I found my love for aviation.

chris

[Edited 2004-02-29 05:56:52]

User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Their 727s, D93s, and L10s all had the '70s faux wood look inside. I don't remember wood-paneled lav doors, but I do know the '9s, L10s, and many of the older 72s had wood-paneled bulkheads. It was most unappealing. I flew on a Delta 727 as late as 1994 that had wood-paneled bulkheads. It also had not been retrofitted with Delta's '90s narrowbody interior (the alternating rows of red, navy, and grey seats), and instead sported the orange-and-red narrowbody seats from the '70s and '80s. I *believe* the aircraft was an ex-Western 727, but I'm not entirely sure.

User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

I remember the "Brady bunch" interior well.. apparently there were ships with it up until Leo Mullins rein over the company

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

I remember the wood paneling all the way up until 1997 on the 727's....flying LAS-LAX on ship 513(?) It too had the paneling and bright (well, faded) pastel seats that looked like something straight out of a That 70's Show set.


I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Western Airlines 727s used to have the wood as well.



Jim who misses Western Airlines.



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

I have been on 5 Delta 727-200's, and 4 of them I have been on had wood panelling. This ways back in 1996 though. My final 727 flight was in 2002 on Delta from CVG-ATL and this aicraft had the newwe pinstripes interior. It looked brand new inside. Some of Delta's L-1011's had the wood panelling, but most of them didnt.

My mom told me that AA's 727's also used to have the wood panelling.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2515 times:

I MISS THE 727!!!!

 Crying

Iflewrepublic.



Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently onlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 963 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

FlyingDoctorWu:

Here are a few DL 727 cabin view photos from a few years before your flight, but maybe it looked the same?
View Large View Medium

Photo © Mike Genovese
View Large View Medium

Photo © Mike Genovese

IMO - The 727 has one of the best looking (well-integrated) overhead stowage and indirect lighting designs for an aircraft cabin.



And a TWA 707 with the woodgrain bulkheads:

View Large View Medium

Photo © Mike Genovese




[Edited 2004-03-01 04:43:39]


∙ ---{--« ∙ ----{--« ∙ --{-« ∙ ---{--« ∙ --{--« ∙ --{-« ∙ ----{--« ∙
User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

From what my memory serves, I remember the wood grain looking good... Oh and the tray table was wood grain also!

Chris


User currently onlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 963 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Anything that isn't loud or irritating such as woodgrain, neutral or pastel colors are fine. I can deal with looking at a faux-wood bulkhead or tray for a few hours. However, Wardair's flying circus cabin scheme took top honors for being annoying after about five minutes:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Doug Bull





∙ ---{--« ∙ ----{--« ∙ --{-« ∙ ---{--« ∙ --{--« ∙ --{-« ∙ ----{--« ∙
User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Holy crap, That interior is awful!

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1044 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

That Wardair interior was actually a reincarnation of the interior Braniff put in the 'Big Orange' in 1971. My theory is that Wardair inherited that second 747-100 that Braniff never took, and adopted the Braniff interiors. At least we know what a Braniff DC-10 might have looked like inside.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

SAS MD-90 front lavs have a window with a light wood sill. Very nice.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

In 2000. I flew on a 727 with wood paneling from ATL-ATL. Thats right. I got on that plane and I was quite nervous. It was likely the oldest 727 in the fleet at this time. It was supposed to fly to BUF. I remember i was in 29F and I looked out and the wing was covered in grease and grime especially from the foreward slats track rearward. Takeoff was fine and at 3000 the captain leveled off and we flew north and then he came on and said we might have to go back to ATL cause of a gear door that would not shut. He cycled the gear two or three times but no luck on the closing door. We burned fuel for about 30 minutes before turning back to atl. When we got back we switched to a newer looking 727 with a refinished interior and it was much cleaner. It had the new paint scheme at the time. It was my last 727 flight with delta :-(

I also flew an interesting 727 for the delta fleet. The seats were flowered and the traytable backs were orange so it was quite a psychadellic feeling in the cabin. People said this might have been an ExEastern 727 that I was on. Anybody know?



The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Aircraft With Wood Paneling On Interior posted Mon Feb 27 2006 03:11:38 by TheFlyGuy2
DL 727 Still Flying.... posted Fri Apr 9 2004 15:33:31 by Upsmd11
DL 727 Pilots - What Are You Flying Now? posted Sun Feb 22 2004 01:03:47 by Iluv727s
DL 727 Galley Question posted Mon Dec 15 2003 02:45:55 by Flydeltaorf
1 More Year For DL 727's posted Sat Mar 8 2003 23:56:17 by Swa tpa
DL 727's To Replace NW 727's On NBA Charters? posted Wed Feb 12 2003 18:37:40 by Tom in NO
Last DL 727 Flight? posted Fri Jan 10 2003 04:09:31 by RL757PVD
DL 727's posted Fri Nov 15 2002 23:15:46 by PatM04
DL 727 Mco-bdl? posted Fri Oct 11 2002 19:39:55 by N757st
Mystery DL 727 At AUS (timetable Question) posted Fri Sep 27 2002 08:31:46 by Usa4624