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Just Was A UAL 727  
User currently offlineBrett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

I was standing on my back porch in Denver at 11:00am mt, and I heard a loud aircraft flying over head it sounded like a 727. I ran out back looked up and to my surprise it was a United Airlines 727. Whats going on?-Brett

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User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 966 times:

This past wknd, I noticed 11 a/c parked at IND, 3 at ORD, and 1 at DCA.

I believe that some a/c are still operating back-up services.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6631 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 963 times:

From what I understand, the 727 were retired in mass numbers. I don't think they are flying REVENUE flights anymore.


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 958 times:

I saw UAL 727s in ATL and in SLC two weeks ago, parked at gates......there must be some left flying!

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 929 times:

They were probably being ferried to Victorville, CA. The 727 is not operating revenue flights at United anymore.

User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 876 times:

Yeah, two weeks ago the UA 727's were still in service. No more REVENUE service after 10/30. It will take some time before they are all stripped and parked in the desert. Retiring 40 some a/c doesn't just happen overnight.

User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 873 times:

I must have taken one of the last 727 flights then without realizing it. I flew from BOS to IAD last week. It was interesting that on United's website and itinerary, they didn't list the 727 as the aircraft, the space was just blank. It was a pleasant flight. The plane was clean, hush-kitted, and had the Economy Plus seats added. It didn't look appreciably older than the 757 I returned to BOS on. I actually was in line for check-in with a UAL 727 pilot who was returning home. He said that it had been a great aircraft and could fly faster, landing and taking off from shorter runways than its successor (the 757). My guess would be that its 35% higher fuel burn are what did it in. An end of an era...

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