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User currently offlineTorrance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

I heard Southwest use to fly 727s. If anyone knows more about this I am very interested to hear what you have to say.
Thanks

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

WN leased 727-100s from Braniff.

Jeff


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5478 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

WN leased them in the early 80's or late 70's
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5478 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

WN leased them in the early 80's or late 70's
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlinePilotallen From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

Yeah they wanted planes with more passenger capacity they tried it out for a very short time and found them to be encificient so I hear. there are a few photos around of them.


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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Southwest leased 727-200s from Braniff and PeoplExpress. They were used only for a short during the "on season" when they had aircraft on order. Remember, WN started with only 3 aircraft, but once they were noticed, they spread like wildfire.  


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

SWA never leased any 727-100s.

One 727-200 was leased from Braniff in 1977-1978 or so, due in part to a legal settlement that BN (and TI) lost to SWA.

In the early 1980s (1982-1984, or so, I think) SWA leased 5-6 727-200s from PeopleExpress, until the then-new 737-300s could arrive, which they did in late 1984.


User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

The 727 looks nice,but I thought WN a/c have the name on the tail and not the fuselage?


Gundu


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

The 737s have the name on the tail. The 727s had the name on the side.


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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5396 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Some of the WN 727's had a script "SW" on the tail; I could have sworn that there was a pic of one at this site, but a quick check sez, "no." I know someone onthe 'Net has it posted, but I may have to dig out an old picture I'm bound to have of it from a PHX-HOU trip once. It was a BN 727-200, as I recall.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Unless my memory is failing me, the ex-BN 727 (N406BN, ex-Frontier aircraft and sister ship to BN's N408BN Calder "flag" aircraft) had "Southwest" up the side of the tail. The PeopleExpress birds a few years later (N55*PE and N56*PE number ranges) all had the cursive stuff.

I'll have to dig through my old photos to be sure...


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