Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3139 posts, RR: 13 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
Could someone please provide information on BWIA's former 727 fleet? How many did they operate, what were the reg. numbers, and the designations? When were they retired? I'd also welcome any information from those who had personal experience flying with them. Thanks in advance.
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
As I recall they traded in the 727s for some older 707s. I spoke with a BWIA captain who said that Boeing thought they were crazy for doing so. I didn't realize that the 727s made it into the festive carnival colors and I enjoyed seeing that pic.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3274 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
BWIA traded the 727s for 4 707s from Braniff as they wanted to increase capacity and begin long-haul routes to YYZ and LGW, later LHR. Of course, doing so meant that a number of regional services were cut as the 707 planes could not land in some islands, eg Cayman Islands and Tobago. Still a rather unusual decision by any means (why do you think BI gave them 4 707s?).