Timobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (16 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
I have an upcoming opportunity to take a 727-200 or 737-300 on a short 400 mile trip. Anyway, I was just wondering what you guys think I should take as I'm not especially tickled pink about either plane. They are both great planes but I figure I'll take the one that gets the most positive feedback from you guys/gals. Thanks
Acvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
Go with the 727 while you can... I love the birds.. Reliable and dependable... Blow half a wing off, beat the crap out of it, lose an engine no problem in a 727 keeps flying (don't try it at home...LOL...) Also won't be around much longer... Being retired for more fuel efficent less expensive aircraft.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (16 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1889 times:
The boeing 727-200 is your best choice. The 737-300 seats were cramped when I flew on Delta, American and US Airways. Fly the 727 while you still can. One of the best aircraft in the whole world. The 727 has it's own staircase front and rear. Thats good for emergencys.
Tripple Seven From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
I've flown on both of these jets and let me tell you they are about identical. Body width is the same and the same goes for its seating. I'll take the 727 however. Fly the classic tri-jet while you still can and while they are still around.
About the exits (stated by VirginA340), most 727s have their rear stairs exit deactivated and sealed after the D.B. Cooper incident in the 70's.
Trident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (16 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1843 times:
727 - no argument, mainly because they won't be around for many more years. I always think advice on seating etc. is pointless as airlines do their own thing on comfort, pitch etc. As an example, one of my most comfortable flights was on a 757 (BA) and one of my most uncomfortable flights was also on a 757 (Britannia).