I recently realised that TAME Ecuador is one of the last operators of 727-100, namely
HC-BLE, a 1967 B727-134
Photo © Stefano Rota
HC-BLV, a 1970 B727-17
Photo © Alan Lebeda
Since I will have the distinct pleasure of visiting Ecuador in a few months, I thought I might try to get a 721 flight into my log. Problem is: neither Amadeus, nor the OAG, nor http://www.tame.com.ec give any indication which routes are flown by which (sub-)type a/c. Also, all pics in the a.net database are shot at UIO.
So, can any of you South America experts be of any help? Are there routes which are exclusively served by the -100, or do they do short term changes according to demand? In that case it would probably be best to get to the airport, put 200 USD on the counter and say "Please sell me a return ticket on any 727-100 flight for today." The agent´s stunned looks alone would make this funny...
Anyway, any advice?
Thanks in advance,