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UAL 727-200's

Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:56 am

I saw that in the early days of 727 ops that the High-Density 727's had a small exit on the port side ahead of the wings. How many did United have and did they seal them permenantly in later years?
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RE: UAL 727-200's

Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:21 pm

I think this is what you were talking about. I've seen it in these old photos before but I couldn't tell you anything else.


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RE: UAL 727-200's

Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:08 pm

They talk about it in the last issue of Airliners, all about the end of the 727 in passenger service. The United section shows Advanced and non-Advanced 727-200's, United had over 100 factory delivered 727-200's in its fleet including 75 Advanced models, so they had 25, 30 at the most, non-Advanced 200 variants. I'm not sure if United removed the extra emergency exit on the port side. These aircrafts were retired nine or ten years ago, the Advanced models remained in service until the early 2000's. The B727-200 fleet at United completed a perfect safety record.

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RE: UAL 727-200's

Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:10 pm

The doors were sealed I think in the early 70s. Same is true for some of their DC-8 models that had "excess" emergency exits - those doors were also sealed. Its interesting to look at old safety cards that show these as exits when they were in operation.
 
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RE: UAL 727-200's

Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:16 pm

What distinquishes a 727 from a 727Advanced?
 
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RE: UAL 727-200's

Fri Aug 01, 2003 3:03 am

The Advanced 200 variant has a higher gross weigh and a longer range than the non-Advanced 200 variant. Visually there is no distintive feature between the Adv and non-Adv but as far as United is concernced, the one distinctive feature on the non-Adv is the extra emergency exit on the port side just in front of the wing. Adv 727-200's series aircraft don't have that emergency exit.
United's non-Adv 727-200's were configured in an all-coach seating for a high-capacity configuration, United used that config on high-density routes. That was the 70's. I flew in the early 90's on quite a few UA 727-200's, I cannot remember if those were Adv or non-Adv 200 series since the extra emergency exits were probably removed already. Hope this clarifies your query.

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