SFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
727 fleet cut to slightly less than half by y/e 2001.
737-200 fleet retirement expedited. This means they'll be gone way before the 2005 timeframe. Who knows when? It is only a matter of time, but keep in mind that the 732's are paid off and don't have a flight engineer. They don't burn that much more fuel--note that their engines are just a little older versions than MD-8X series PW JT8Ds.
The only problems with the mini fat alberts are maintenance, due to their age.