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The B727 line was ended in the late 1980s/early 1990s for the B737. It was decided that a trijet of that size wasn't as efficient as the 737 was. Airlines also liked the idea of not having to pay a third crew member.
As of now, I am unaware that the B727 is going to be phased back in, as long as 737 remains in service. I do hope that they bring it back, so that all the 727 sim time that I get here at Purdue University will be worth something.
Most of the 727s now are being given to the cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx namely). Some are running short hops (BOS to LGA) for the airlines. Some are going to the small start-ups (Pan Am) and one found it's way here to Purdue University.
I'll soon have pics Purdue's fleet up on this board.
- Neil Harrison