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Final 727 Flights Of US Legacies?  
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3217 posts, RR: 16
Posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10050 times:

Hey all,

Hopefully a simple question.... what were the final revenue flight(s) for the 727's at the respective US legacy carriers?? If you could provide date, city pairs, scheduled Dep/Arr times, flight number, and aircraft tail number, that would be great!!

The only one I know off the top of my head is for NW:

07 January 2003, DEN-MSP, NW560, Dep 630a, Arr 927a, N299US

Thanks in advance for all responses!!




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User currently onlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6134 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10028 times:

United retired their 727-200A and 737-200A fleet on October 30th 2001.


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User currently offlineIFlyTWA From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10032 times:

TWA 9-30-00 Flt 78 MSY-STL N64339


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[Edited 2009-12-23 22:01:45]

[Edited 2009-12-23 22:01:54]


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User currently onlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6134 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10004 times:



Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 2):
TWA 9-30-00 Flt 78 MSY-STL N64339

There is a youtube video of that flight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydfsPlNIMw0



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User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9982 times:

DL's was on 4/6/03 GSO-ATL per this youtube vid.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npuTH5w2VfY


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9946 times:

According to this page,

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=51584481275

the last AA 727 flight was flight 926 MIA-RDU on April 30, 2002.



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9942 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
the last AA 727 flight was flight 926 MIA-RDU on April 30, 2002.

I thought it was MIATPA on the same date.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9902 times:



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 6):
I thought it was MIATPA on the same date.

Don't know.

Here's another source saying RDU also,

http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...ve/?date=20020501&slug=bizbriefs01



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9902 times:

USAir's final mainline 727 flights were on June 30, 1995, but the USAir/US Airways Shuttle retained 727 service until October 27, 2000.


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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9812 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 3):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydfsPlNIMw0

- I noticed the three up front (pilots) were all captains. Was that just special for that special flight? Pretty neat IMO.

David



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9788 times:



Quoting Transpac787 (Thread starter):

God I miss the 727 in NW Bowling Shoe colors. That red really accentuated the #2 inlet.


User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9718 times:

It appears that CO's last 727 flight was on 1999/11/30, CO 1634 PHX-IAH, on N17402.

So it appears the US majors retired the 727 in this order:
1995/06/30 US
1999/11/30 CO
2000/09/30 TW
2001/10/30 UA
2002/04/30 AA
2003/01/07 NW
2003/04/06 DL

There aren't too many aircraft, or at least jets, I can think of that every US major has operated. The 727-200 is certainly one of them, having been at one time or another by every one - not just those listed above but also BN, EA, NA, PA and WA ... and AS and PI if you want to consider them majors.

[Edited 2009-12-24 01:00:12]


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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9715 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 9):
- I noticed the three up front (pilots) were all captains. Was that just special for that special flight? Pretty neat IMO.

David

I'd say it was special for the last 727 flight however a couple months ago I flew DJ SYD-BNE on a 73W and we had 3 captains (2 flying and a observer) in the deck so it's does happen

You guys in the US were all lucky our last 727 flight was in April 1997 operated by AN

I only had 1 727 flight I know off 26 December 1994 I flew AN DRW-ADL and got 727-277LR VH-ANA even visited the deck


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User currently offlineUncgso From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9665 times:



Quoting JoseKMLB (Reply 4):
DL's was on 4/6/03 GSO-ATL per this youtube vid.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npuTH...w2VfY

35 good years on mainline DL at GSO only to be relegated to RJ's...travesty...


User currently offlineDelawareUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9579 times:

US airwas kept the 727 on shuttle service til 2002 or 2003

User currently offlinePhishphan70 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9544 times:



Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 11):
There aren't too many aircraft, or at least jets, I can think of that every US major has operated. The 727-200 is certainly one of them, having been at one time or another by every one - not just those listed above but also BN, EA, NA, PA and WA ... and AS and PI if you want to consider them majors.

Don't forget WN operated the type for a short while too!
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South...d=da152fb9a40d9b54633f31b7f7a82dc1


User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9403 times:



Quoting IFlyTWA (Reply 2):
TWA 9-30-00 Flt 78 MSY-STL N64339

Which if I recall, was the 727 that was involved in the 1985 Hijacking with the late Capt. Testrake..TWA 847 on June14,1985 enroute from Athens to Rome...Quite a history for that one 727!


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9373 times:



Quoting DelawareUSA (Reply 14):
US airwas kept the 727 on shuttle service til 2002 or 2003

US Airways Shuttle retired the 727 on October 27, 2000, not 2002 or 2003. They were long gone by then.



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User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9293 times:

The 727 is my favorite aircraft. It just looks smart. I see them from time to time here but I can't remember the airline. And then being originally from MEM, I see them in FDX colors!

User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9143 times:



Quoting TAN FLYR (Reply 16):
Which if I recall, was the 727 that was involved in the 1985 Hijacking with the late Capt. Testrake..TWA 847 on June14,1985 enroute from Athens to Rome...Quite a history for that one 727!

That's absoulutely correct. It was the exact same aircraft.

Best regards

L1011Lover


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4298 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9140 times:



Quoting Uncgso (Reply 13):
35 good years on mainline DL at GSO only to be relegated to RJ's...travesty...

Not to be picky, but I thought DL flew mainline MD-80s GSO-ATL. This certainly was the case a year or two ago. Considering its a sub one-hour flight, I think RJ service is somewhat acceptable considering there are routes three times that length that see the small planes operating the route. Sad and nostalgic, perhaps, but a travesty? That's dramatic.



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9027 times:



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 6):
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
the last AA 727 flight was flight 926 MIA-RDU on April 30, 2002.

I thought it was MIATPA on the same date.

The final departure was from MIA and arrived in RDU. The last arrival was from TPA to MIA that night as well. I have video from onboard flt 926 with the capt talking, but you don't really see anything since it was night and it was dark in the cabin.

Quoting Richierich (Reply 20):

Not to be picky, but I thought DL flew mainline MD-80s GSO-ATL.

I flew on an 88 2 years ago ATL-GSO, but I think now the biggest thing is a CRJ-700.


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1591 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8984 times:

I know they aren't considered legacies, but what about ATA, Sun Country, and Champion? Anyone know their last 727 flights (of course Champion was an all 727 operator)?

[Edited 2009-12-24 09:51:48]


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User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8873 times:



Quoting Uncgso (Reply 13):

That sucks. I really loved the 727 and the L-1011 they both were great birds and beautiful airplanes. I know what you mean on rj service at one point all we had was MD-88 service but now were are down to all RJs and our 88 comes back JAN 5th. When ever I would fly to AUS I would always try to book on the 27.


User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8836 times:

I miss that aircraft. If you ask my 12 y/o son what my favorite plane is he will tell you a 727.

Mark in MKE



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25 FlyDeltaJets87 : How times have change. Interesting that GSO received the last GSO 727 flight. I did know the 727 was retired from DL in 2003. We had mainline here in
26 Post contains links and images September11 : Eastern Airlines' last 727 flight was from LGA to ATL on January 18, 1991. View Large View MediumPhoto © Jim Lawrence
27 Jeffrey1970 : The 727 was my favorite aircraft. I love the way it looks.
28 United_Fan : UA flew DEN-OAK on Oct 30,2001. N7449U as UA 1639.
29 NWADC10LUVER : What a pretty sight. NWA 727's rock. My last 727 flight was SLC-MSP a full load of PAX. She hit the skies with such grace and effortlessly cleared the
30 Post contains links 71Zulu : This video gives you a nice view of the 727 on take off, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwel7Ulmrvs and what a great sound it made. Crank it up!
31 AzoresLover : Thank you for linking to that video!!! Beautiful video and audio of my all-time favorite model taking off. I've had MANY rides on it through the year
32 Post contains links and images BOACCunard : I'm not sure when, but CS seems to have retired the 727 a bit later than mainline CO. Not as big a difference as between US and US Shuttle though. I d
33 DFWEagle : A number of AA 727’s were still in service on the final day (April 30th 2002), and four flights left Miami in the evening within half an hour of ea
34 Post contains links and images DeltaRules : Their 727s were nice-looking in the last "USAir" livery, too. View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
35 WesternA318 : This was also the plane that for a few months in 1985, before the hijacking, wore an exprimental polished metal scheme, with just the red stripes and
36 Gr8SlvrFlt : The very first scheduled 727 flight was by Eastern on February 1, 1964: Philadelphia - Wshington/National - Miami. Was this also the first regular jet
37 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : Pan Am's final scheduled flight the day they suspended service, December 4, 1991, was a 727-200, N368PA, from BGI to MIA. It was one of the last 727s
38 IFlyTWA : This plane was also known as the Swine Star of Beirut. It was painted directly from the Star Stream livery to the experimental one.[Edited 2010-01-01
39 FiestaFlight : Anyone know the fate of that old Northwest 727-100 parked at Hanscom in Bedford MA? I used to ride my bike right up to it next to the old Wyotech buil
40 Sparky35805 : I flew on a Delta 727-200 IAH-ATL June 2002. That first ever 727 flight by Eastern was with N8107N Sparky
41 Tiger119 : A tech question I am sure, but look at any of the 727 photos in the data base and look at the main gear. The doors that open up on the underneath of t
42 NWADC9 : I think the 757-200 is the only other plane they all have operated. Where the wing meets the fuselage.
43 727LOVER : Well, N864AA took off from TPA around 9:00 that evening, so it definately was the last rev takeoff of AA 727. I watched it. But N720AA MIA-RDU was th
44 Stratosphere : I think what you are referring to is the wing door. It is attached to and angled up from the main gear door. Normally your main gear doors are closed
45 LMML 14/32 : So that explains the piggy tie, the pork menu and stuffed animals. But why does the poster say "1st flight 1st June 1984"? Looks like this is more of
46 Ridgid727 : the 727 was also operated by,, Wien Air PSA Hughes Airwest Republic Pride Air National Northeast Northeastern Intl Frontier (the original) Air One Ree
47 BOACCunard : All those that currently exist, yes. It can't match the number of "majors" that operated the 727-200, though.
48 Tb727 : Here is your random 727 information of the day....in the case of alternate gear extension they are designed to catch the airflow and help "fly" the g
49 Stratosphere : Correct..I believe that is the reason they are often referred to as "flying doors"
50 TAN FLYR : My best guess is No..as United put the Caravelle into service in July 1961. In a quick search this AM I did not find exactly when UA started Caravell
51 Viscount724 : I don't think that can be correct. According to the article quoted below,from the January 27, 1966 issue of Flight International, no jets were permit
52 Luckyone : Are you sure about that? I vividly remember going to ATL to pick up my dad in 1999. He flew in from CLT on a US 727. I remember watching it pull into
53 USPIT10L : Positive. US Shuttle runs did DCALGABOS and back only. My quotes were from Airliners Magazine May/June 2003 "Farewell to the 727" issue. The magazine
54 BOACCunard : US absolutely did not have mainline 727s in 1999. The only way he could have flown a 727 would be if it was an equipment sub. (I'm not sure if US did
55 TAN FLYR : I stand corrected...perhaps the OP presumed it was DCA, while perhaps "Washington" actually referred to BWI??...Perhaps EA got a waiver? I would pres
56 Post contains links and images Brick : From June 2000: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Abbott
57 Viscount724 : You are overlooking the word "mainline". The Shuttle was a separate operation until July 2000. I believe their staff also operated under a separate s
58 EA CO AS : Neither AS nor WN operated B757s, and both are considered major airlines. Or were you referring to "legacy" carriers?
59 BOACCunard : Yes. As has been said before, US Airways Shuttle had 727s until 2000. USAir retired its mainline 727 in 1995.
60 Post contains links Milesrich : Eastern did inaugerate 727 service in February of 1964 but NOT INTO DCA. DCA did not get the 727's until 1966. In the spring of 1966, jets were still
61 BOACCunard : Yes, I was. Sorry. "Major" is pretty subjective. I wasn't referring to the official DOT classification of "major," which includes carriers like FL, B
62 NWADC9 : I was referring to "legacy" carriers, not including the "national" carriers.
63 MSYPI7185 : Definitly not. The last revenue flight of a 727-200 operated LGA-CLT on 6/30/95. I do not remember the tail number or flight number. I saved the fuel
64 EA CO AS : Ok, thanks for clarifying. And not to nit-pick, but AS and WN aren't considered "national" carriers, as they each have yearly revenues that exceed $1
65 BOACCunard : To make things more confusing, I would consider AS a legacy carrier, but not a major. It's really in a category of its own. The AS of today would have
66 USPIT10L : I have a copy of the June 11, 1995 USAir system timetable, and it does not show any 1400-series flight from LGA to CLT at the time.
67 EA CO AS : Personally, I think qualification to be called a "major" carrier should be revised to annual revenues of at least $5 billion.
68 BOACCunard : The $1 billion is kind of a joke at this point. It was set in 1978....
69 MSYPI7185 : Thanks for checking, I need to make a correction though, the flight arrived on gate D-3, not that it really matters. But going on 15 yrs since retire
71 SWABrian : Hey don't forget Pacific (whcih became a part of Airwest then Hughes Airwest) and World.
72 September11 : Amazing[Edited 2010-01-01 13:35:13 by EI787]
73 The777Man : Any idea when UA had their last 727-22 (-100) flight ? Early 1990s I think but would like to get a more exact date...... Thanks The777Man
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