Hi everyone. Back in 1982 I flew from PNS to DFW via ATL. I flew Eastern to ATL and the aircraft was N8887Z, a B727-200. I remember this reg distinctly because the digits were the same as the last 4 digits of my phone number at the time.
On boarding one thing caught my eye. No F class. All Y. I don't think this aircraft was a Shuttle aircraft being used on a sub because I lived very close to the airport and would often go and watch planes land and take off. N8887Z was a regular visitor to PNS.
My question is how many of these single class aircraft did Eastern have in their fleet? Were these one class aircraft indeed Shuttle planes? If they were then that answers my question but if they weren't what was the purpose of having them?
If anyone knows the answer I'd appreciate it. Thanks!