jhooper
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Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:07 pm


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Does anyone know what the retirement schedule is for the rest of the Delta 727 fleet, or does Delta plan on operating them indefinately? If a schedule exists, would someone post which ones (N-numbers) are on their way out the door and when?
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flashmeister
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RE: Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:09 pm

I heard 2 years from friends there, although there could be different information from others in the know online here...
 
AmericanF100
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RE: Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:32 pm

I heard October 2003, I think, because they decided to accelerate disposal. I'm gonna miss the 727, especially Delta 727's.

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Dalmd88
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RE: Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:04 pm

We will be down to 10 by Dec 2002. They will all be gone by May 2003. I'll try to look up some of the next retirement dates.
 
Dalmd88
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RE: Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:58 pm

Here is the best list of retirements I could find. Note there are some 737-200 in the list. They have the 200 series line numbers.
Feb-524
Mar-525
April-508,531,223
May-582,526,512,542
June-521,533
July-517,518,583,587,520,532,225,242

I was wrong about the MD88 paint line it is in PAE with the 767 line. Dee Howard is not painting our planes. They could be there for short term storage, I don't really know.
 
jhooper
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RE: Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sun Mar 03, 2002 12:11 am

Thanks Dalmd88
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Jj
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RE: Delta 727; How Much Longer?

Sun Mar 03, 2002 12:14 am

Sad thing thei're being retired. But I can still fly on PanAm!

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