Magyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3710 times:
I know that Wings did a tribute to the trijet some weeks ago, but look at that photo. There are ten aircraft on it, eight of them are B727s from seven different airlines! That reminds me a lot ORD when the 727s were everywhere.
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3441 times:
God and how many of those airlines are gone or almost dead?
NW: Better off Dead
TW: Sadly gone
AA: Bought TW
CO: Before my beloved airline's downfall, or right at the start with the date of that pic.
UA: Almost back from the brink
NY: Part of CO
DL: Should be dead
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3212 times:
The seven two is, second to the 707, my favourite airliner of all time. Beautiful, perfect aeroplane. My first flight was on one (VH-ANA Sydney to Brisbane, some time in the late 70s) and I had many others, more Ansett (including VH-ANA again in the late 90s just before she was retired after a couple of decades of service), Continental and United in the USA, Syrianair (now that was one tired bird! - but flew beautifully) and just a few weeks ago, a non-ADV ex Air France bird from Dubai to Tehran on Iran Aseman ("Iranian Sky" in Farsi), and it was just the most beautiful ride, old plane and a very anaemic takeoff and climbout, but so graceful. Nearly as much fun as the Saha 707s. I still hold out of hope of getting to Central or South America to get a -100 (which I've never flown).
It lost an engine in 1989 after it ingested a chunk of blue ice -- the incident, I believe, Patrick Smith refered to when he coined the phrase "when the s**t hits the turbofan."
Otherwise, I love the thread starter photo. What is the Eastern twin in the background? A300 or 767? Forgive my ignorance. I remember when PHL looked something like that and virtually nothing that flew over my childhood home had engines on the wings.
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6489 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
I really love the look of 727s. It's so much cleaner looking than the pod-on-wing jets that have survived. I don't think we'll quite see that sort of grace until we see BWBs...so not for a while, except the DoD. I suppose I could just admire the B-2, then.
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