Copper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
TWA has finished with their 727's in the passenger role. It is getting more and more difficult to see passenger 727's in North America. How much longer will Boeing's classic three holer be plying the skys with paying passengers ? I fear the end is in sight.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4503 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1609 times:
American still has quite a few left, 60 200's or so, and plans to operate the type for three or four more years. The first 727-223 was delivered in the 1960's! By 2004, American will be 727 free. The very first 727, a 100, was delivered in 1964 so when American retires its last 727 it'll celebrate two things: the last 727 flight and fourty years of 727 operation. The last 100 was retired seven years ago already.
Bizclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1600 times:
To Flybulldog, I am not sure exactly why they call it "the pig" but after my experience on an AA 727 in March I can tell you why I would call it the pig. I have told this story a couple of times under different topics. We were flying from MIA to DFW and we were experiencing some pretty rough turbulence over the gulf while flying at 31000 feet. The pilot mentioned that aircraft ahead of us had said the air was clear at 35000 but because of our weight at the time we could not climb that high, only to 33,000. So, we went to 33,000 but it was still bumpy so he came back down to 31,000 and we rode the bumps for about 25 minutes. It was pretty bad and alot of the people on board were scared. But that is my story of "The Pig". I like 727's, this was just a performance related story.