Longhaul747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Today at the mall I was looking up into the sky when in the parking lot and I saw what looked like a UAL 722 flying into SEA. The weather here is not very good and the plane was flying in and out of the clouds but I did see the blue tail and blue undersides. Its possible it was another airline but I kind of doubt it. In fact the very bottom of the plane was bare metal just like UAL 722s are. Is it possible a few might still be roaming the skies? Possibly as a back up planes?
ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Yesterday morning 48 of the 727s went out of service in all sorts of destinations. Currently, United is positioning those planes to bring them to cities for retirement. We have the ability to retire planes at almost any line maintence station. For the next few weeks, they will be moved about the skies until they reach their resting place of VCV.
N757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
For those intrested, I posted a screenshot of Flight Explorer showing all the 727s airborne over the U.S
at 8:38EDT 1 Nov so you can see who is still flying the
old bird. The link is http://www.geocities.com/arcsoup/727.html