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Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 6:37 am

I heard Southwest use to fly 727s. If anyone knows more about this I am very interested to hear what you have to say.
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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 6:39 am

WN leased 727-100s from Braniff.

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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 6:48 am

WN leased them in the early 80's or late 70's
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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 6:48 am

WN leased them in the early 80's or late 70's
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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 7:06 am

Yeah they wanted planes with more passenger capacity they tried it out for a very short time and found them to be encificient so I hear. there are a few photos around of them.
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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 8:16 am

Southwest leased 727-200s from Braniff and PeoplExpress. They were used only for a short during the "on season" when they had aircraft on order. Remember, WN started with only 3 aircraft, but once they were noticed, they spread like wildfire.  


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No 727-100s

Mon Jun 05, 2000 10:09 am

SWA never leased any 727-100s.

One 727-200 was leased from Braniff in 1977-1978 or so, due in part to a legal settlement that BN (and TI) lost to SWA.

In the early 1980s (1982-1984, or so, I think) SWA leased 5-6 727-200s from PeopleExpress, until the then-new 737-300s could arrive, which they did in late 1984.
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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 1:46 pm

The 727 looks nice,but I thought WN a/c have the name on the tail and not the fuselage?


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RE: Southwest 727

Mon Jun 05, 2000 2:58 pm

The 737s have the name on the tail. The 727s had the name on the side.
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Name Location

Mon Jun 05, 2000 9:06 pm

Some of the WN 727's had a script "SW" on the tail; I could have sworn that there was a pic of one at this site, but a quick check sez, "no." I know someone onthe 'Net has it posted, but I may have to dig out an old picture I'm bound to have of it from a PHX-HOU trip once. It was a BN 727-200, as I recall.
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RE: Name Location

Mon Jun 05, 2000 11:00 pm

Unless my memory is failing me, the ex-BN 727 (N406BN, ex-Frontier aircraft and sister ship to BN's N408BN Calder "flag" aircraft) had "Southwest" up the side of the tail. The PeopleExpress birds a few years later (N55*PE and N56*PE number ranges) all had the cursive stuff.

I'll have to dig through my old photos to be sure...
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