American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4158 posts, RR: 12 Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 293 times:
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I just read that US Airways just retired the last two 727's they had, one built in 1970 for Eastern and the other one built in 1975 for Braniff. US Airways Shuttle has operated the 727 since 1992 when it bought the Trump Shuttle which consisted mostly of ex-Eastern 727's. US Airways introduced the Airbus A320 on Shuttle flights one year ago, flying out of NY La Guardia to Boston Logan and Washington Reagan (National). The Airbus A320 burns 40% less fuel than the 727 it replaces, in other words one million gallons of fuel is saved per year per aircraft. It also has more legroom and new technology features such as power ports for lap top computers. US Airways is also introducing the A319 on the Boston-Washington route currently flown with a 737. US Airways goes Airbus.