longhaul747
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Are We Sure All UA 727-200s Are Gone?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 6:56 am

Hello,

Today at the mall I was looking up into the sky when in the parking lot and I saw what looked like a UAL 722 flying into SEA. The weather here is not very good and the plane was flying in and out of the clouds but I did see the blue tail and blue undersides. Its possible it was another airline but I kind of doubt it. In fact the very bottom of the plane was bare metal just like UAL 722s are. Is it possible a few might still be roaming the skies? Possibly as a back up planes?

Chris
 
Bluebellya380
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RE: Are We Sure All UA 727-200s Are Gone?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:28 am

I still see UA 727s going into LGA so they are not totally phased out. Soon unfortuately... Crying
 
ILUV767
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RE: Are We Sure All UA 727-200s Are Gone?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:56 am

Actually,

Yesterday morning 48 of the 727s went out of service in all sorts of destinations. Currently, United is positioning those planes to bring them to cities for retirement. We have the ability to retire planes at almost any line maintence station. For the next few weeks, they will be moved about the skies until they reach their resting place of VCV.

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Guest

RE: Are We Sure All UA 727-200s Are Gone?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:57 am

NOT TOTALLY GONE YET!!!!!! Big thumbs up
 
Guest

RE: Are We Sure All UA 727-200s Are Gone?

Fri Nov 02, 2001 11:09 am

For those intrested, I posted a screenshot of Flight Explorer showing all the 727s airborne over the U.S
at 8:38EDT 1 Nov so you can see who is still flying the
old bird. The link is http://www.geocities.com/arcsoup/727.html
 
tbone202
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Delta's 727's

Fri Nov 02, 2001 11:13 am

What is Delta's plan with their 727's? Anyone know when there going to be retired?

tbone202
 
ABQ757
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RE: Delta's 727's

Fri Nov 02, 2001 1:57 pm

From what I heard, not til 2004 or 2005.

Gabe
 
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UAL9176 DEN-VCV...

Sat Nov 03, 2001 5:15 am

for the second straight day as of 3PM CST. Yesterday it was one out of ORD. If they're not all gone, they're going fast.
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