tbone202
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Delta 727's

Sun Oct 14, 2001 10:29 am

Hello,
Due to the recent events in the US, what does Delta plan on doing with their fleet of 727's? Are they going to speed up the retirement process? If so, does anyone know when this would be? I heard that United's plan on being gone by Novemeber. Is that this year 2001, or 2002? Thanks a lot.

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RE: Delta 727's

Sun Oct 14, 2001 10:58 am

That would be this year...
 
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RE: Delta 727's

Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:14 pm

Delta mainly uses the 727 on the ALB to CVG & ATL routes, I hope on the CVG route they go with the 737-800 and on the ATL route they go with the 757.
 
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RE: Delta 727's

Sun Oct 14, 2001 4:11 pm

Don't forget all the routes that DL uses the 727s on out west. There are a lot of cities that DL serves from SLC with the 727, Like LAX, SMF, PDX to name a few. They still have a strong fleet out west.
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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 8:53 am

Thanks for your input.

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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:58 am

Delta uses the 727 for MIA-JFk ALSo
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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:04 am

That's the only plane DL puts into ROC,and soon  Sad to be the ONLY pax 727 here in 2 weeks as UA retires thiers. Maybe we'll see 738's in a year?

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United_Fan

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:14 am

United_Fan,
Thats the only plane that flies in and out of ROC???

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RE: Tbone202

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:18 am

The only pax 727 in 2 weeks. Why?? DL puts them in from ATL. CVG flights are Comair CRJ's. What did you mean??
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RE: Tbone202

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:28 am

Delta has an early 6:30 (around there) to ATL, then a later one , and then I think there may be another. Do you know that aircraft they use on the early 6:30 flight? All of those flights are on the same 727?

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Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:30 am

Sorry,one more question.
By mid February 2002, will Delta still be operating its 727's to ATL from ROC, or will it be using the 737-800's?

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RE: Tbone202

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:41 am

I was there this AM and a DL 727 (the only plane DL puts into ROC) took off around 6:45am. I don't know when DL will start 738 service-I'm sure it will be within 18 months.

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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:58 am

I'm on a DL 722 tomorrow, SAT-DFW... glad I get one more ride on 'em!
 
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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 11:05 am

DL also flies those 722's on the ATL-DFW-ATL routing...
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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 11:49 am

Sad to see one of my favorite squickly fading away, at least at MEM I get to see them in FedEx colors daily
 
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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 11:58 am

There's one 727 from ATL-BHM-JAN-DFW (as I live in Jackson, I follow the flights here). By mid-November, the three DL flights from JAN-DFW will become CRJ's, and the 727 flight will move out. Too bad, I never got to fly on one.  Sad
 
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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 12:17 pm

Poor 727s. I see 2 or 3 a day at GSO.
And two United 727s a day at GSO....

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RE: Delta 727's

Wed Oct 17, 2001 12:30 pm

There are around 70 B727's in the DL fleet. 38 are going to the boneyard. They'll be pickled and if conditions warrent, a few of them will be put back to work.

ROC will continue to see the 727 for the time being. They'll probably swap to the MD-88 or the 737-800, depending on loads in the next few months. Annecdotal research shows that they aren't exactly packing 'em in up in ROC.

The LAX 727 base is gone, so anything in/out of LAX will be on the 757/767 or the 737-300 and 800.