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Last Delta 727 Flight  
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Does anybody have any information as to when the last Delta 727 flight will be?

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

TEDSKI:
Was that the last DL 727 route?



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

No, there are still several on the ATL-IAH route, among others.


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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Yep, there still are quite a few DL 727 routes. I know MSP still receives a handful...

....Serge


User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2571 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

The 727 still has about a year left in DL colors. More leave the fleet every month. We will find out next winter which city will be the last with 727 service. My money is on SYR/ROC. I fly there a lot so it HAS to be the last to upgrade to the 737-800. Kind of like how I always pick the slowest line at Wally World.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

I know they have a handful flying ATL-CVG, I am trying to take that route this summer for a last trip on a 727 (its sad that Delta is the only large carrier flying this bird for pax, unless I am missing someone). I am beginning to think that that last Delta 727 flight will be ATL-CVG (or vice-versa), or a flight that will land in SLC.

Jeff


User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

I know a high-ranking Delta official on the inside. These are the words that he told me in person today.

"The aircraft is being retired from the Dallas/Ft. Worth base and the Cincinnati base this August. The only remaining B-727 jets - about 15-25 - will be flying out of the Atlanta base. They are due to retire by the first qurter of next year."

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User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6623 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

I guess the scary question is what will replace all these 727's as they leave the fleet in the next year? DL has 40+ 727's left and yet they will not receive any more mainline planes this year and next year they are only scheduled to receive 5 738's. Looks like DL's going to be doing some more shrinking or adding a lot more RJ's. For all those DL pilots on furlough...I think you guys are going to have a long wait.

User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Jeff

I think that Northwest is still flying their 727's. I saw one here at BWI a few weeks ago. When Delta and Northwest finally retire their 727's, we will have seen another phase in the jet age pass. With the Dc-9's, 727's,737 classics, DC-8's, 707's, DC-10's, and L-1011's gone, we can say that we are into the new age of airline travel. Just imagine the day whe planes like the A340, A330, 777,767,and 747 leave the skies and give way to a next generation of aircraft. Just a thought.

Zebfly2



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User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3860 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
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Yes, Northwest is still flying their 727's. I saw those in Detroit three weeks ago, I saw no less than three of them. Northwest will retire it's last MAINLINE 727 end of this year but there will still be a few charter flights for sports team on Northwest 727's early 2003.
As for Delta, I do belive that the last one will be retired in the middle of 2003, in exaclty one year from now, and the last flight will likely end in Atlanta. Delta has now less than 50 727's left. Delta and Northwest are the only two passenger major airlines still flying the 727. American just retired it.
Can anyone please give me a list of routes where Delta or Northwest will still be operating the 727 within the next year?

Zebfly2, you mention a list of classic airliners in your post, it is true that most of them are gone from the major carriers, but about the classic 737's you must make the difference between the first and second generation 737's. There are still a lot of 737-300/400/500's in service around the world. However, it is true that all the aircrafts you mentioned in your list are out of production.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Well, theres always Pan am III!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Sad,sad,sad..........I will miss the 27 in ROC,DL is the only scheduled pax airline flying her here. UA pulled theirs out on Oct 30th  Sad
I checked DL's site ,and it says 72S at least til January.

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But unfortunatly,this is going to be thier fate  Sad

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BTW when I vistited OPF last month N501DL was there sans engine awaiting the scrap man  Sad

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Anyone been to OPF since April ? Is N501DL chopped up yet ? BTW,there was also a Canadai^an 732 and Airtran DC9 on the choppin' block.


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User currently offlineSaturnV From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

The last 727 flight out of SLC is 1 June, and they are gone out of CVG by 1 Sept.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Last DL 727 flight is April 7, 2003 (from what I hear).
NW 727 Sept 2003

Don't know any routes yet of course.

Justin


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3427 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2070 times:

why would delta spend the money to repaint some of the 727's to the NC if they planned on retiring them in a year

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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2063 times:

I believe there are only 7 727's painted in the new colors all of which were done prior to 9-11 when the 727 retirement schedule was 2005. Obviously, no more 727's will be repainted since they'll be out of the fleet in less than a year.

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