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Are We Sure All UA 727-200s Are Gone?  
User currently offlineLonghaul747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Hello,

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?

Chris


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User currently offlineBluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I still see UA 727s going into LGA so they are not totally phased out. Soon unfortuately... Crying

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Actually,

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.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

NOT TOTALLY GONE YET!!!!!! Big thumbs up

User currently offlineN757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1370 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


User currently offlineTbone202 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

What is Delta's plan with their 727's? Anyone know when there going to be retired?

tbone202


User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

From what I heard, not til 2004 or 2005.

Gabe


User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

for the second straight day as of 3PM CST. Yesterday it was one out of ORD. If they're not all gone, they're going fast.


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