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User currently offlineAAL777-223 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 15 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

when will the 727's retire? i thought i heard this year but i may be wrong. also, if and when they do retire will some keep them around for charters???

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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3369 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 15 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

Depends on what airline you are talking about.

User currently offlineAlvaro From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 14 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

Hi everyone!
As for my country, Mexico, I can tell you that Mexicana is already looking to retire or sell their last 22 B727´s. Actually, they already sold some planes to Allegro, another mexican airline. That is why Mexicana already operates the A320, so they can eventually replace their 727´s as well as their F100´s. The airline already operates 16 A320 and 8 more are expected to be delivered soon. However, I think they might use some of the 727´s on their regional airlines: AeroCaribe and AeroCozumel.

En Mexicana cumplimos 85 años de hacerte sentir el placer de volar sin limites
User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 14 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

If my memory is correct, final retirement for the 727 at AA is late 2003.
Other contributors on here have more info on UA,DL & NW. But safe to say that by 2004 or 5 they will all be gone.

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 14 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

NWA recently shifted delivery dates for their current order of A320's to an earlier time to speed up retirement of their remaining 727's.

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 14 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

United is retiring the 727 at a rather rapid rate (25 a year) and the last batch will leave in the year 2003.

Farewell to the trimotor (IT IS NOT A THREEHOLER)!

User currently offlineBigD From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Does anyone recall when the first 727 was introduced?


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

It will be sad to see the 727s go.  Sad

I think most of them will be gone in 2004-6.  Sad

I am going to have to book flights to get on NWA, AA, DL, and UA 727s before they're gone.

User currently offlineRoberson From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

The late 60s (maybe 1965?)

User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

The 727 was first rolled out in 1963, and first entered service with Eastern Airlines

"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

United Airlines began retiring the 727-222A's in Febuary. This move will help United Airlines to drive down costs, and eliminate the only 3 person cockpit aircraft left in our fleet.

The 727 retirment is going at a rate of about 25 planes per year, over the next 3 years. In January of 2001, there were 75 727s in the fleet, there are now either 71 or 73. The retirment process has been placed on a temporary hiatus as there are not enough planes to compinsate for the retirement yet. This will be ending shortly...if it already has not.

By the end of 2003, all 727s will be eliminated from United's fleet. Certain markets will recive the 757 and the 737-300/500 as a replacement, while others recieve the A320. Some cities will see the end of main-line United service with the 727 and the 732 retirements comming up.

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