ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
Nope. Trump Shuttle was first leased (the operating rights and the aircraft) to US Air Group, Inc. which then bought the entire operation in 1999.
The Trump Shuttle operated ex-Eastern Air Lines B727-200's and B727-100's
for the flights to DCA and BOS from LGA. Some of those jets made it over to
US Air which has since replaced all of them with A320 and A319 equipment.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
If The Don as we New Yorkers like to call him owns his own building then the possiblity of him owning his own 727-200 is quite possible. I'm sure that a rich man like himself can afford the plane parking at LGA.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
The Donald indeed does own his own private Being 727-200. It is black with gold accents and says "Trump" in small letters near the front. The Trump Shuttle 727-200s were white with a red cheat-line and a large red "T" on the tail.
When Trump went bust, his creditors reposesed the airline and renamed it Shuttle Inc. Shuttle eventually agreed to fly as US Airways Shuttle untill 1999 when US Airways bought Shuttle from The Donald's creditor banks. As mentioed US Airways quickly began retiring the 727s and replaced them with DC-9s untill the new A320 and A319s complete the fleet.
Incidentally, as times are good now, The Donald, last I heard, had acquired a new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) which I assumed would replace the 727.