Today, day by day, is now 10 years ago that American Airlines retired its last Boeing 727 aircraft from passenger service. The final revenue flight, which I was on to celebrate the event, occurred on Apr 30th 2002 from TPA to MIA as flight AA765.
American has flown the venerable Boeing 727 continuously for 38 years.
Photo © Marc Hasenbein
The aircraft shown in the picture, N864AA, was the one scheduled to fly the very final flight.
I invite you to take a look at my Boeing 727 page on my website.
She may be gone but she will always remain in my heart.