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User currently offlineOrdual24 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

heard last night at work that UAL's fleet of 727 and 737-200 a/c will see an early retirement....sad news for you enthusiasts......

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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

So what are you? A non-enthusiast?

User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1597 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.

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