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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Hi All,

Which airlines and for how long operated Boeing 720?
And what was the difference between B720 vs. B707

Thanks,
Rafal

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

All known first-tier 720 operators...
United - 29
American - 22
Eastern - 15
Braniff - 5
FAA - 1
Aer Lingus - 3
Pacific Northern - 2
Pan Am - 3
Continental - 8
Lufthansa - 8
PIA - 4
Western - 27
Northwest - 17
El Al - 2
Avianca - 3
Ethiopian - 3
Saudi Arabian - 2
Total of 154 720s. 65 were originally built as turbojets & the last 89 as turbofans. Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Hello, for the operators, look at :

http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b707_t_0.htm

There is at least one 720 still in service, N720JR of JR Aviation :


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The plane recently flew for Lebanon Gvmt.

Steph


User currently offlineBoeing767-383 From Denmark, joined Nov 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

i believe there are 2 birds still in service

the is N720JR and the other one is N720H


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User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Boeing767-383: I see that 720 every time I go to Phoenix. It is always in the same spot and looks as if it hasn't moved in a long time.

User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Flew two Monarch 720's in 1980, G-AZFB and G-BHGE; lovely airplanes; would love to know their fates.


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User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

I remember flying MCI-ORD on a B-720"Proud Bird With A Golden Tail " on CO in 1970 ..breakfast was served and on the stero was playing "spirit in the sky" then on to TVC on NC CV580

User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

TWA operated 4 720's between the summer of 1961 and fall of 1962. These were aircraft built for Northwest and leased from Boeing.

Also, ATA had at least one 720 for awhile. Any TZ people know anything about that?TC



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

In regards to my original post on this thread here, American actually ordered 25 720-023s. 22 were delivered to AA, but Pan Am leased their 3 ships from AA's original order. AA then got them after a few years with PA. American operated the 720 from 1960 to 1974. TWA operated 4 -051s from mid-1961 to late 1962. Western had theirs from mid-1961 thru early 1980. Braniff had their 720s from early 1961 to late 1974. Hope this helps somewhat. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineSeat2A From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

For an excellent book on the 720, check out this book:

http://www.data4all.com/list/500/512000/1892437031

I loved the 720B! As a kid, I was fortunate to log a few 720 flights aboard Western between Denver and Phoenix. My last flight on a 720B was aboard Ecuatoriana between Miami and Quito.


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User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Shankly,

The fates of the Monarch 720s are as follows.

G-AZFB

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Last registration N2464C, broken up in Arizona October 1990.




G-BHGE

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Retired July 1987


Regards,
Craig.


User currently offlineFly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

The 720 for ATA was called "miss Indy" I believe. there is a picture of it in the pullout poster from the JAN. issue of Airline Review magazine.

User currently offlineAirlanka From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Air Ceylon flew an ex United B720 for a short period in 1976-1977. One of the routes B720 flew was Colombo-Sharjah-Cairo-Rome. Love to fly that now.

Airlanka



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Belize Airways operated some. I think there are some photos on here as well.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS, Texas Longhorns 2003 Cotton Bowl Champs


User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

One of the original 720s for American that ended up for Monarch also flew for Somali Airlines

Love to see a picture of that one in Somalia Cls.



User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Thanks All for answers!

But what was main difference between 720 and 707?

Rafal


User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Hi
I believe B707-120 was B720… correct me if I am wrong.



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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Briefly, the 720 was a lighter, shorter-range 707 designed for secondary markets (and also to counter Convair's 880). The 720 was the size of the smallest 707 but with enhanced aerodynamics thinner skins and lighter-weight components. The 720 kept Boeing in the medium-haul market until the 727-200 came along.

User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

The 707-120 was the initial domestic 707 model. The 720 was originally called the 707-020.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Lindy:

The airliners.net database gives a good rundown of the differences between the 707 and 720.

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=88

Sayem55:

You're wrong - the B720 was originally known as the 707-020. The 707-120 was the original 707.


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Cheers Craigy.

Funny looking at Golf Echo on the blocks. Can't imagine now she whisked me from Genoa to Luton on a crystal clear day over N.Europe.

Also, never new that Maersk was an operator although I do remember the Conair 720's on a Sunday evening at Stansted in the 70's.



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

AirMalta (KM) was one of the largest operators of the B720b in Europe. KM operted at least 10 of the type between 1974 and 1990. Theses came from a variety of airlines: PIA (3), Western (3), AeroAmerica (2) and one each from Eagle Air of Iceland and Mearsk. We probably had another one from Monarch, but it could have been a B707.


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Does anybody know whether the plane in the right pic ever found a buyer? I was never aware that any of our B720's were up for sale after they left KM.


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Olympic Airways operated some 720s mainly in European destinations. They were all ex-Nothwest if I am not mistaken.

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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Middle East Airlines (MEA) also used B720's into Europe from Beirut well into the 1980's


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

And nobody remembers the Emerald Shillelagh Chowder and Marching
Society? Best name I can think of.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
25 Post contains images Ljungdahl : LMML 14/32 wrote: Does anybody know whether the plane in the right pic ever found a buyer? I was never aware that any of our B720's were up for sale a
26 LMML 14/32 : Johan, thanks for the info. Do you by any chance have any pics of the interior of the B720 in question (9H-AAL)?
27 Post contains images Ljungdahl : Nope, unfortunately I don't got any interior pic's of that one (ex. 9H-AAL) Brgds
28 F-WWKH : Just seen N720H of Hoenywell in Phoenix end of last year - it is still operational from time to time !!!
29 Trident : The "Aer Lingus" 720s (EI-ALA, EI-ALB and EI-ALC) were actually operated by Aerlinte Eireann - Irish International Airlines. Aerlinte was established
30 Post contains links and images GF-A330 : PIA has its B720s on show at PIA Planetarium both in Karachi and Lahore. For more images: http://www.geocities.com/fly_pia/planetarium
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