mnsourcer
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NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Sun May 04, 2003 12:29 pm

Just curious. Been a few months since I had seen a NW 727 at MSP. Any ideas why it was there? Does NW still use these for any other purpose? Thought they were out of service as of 1/03.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Sun May 04, 2003 12:34 pm

NW still utilizes the B727 for charter purposes... this will end shortly, however.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Sun May 04, 2003 2:07 pm

I saw one today in front of the hangars at MSP. Looked nice!

co
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Sun May 04, 2003 10:04 pm

A Northwest 727-200 would at least be newer than some of their DC-9s.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
They should have gotten the 9s out not the 727s.
What now?
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Sun May 04, 2003 10:55 pm

I saw N8877Z (727-225A) last month at BOS, and I have heard that NW 727s are still frequently seen at LGA.

The 727s are being kept around until the end of the current NBA season, if I remember correctly, in order to fulfill contracts.

Jeff

[Edited 2003-05-04 15:55:54]
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 12:11 am

A Northwest 727-200 would at least be newer than some of their DC-9s.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
They should have gotten the 9s out not the 727s.


UN_B732:
Substantiate this from an economic standpoint please because you're wrong.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 12:42 am

How is he wrong?  Confused
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:05 am

How is he wrong?

He is not wrong on the age standpoint (perhaps I should have clarified it). I'm interested to hear why he believes the DC-9 should have been retired instead of the B727. My bet is has something to do with how good the airplane looks.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:13 am

They still have DC-9-10s from the mid 60s. Most of the last 20 or so 727 were from late 70s/early 80s.....makes no sense to me.....
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:18 am

They still have DC-9-10s from the mid 60s. Most of the last 20 or so 727 were from late 70s/early 80s.....makes no sense to me.....

Perhaps because aircraft use decisions are not make solely on aircraft age?
I believe economics comes ahead of aircraft age.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:19 am

ok, EXPLAIN the economics Smile
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:25 am

I don't know how to link it, but I did a thread on this, like a year ago...
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:47 am

727...3 engines and 3 butts to pay in the front
DC-9...2 engines and 2 people up front

Is this why the DC-9 won?

pgh234
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 1:48 am

ok, EXPLAIN the economics

Oh, without going into excrutiating details, a few key overview points:
-Staffing levels (three man vs. two man cockpit)
-Optimal range and role in the NW fleet (A319 vs. B727, DC-9 serves a different role than either of them)
-Refurbishment and upgrade investments made into each fleet
-Time on airframes
-Simple capacity levels
-Fleet usage
-Availability of parts
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 3:03 am

Continental,

That is where I saw it too. Was heading to my favorite spotting area. It did look great! Where do you like to spot at MSP?
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 4:39 am

UN 732,

Please list the reasons for keeping the 727's rather than the DC-9's if you were charge of Northwest.
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 4:43 am



on Friday i saw a 742 sitting in front of the hangars along the highway there along with 4 DC-9's. I was wondering if anyboy knew why the 742 was parked there because i have never seen a 747 parked there before ever so it seemed a little odd. Are they preparing her for the desert or is there just no other place to park her or what?


Regards,
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 8:49 am

NWA9782 is currentlt inbound, LAX-SAT, utilizing a Boeing 727-200. The passengers... Los Angeles Lakers (to suffer defeat at the hands of the Spurs in the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals).
 
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 9:08 am

I saw a NW727 parked a the cargo area in SLC a few weeks ago. I don't know what it was doing there.
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mnsourcer
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RE: NW 727 At MSP -- Out Of Service?

Mon May 05, 2003 12:49 pm

Actually, all last week there was one 742 sitting there. It was joined by another on Monday, Wednesday and again on Friday, if I remember correctly. I was wondering why they were there as well.

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