CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1050 times:
I know for a fact that they seem to have quite a few flights out of Memphis on 727s. I know of Indy and Boston for a fact. I believe some to Tampa, anything else would be just a guess though. I know that within a few years they will all be gone, unfortunately they are disappearing from the passengers skies. I still get to see a ton in FedEx colors, though.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
They still regularly fly out of Detroit to various locations. I don't know where they go, and they are disappearing, but I still see quite a few. Yesterday I was outside early in the morning and a couple tookoff which shocked me because I thought they would fly quieter aircraft in the morning
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 993 times:
Yep, NWA still has a few 727s. They're on a fast track to being replaced by A320s, though. They'll be gone by next year.
Next week I'm on a NWA 727 from DTW-EWR (I booked this flight specifically for the 727 experience). I'm curious to see what they've done with the interiors of them compared with the '717' interior they put in their DC-9s (which I'm on on the first leg of the trip, MCI-DTW).
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4089 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 982 times:
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I saw two of them in Newark about a month ago. I took a picture of one that was leaving the gate, one of my best shots (I can e mail it to you if you want), and the other one was resting in the middle of the tarmac. Northwest 727's look good in the current livery. You're right, the last one will be retired in 2002.
Fjnovak1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 612 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 973 times:
The Northwest 727s have nice interiors, but they don't have new overhead bins like the DC9s nor do they have new cieling panels. Comparing the NW 727 I flew in 1998 from MSP-DTW and the 727 I was on last month from DTW to PBI and back, they looked better now but not really any more modern. The cabin looks like it is appropriate for early 1990s... the carpeting, seats, and walls have been replaced but the units above the seats with the seat belt and smoking signs are the same as always. This is not true with the nines...they have entirely new interiors (nice ones too)