IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6386 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
WN leased a total of 7 727-200s . One from BN, 6 from PE. They operated from May 1979 to 1985 or 1986. It wasn't to cover late deliveries. Rather, it was a matter of new 737-200s not really being desirable as the -300 was on the horizon. WN chose to lease the 727 while waiting for the 737-300.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.