Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Southwest 727  
User currently onlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1727 posts, RR: 8
Posted (17 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Has anyone out there ever flown on a Southwest 727? I know that Southwest is usually thought of as an all-737 airline, but on 8/1/84 I flew from HOU to MSY on Southwest Flight 859, a B727-227, N564PE. I think it must have been leased, but it was in full Southwest colors and it had the same seat design as they have in their 737s.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA

Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinecv990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (17 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

I never flew on one, but you're quite right, Southwest had a few in the mid-80s.
As I recall, they needed a bit more capacity and range than the 737-200 afforded, so they leased a few 727s. They came all the way out to the west coast, which at the time was a big deal for Southwest!

Of course, this was just before the 737-300 became available and once Southwest acquired enough of the 'new' 737s, the 727s were returned to the lessor.

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1963 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (17 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

They had two sets of 727's. The first few came in the late 70's and had a slightly different paint scheme. I think they were leased from Braniff as kind of a good will gesture to prove that the rivalry between the two was over. The second set was leased from PEOPLExpress in the 80's and I think they looked like SW except they weren't the same shade of brown they were ugly gold. L1011 has flown on some very neat planes. (At least I think so)

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Southwest 727? posted Thu Jul 4 2002 04:38:22 by Dr.DTW
Southwest 727-200 posted Thu Nov 15 2001 18:01:02 by Baec777
Southwest 727? posted Sat Nov 10 2001 19:48:58 by Coolchris122
Southwest 727 Paint Jobs posted Tue Jun 6 2000 04:40:19 by Cody
Southwest 727 posted Sun Jun 4 2000 23:37:40 by Torrance
Southwest 727? posted Fri Feb 26 1999 02:23:25 by Colin Kumpunen
Southwest 727 posted Tue Jan 5 1999 04:00:34 by L1011
Southwest Used 727's? posted Wed Sep 6 2006 19:25:05 by EmSeeEye
Southwest Airlines 727 Part II posted Wed Feb 18 2004 15:09:14 by Iluv727s
Southwest Airlines 727's posted Wed Feb 18 2004 02:57:30 by Iluv727s