Pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1218 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
Based on the date, I would guess that it was one of UAs 727s that were based in Europe for inter-continental routes that UA gained from Pan Am when it went under.
I know that TWA, Delta and Pan Am all use to fly 727 equipment throughout Europe.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
When United first bought Pan Am's LHR slots, in 1991, it inherited a few intra-Europe routes that were used to feed Pan Am flights to the USA. PA and subsequently, UA flew LHR to BRU, AMS, FRA, and I believe MUC. The LHR-BRU/AMS flights survived well into the late 1990's but were operated with B767-300 aircraft, that originated at JFK.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
United also briefly based a few 727-200's at CDG, and operated flights to GVA, ZRH, and ATH from there. These flights were feeding UA nonstops to LAX, SFO, ORD, and IAD, all of which for a time (this was 1991/92) were flown with B767-200's.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2431 times:
Actually, NonRevKing, those IB A319's in MIA are not for Transatlantic flights. IB operates a minihub in MIA for flights to Latin America for pax connecting from MAD. IB uses these A319's for these flights to destinations such as MEX, SJO, PTY, etc.
Skyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 461 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Pan Am & TWA operated a fleet of 727's in Europe till the early 90's not only to provide feeder services for their flights accross the pond but also for flights from various cities around Europe to West Berlin. Before the fall of the wall, the only airlines into and out of West Berlin were US, British and French carriers, no other carriers (including LH) were allowed by a treaty signed in the late 1940's between the Allies and the Soviets. So when UA took over PA's routes, it had to continue those services to West Berlin and for a while which they inherited from PA.
"Those who talk, do not know, and those who know, do not talk."
Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1856 posts, RR: 7 Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
I believe the UA 727-222's that were European based were the old "lead sled" non advanced with the Dash 7A engines, N7620U - N7647. The one in the picture above I think is N7644U. These aircraft had an additional exit at Row 8 which was eventually made non functional. Look at the windows in front of the two over wing exits. You can see the outline of the door if you look closely.