Well my first Delta 727 flight was in 1986, on the New Orleans-Orlando route. About all I can remember was that it was nice and smokey inside, thanks to the smoking section still being used. On that trip, I got on a 72 on MCO-MSY as well. In 1988 I flew on a DL 727 on the 8pm-ish MSY-ATL flight to connect with a Tristar to MCO. 94 it was MSY-MCO once again, and once again it was a Delta 727. Most recently I have flown on a DL 727 between CVG and ATL, and between BNA and ATL. On both of these flights, the aircraft had the new blue seats, new paneling, and much-needed hushkits. The 727 is a safe and reliable aircraft, and you should have a great time flying on it. She won't be around much longer, so enjoy her while she's still here.