Exnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 675 times:
AA pulled the 727s out of ORD several months ago. As you probably know, Chicago's airports are plagued by neighbors who could best be described as "Noise Nazis".
CO did much the same with their 727s and DC-9s as they were phased out during 1998-99. EWR was the first to lose them, then CLE. Noise has never been a big issue here in Houston due to the fact that enough land was acquired when IAH was built to create a buffer around the airport. DFW is designed in a similar manner.
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 692 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 632 times:
Thanks guys........ya know, if these people are dumb enough to build or buy a house by an airport than they have no right to complain........unless they were there before the airport but in ORD's case i doubt that is the case!
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1847 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 624 times:
The 727's are based out of MIA & DFW and flown mostly to airports where some buffer land is around it. Better catch a flight on one soon as they have about 2 yrs left in service with AA.
Highliner is right, these people must have their head up their A-- .ORD has been there for over 40 years as many other airports. They don't see the planes when they buy the house??Come on...It amazes me these people get local Governments then to buy or "soundproof" their homes at the taxpayers expense. What a deal.Only in America!
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7694 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 552 times:
I think we will see more 722's from AA and UA retired on a fairly fast clip as AA gets more 738's and UA gets more A320's. So hurry up to fly one because the 722 might be put on an accelerated retirement schedule!
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3320 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 516 times:
Yes, that's right. American no longer flies 727's out of ORD, neither out of LGA. They are based in DFW and MIA. This means that wherever you see an American 727 today, it comes from or goes to either MIA or DFW. It it obvious that the final 727 flight at American will end in either DFW or MIA. I read in the Sivlerbird book that American will retire its last 727 end of 2003, the DC-10's are gone already. I absolutely agree with Tan flyr, better fly on a 727 now before it's too late!
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