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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

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

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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

TEDSKI:
Was that the last DL 727 route?



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2410 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 (11 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2400 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, 2506 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2374 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, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2309 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 (11 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2276 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, 6485 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2166 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, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2145 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, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

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 (11 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2129 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, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2104 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, 7387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1988 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 (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1960 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, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1954 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, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1949 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, 2071 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1942 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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