SteveT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 44 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
I just read on AOL business news that Northwest is speeding up the replacement of its 727,s. They have arranged to take delivery of 3 A319's and 2 A320's in 2001 instead of 2002, and 5 757's in 2001 instead of 2004. All 31 727's will be gone by 2004. I've flown on Northwest 727's twice this year and I like them, they look new inside and out. I'll miss them when they are gone.
Zerkwfd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
What happens to the third officers on the NWA 727's? Are they all qualified to be second officers? Indeed, unless a 727 is flying on a given day, are those thirds given the option to fly as other crew on 2 officer airliners?
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1449 times:
I'm pretty sure second officers will become first officers on 319 or 320 or 757. Maybe, first officers DC-9 or MD-80 for a while. I'm sure NWA do not layoff all of it's second officers. Same idea Delta's second officer L1011 and 727's move to 737-800, 757, 767, 777 and MD88.
There are so many captains will be retire in a few years and so first officer will jump to become captain.