CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
UA is retiring 25 727's in 2001,accelerating the retirement process of this classic aircraft. The reasons is due to skyrocketing fuel and labor costs. The airline expects to have retired the entire 727 fleet by 2003 and has ordered 13 additional A319/320 a/c to replace them. The average age of the 727 fleet is 21 years.