Gnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1673 times:
I can't enough extol the 727. Most of the flights I've been on have been operated by 727s, everywhere from ATL to PHX to CUN. In terms of performance, the 727's day has come and is now long gone. But my first flight was on Labor Day in 1987; I was 6 on Delta's Flight 249 from ATL to SRQ, and DL918 coming back. I wrote down the flight numbers; that's how I remember them. What a memory...that's why the 727 is my favorite airliner for a very superficial and nonscientific reason, but a reason which means the world to me.
Boeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 961 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1673 times:
I will have to agree with you guys, the B727 is one of the greatest airliners ever. The three man cockpit makes it easy for the flight crew to control this bird, even in a crisis situation; having that extra pair eyes makes a big difference. The B727 has the highest footprint of any airliner (at least this was true 15 years ago), meaning that the most weight per tire is exerted upon the runways and taxiways, making it a very stable aircraft to control on the ground. The Boeing engineers really did know what they were doing when they designed this beauty.
Trent From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
I think the 727 is very spacious for an aircraft of its size and actually, it feels roomier than a 737. I have had many good experiences aboard 727s whether they were on American, Continental and even Iberia. Surprisingly, I didn't even find the interior to be as noisy, during flight, as I had expected them to be. Unfortunately, its time has come to retire to make way for more efficient and modern aircraft.
Charles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
I used to love those 727s. I first flew on one in 1964, on American. It was absolutely brand new, and was gorgeous. I flew many times on the 727 on United also.
I enjoyed many trips on the 727-200. I think the extra length makes it more graceful and attractive. The 727-200 cost about 2,500 an hour to run, compared to 2000 for an MD-80. This is mainly due to the higher fuel consumption a three engine aircraft requires. The 200 was last produced in 1984. It also gave very hard landings, as I recall. It's time has passed, but it was a great aircraft. I flew many 727-200s on Delta, and enjoyed my flights tremendously. I last flew on a 727-200 (on Delta)I also flew on many on Alaska Airlines in the 1980s. The legroom was fantastic, as was the service. When I would fly them into SJC, I really enjoyed seeing the automatic stairs come out, and extend, so we could deplane. I also flew many 727s on Western...those were nice too, and their aircraft again had lots of legroom.
Montenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
Well, I have a great expirience in the 727, and immagine a Socialistic one. My first flight somewhere in 1986 from Tivat to Belgrade was operated by the JAT's B727, what a great airplane, space, comfort, great seats it was really a pleasure. It was nice flying JAT theese days it was the only Socialist East European country to fly the West Built fleet (DC9/Dc10/B737). The 727 was divided into 2 classes, the Economy and forward the so called Adriatic class with extra service and lovely blue seats. As far for now I know that JAt usually operate the 727 to Tivat in Summer. Another "Socialist" 727 was the AVIOGENEX charter from BG to Tivat in 1989 it was pleasure, red seats but much crowded due to all economy seating. I find good that plane.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
I personally had very good experiences on B. 727-200, but I think the plane was not so "sporty" as the 100 one. I flew in the following ones:
EC-CFF - Iberia - Geneva/Madrid
EC-CBJ - Iberia - Madrid/Lisbon
CN-RMQ - Royal Air Maroc - Amsterdam/Brussels
I-DIRG - Alitalia - Rome/Athens
CS-TBW - TAP - Lisbon/Madrid
CS-TBS - TAP - Lisbon/Madrid
N7448U - United - Albany/Chicago
The best flight I had was with EC-CFF, it was my longest flight and it went very well. The plane is powerfull but in shorter runways it tends to be quite dificult to stop it! My last experience with United went good too, it was a 1 and half flight and the plane handled well. All the ones I flew were 3-3 seats and its was quite confortable, but as I said in the beggining the shorter one was a race plane!!!