Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 357 times:
i'll miss those classic old 747s...not to mention the L-1011s, DC-10s, 727s, 737s, and any other aircraft that is priviliged enough to fly around this bright green and blue earth...i don't think i could imagine a world where aircraft do not exist...i say we give thanks to all those persons whose extraordinary ideas let to flight as we know it today...btw is there anything special planned to celebrate 100 years of powered flight??
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 334 times:
I already miss the 747s in PAN AM's colors but I will miss the 727-200s even more. No mater what the PA 727 has been through hell and back twice very soon for a third time when PA 3 retires them for either 717s or A318s when they get more money to buy newer aircraft to replace the fleet they currently have in which maintinance and fuel costs for these magestic planes must be sky rocketing. Or who knows PA 3 will complete PA's 1 order for the A320s back in the mid 1980s. Right now as soon as PA gets more cash flowing I will predict that PA will eventually get rid of the 727s for more fuel efficient aircraft as well as a money saver in maintinance costs such as the A318, A320, 717, maybe even the 737NG if PA 3 plans to expand westward or even to destinations in Canada and the Carribbean within the next ten years.
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 333 times:
I definitely will miss the workhorse of our (Northwest's)fleet...the classic DC-9 wearing our current livery. I will also miss the 727-200 painted in either our livery or Delta's (both interim and new).
Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
N960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 321 times:
I think I'll have to go into therapy when they are gone. Well not really, but I'll be sad. What am I going to do when AS gets rid of them? I'll also mis the 727 and 767 (although its going to be a long time for the 767, thankfully). The 747 classics are sad too. I was sad when the Metros left Horizon.
I saw a shiny red BMW with this plate:
7274EVR - hehehehe
Aerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2877 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 306 times:
737-200 & 727s: these planes are such workhorses and have done so much for airlines - they also look great from front angles. DC10: so distinctive - I remember I would always look for an "engine-on-top" plane when just a tot, going out to the airport.
Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 302 times:
I`ll miss the great-looking SAS DC-9s. They are what most people think of when they hear SAS, and even though the NG737 will be a fine replacement, the cozy douglas style will be gone.
Other aircraft: the MD-11, as in my opinion it is one of the best-looking aircraft flying..Too bad they`ll all become freighters..