Dang! The prettiest bird to fly ovehead will be gone. I think the 727 looks like a shark when seen from below.
Dang again! My last flight on a 727 (UAL) was aborted. It was last December, and was supposed to go from SFO to SLC, but it turned back over Sacramento, the pilot saying we didn't have enough fuel to make Salt Lake City. One of the fuel gauges wasn't working, he said, which is all right, because they have other means to verify fuel load -- but we didn't have enough: we were going to go back and tank up. So we landed back at SFO and taxied back to the gate and sat for awhile. Then the pilot announced that they were trying to barter a replacement part from another airline. After some more sitting, he announced that they weren't going to get the plane fixed any time soon, so we would have to debark and sit in the lounge. After more waiting, they started rebooking us and put us up in hotels for the night. I heard a UAL employee tell another passenger that the electrical system for the left wing was out -- ergo, the fuel in those tanks was unusable. I would have preferred them to say that in the first place instead of lying to us.
But, aside from that, my last few flights in 727s were pleasant. The planes were clean inside and out, and the windows looked new and unscratched. That's the way I'd like to remember the old girl.