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Soon To Be Gone Forever!  
User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

Unfortunately, we will not be seeing or experiencing the takeoff of like this in a 727 in the not so distant future Sad


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User currently offlineUALrampORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

I know it sucks. I was really upset when we retired ours last November 1st. I should fly on one while I have the chance.

UALrampORD


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5627 times:

Yeah, this is really very sad as for last older B727 history and it will be gone as for forever by the now. I'm actually that I do was flew on the my last ride on B727-200 from CUN-MIA flight on AA. I do knew that about DL, NW soon will be gone as for the older B727 ever built as for early 2003. Now, who anyone did flew on the last ride on the B727-200 as for you guys of the last time. Well, goodnight!!

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5497 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5618 times:

727 and L1011 are probably my fav trijets. Don't know why, but I feel safe when I fly on them. I was on the final AA 727 departure from MIA. Festivites were great for this old bird (I have the certificate framed, next to the DL L1011 certificate). I can always tell when a 727 is departing over my house...all the windows shake.  Smile


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User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5594 times:

My last flt on a 727 was on Allegro BWI-NAS-CLT-BWI.

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My first was on Delta, LGA-ATL.

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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5565 times:
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Ill be on an NW 727 in late late December..

yipee!

JBLU


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 3755 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5566 times:

It REALLY sucks! My last 727 flight was in August (NW MCO-DTW), and it was awesome. I've always love their unique trijet configuration (with all three on the tail!) & the whistle of the engines, among other things. Hopefully, I'll wind up on another one before they're totally retired!

JBLUA320- "late late December" You'll be pretty close to NW's last flight with the 727- they're out of commercial service in January...  Sad

727-Thanks for the memories!
DeltaRules



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5472 times:

Yeah, I already miss United's 727's. My last flight on it was last May, ORD-LGA. Hopefully I'll be on a Northwest 727 soon!


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User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

I'll definetly miss the old birds. My last one was a USAIrways Shuttle flight from DCA-LGA back in 1998. I remember when I went down to Washington on the shuttle I was in row 26 and it was so loud I got a headache, I miss that a lot.
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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

God,I love the 727. My last UA 727 was UA's N7458U ORD-ROC 9-5-01. I was lucky enough to be switch to a DL 727 in August , due to bad weather in IAD. I was on N519DL Delta 727 ROC-ATL-GSO (same plane) . I was seated in the second-last row-right by the JT8-D!
Every morning a DHL 727 roars over my house for ROC's r/w 22.Who needs an alarm clock with a 72 ?



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User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5301 times:

Goodbye you venerable but yet sleek and fine looking workhorse....






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User currently offlineReddevl442 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

I was going to try to get one last 727 flight this December,but it looks like Delta is replacing 727's out of SAT (to ATL) with 738's.It appears that the last service will be November 30.738's start December 1.

So that makes my last 727 flight 9/5/01 on American,ATL-DFW.



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5189 times:

At the rate things are going, the only 727's left flying in the USA are the FedEx and UPS 727's. And even the FedEx planes may be gone by 2010, especially with the tougher regulations on noise and exhaust emissions from FAA and ICAO due by 2006.  Sad The UPS 727-100's may soldier on, thanks to the re-engining program using Rolls-Royce Tay engines.

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

Well the 727 left the european skies back in the early 90's and now we just have a few of them flying but you hardly see them at the major airports.

Btw: this is the only 727 I ever flew on. It was on ORD-PHX back in 1999:

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User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Just a few minutes ago, I was hunting for flights on a 727. I would be flying from MCI-MSP on NW D9S, from MSP-MEM on NW 753, from MEM-MCO on NW 72S, and then from MEM-DTW on NW 72S and DTW-MCI on NW D95. Because there are two 727 flights, I am dying to do this. The unfortunate thing, cost: $340.00. But, I think it is worth it and I think you guys have helped me make up my mind.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

I will miss the 727s in regular airline liveries, and flying in them from time to time. However, I don't think they are going away entirely for awhile. I saw a Transmeridian 727 with the Quiet27 package take off from MKE last week...I was absolutely amazed at how that sucker climbed! Just like an MD-80, and with another engine augmenting the thrust of the two JT8D-217s.


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User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4997 times:

Hate to see the Three-Holer go. My last trip in one was on AA DFW-IAH 1/1/01. We were supposed to come back to IAH in a Fokker the night before, but DFW had closed due to ice and we ended up celebrating the new year on a cot in Terminal C. When we got to our gate the next morning I was thrilled to see a 72 (ex-BN) parked and ready.

User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4970 times:

My first and one and only flight on with the 727 was HAM-AMS on LH. It was one of these beauties.


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This color scheme was just great, sad that this was the only plane who carried these colors and also sad that they are nearly gone in europe.


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User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4855 times:

Well, providing all goes as planned, I believe my last 727 flights will take place on October 26 and 27. NW 727 from MEM to MCO on Saturday and NW 727 from MCO to DTW on Sunday. This will be a special (very quick) trip for me because I fly on the DC-9 (my second favorite aircraft; the 727 is first) between MCI and MEM and between DTW and MCI.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

Luckily I got a chance to fly a 727 almost by accident. I was flying from Houston back to Tucson on American. We were supposed to be on a later flight to DFW on a Super 80. Got to the airport early and got lucky enough to score a 727.

I'd swear it is like the Buick of airplanes. It feels big and smooth. A nice cushy ride on the ground. A nice cushy ride in the air. Cannot beat it. Incidentially my first trip was on a 727 in 1991. A United 727-200, PHX-ORD.

I don't think we will be as disappointed when the last 737 is retired.



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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

So when do NW and DL retire them?

BA777


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4687 times:

There are still smaller airlines keeping them going for now.
Pan Am will keep them going if PA keeps going itself
I think they will grace the skies of the USA for a while thanks to Allegro


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

I have flown them on Eastern, Kiwi International, and Northwest, as far as I can remember. Some of these are in my profile scrapbook.

My last flight set included a Northwest Airlines 727-200, TPA-DTW. Very nice flight. You can find my trip report in the appropriate forum.

redngold



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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4525 times:

It was a walk in the past, I have worked so many of these wonderful planes.
I have cleaned them, loaded them, flown on them, gazed at them as they taxied out. I miss them long before this thread was posted. In COS that is really all we ever got to work, next to the 737 but it sureisnt a 727.
long live the 727.


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does anyone remember this?

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good times.

ual 777 contrail


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4494 times:
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At DTW, the Dc-9's and 727's powerback using reverse thrust. I think you will like if you have not seen this already.


Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
25 Post contains links and images BeechStarship : I too will miss the 727. I got to fly on one of the last flights of the specially designed island hopper Continental Micronesia 727-100 shortly before
26 MEA-707 : What are the routes which are still served by Northwest 727s now and in the next two months? I might squeeze in my personal NW727 farewell flight if I
27 N766UA : My first flight ever was on a Piedmont 727-200. The Seven-Two will always have a special place in my heart.
28 MIA777 : My last 727 flight was not too long ago -- MDW-FLL (on TZ) in 2001...great flight! I do have a question however...If I flew MIA-CUN in '95, what aircr
29 DeltaRules : BA777- NW will apparently pull them from commercial service in January, but they will go on for a while as charter jets. DL will be next year- that's
30 Ironchain15 : From what I have seen, the 727's with Northwest go from DTW and MEM to both TPA and MCO. I am not exactly sure where else the planes go. I have experi
31 Chewd0g : Well for those of you who like the 727, I believe FedEx plans on keeping them for a little whilte longer. But then again they are going to "weed" them
32 BR715-A1-30 : About the UAL 727 with the smoke coming from the engine. Is it normal to have smoke coming from that part of the engine? I mean, Isn't Smoke supposed
33 Pmk : Champion has a fleet of 12 and has no plans to get rid of them any time in the future. Champion has an almost exclusive contract with MLT Vacations, y
34 Post contains links Pmk : Champion has a fleet of 12 and has no plans to get rid of them any time in the future. Champion has an almost exclusive contract with MLT Vacations, y
35 Patroni : A pity that the era of the 727 is now nearing it's end in the USA as well. I still remember some years ago that you practially couldn't avoid flying o
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