bigphilnyc
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NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:14 am

Jcxp15 asked a question in another thread. I thought it was worth its own topic.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1043597/

Yes, Jcxp15, there was a 727 there the other day. It was a Northwest.

It seems that a NW727 has been coming to LGA REGULARLY. So much to the point where I doubt that it's a sports charter, since it's happening so much.

They come in and leave only a few houts later, like any other aircraft turnaround.

There have been a few conversations about 727s at LGA the past few weeks, and it jsut seems like to much of a coincidence for sports charters all from NW, all 727s, to suddenly come in SO MUCH in this recent burst.

Anyone have any idea of whether they are using 727s in a regular flight schedule now? If so, from where? We need a schedule.
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av8rphx
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:22 am

These 727s are being used for sports charters. I saw one in PHX last Sunday evening,here is the info I found out on it.

Details for Flight : NWA9794
Flight Number NWA9794
Owner / Operator NORTHWEST AIRLINES
Aircraft Type B72Q
Manufacturer / Model
Serial Number
Model Year / Cert Date
Flight Plan Received 03-08-2003 03:03
Status LANDED
Departure LAX LOS ANGELES INTL, CA
Planned Alt 330
Arrival PHX PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL, AZ

I looked later and found out this plane was heading to DAL that evening.
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:30 am

I don't see where in that data that is hints at it being a sports charter.

It's not a big deal for a plane to fly to a different city than the one it arrived from.
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:37 am

Any NW flight with a 9 infront of the flight # is a charter of some type.
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:38 am

NW temporarily placed some of its “retired” B727 into service last month, but those aircraft have since been removed from the schedule. I just did a quick search, but I don’t see where any B727 served LGA within the past two weeks.
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:01 am

I've seen NW727s with my own eyes last week on Wednesday, and Jcxp15 thought he saw one on Saturday, which I thought I saw from far away as well.

Before that, there were several more sightings. You cna even look for posts on here about it.
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:02 am

Well the Big East Tournament has been going on in New York, maybe a lot of the Big East teams have been flying into LGA on chartered NW 727s for that.
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:36 am

Bigphilnyc,

I should clairfy: NW will be operating six B727 aircraft via May to complete their charter contracts. Chartered B727 aircraft were probably flown into LGA, but I don't see any scheduled passenger within the past two weeks.

 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:44 am

There are no more regular scheduled 727 flights, they have 6 727's for sports charters, that's it. Like what was posted in this post earlier, any NWA flight that starts with "9", is a charter or ferry flight.
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:55 am

Hammer,

NW quietly "unretired" a couple B727 for scheduled passenger service last month; apparently, NW’s schedule was tight (after the retirement of the B727) and couldn’t absorb the temporary loss of the two aircraft at LGA (A319 and B752).
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 6:53 am

Hey IP--

it was 1 727-200 #2296---it flew 2 days between msp/dtw only last month--now it is assigned to the nba charters which makes 7 total 727's left--NONE will see pax service again----have a nice day--
BAE 146 ARJ CV-580 YS-11 SH360 DASH8 SAAB340 EMB 120-135-145-175 DC9/10/30/40/50 MD80/90 DC10 717 727 737 747 757 767 77
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:14 am

Favre-
#2299 (not NBA configured) is used as a spare for the six NBA charter 727's, so it was probably the one used last month. It was also kept to cover the flt deck door mods that are taking place on 2702, 2707-10.
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:29 am

Yea, if Phil saw the 727, then I definately saw it too, cause it appeared to be NWA (thought it might have been Trump, but there was no black fuselage), just what Phil is describing.. Maybe it is the NCAA charters...
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:44 am

There was a NW 727 here at CMH today (Wednesday).
 
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:59 am

Are NWAs 727s now configured in an all first class system?
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 2:31 am

Also, as a side note, at least one of the two NW planes involved in that "incident" a few weeks ago, are still sitting the the hangars.

I think it's the 757, but it's tough to tell from as far away as I am when I am able to see it, and I am also looking at it through the sight-altering hangar doors.
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:07 am

the other a/c involved 757 #5650 returned to sked flying today--
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RE: NW 727s At LGA Regularly?

Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:38 am

I guess this may explain why I saw an NW727 @ YYZ about 6 weeks ago too then, although it was in a fairly remote location, it was still hooked up to a passenger jetway. Honest I swear I wasn't seeing things  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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