ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5713 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!!
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5704 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.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5652 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...
Cmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5472 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.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5434 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 ?
'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
Reddevl442 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5389 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8046 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5275 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. The UPS 727-100's may soldier on, thanks to the re-engining program using Rolls-Royce Tay engines.
Ironchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5192 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.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5161 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.
Exnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5083 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.
Ironchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4941 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.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4942 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.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4611 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.