jetblue32
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:18 am

I was wondering if anyone could provide details here; I heard in a news tidbit earlier this year that Aerosur was going to retire all their 727's by sometime next year. I may be traveling to Bolivia next month, and hope to have one last chance to fly the classic jetliner. However, when I checked Aerosur's website, I could not find any flights being operated by a 727. All domestic and flights to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay were listed as 737-300's, and the long hauls to MIA and MAD were showing 767 and 747 respectively. Does anyone know, did 5L accelerate the 727 retirement plan and have them all out of service already, or is there possibly any route I didn't think to look at that still uses a 727?
 
AR385
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:27 am

I could be wrong, but I think that Bolivia passed a regulation that accelerated Aerosur´s retirement of its 727´s, so they are probably gone now. Most of them were ex-MX 727-264A. if you do get to Bolivia and the trijets are still flying, you definitely need to get on board one of the 727 flights ex La Paz. That take-off is something you won´t get to experience often.
 
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:45 am

Okay, I did find two routes that show still operating a 727-200: Sucre (SRE), to and from La Paz(LPB) and Santa Cruz(VVI). Sucre wasn't in my travel plans, but what the heck; a very cheap fare and probably my last chance to fly this classic trijet.
 
AR385
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:55 am

Quoting jetblue32 (Reply 2):
Sucre wasn't in my travel plans

Sucre is a beautiful city.
 
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:22 pm

Sucre is beautiful, beautiful, just beautiful. Fly there! I flew on Jun28, 2010 on CP-2462 LPB-SRE, and for 2 adults and a child we paid 211USD in total at the airport 3 hours before the flight. It was dirt cheap, and the flight is over magnificent landscape.
Unfortunately, there was some problem with Aerosur processing Mastercard, and I was unable to purchase tickets online; everything went right before the payment, I was issued ticket numbers, but my card just was not processed. You will not regret this flight!
There were 6 people cabin crew (huge for this size of an aircraft), and they were very nice.
In La Paz, one could board via the rear steps. A unique experience. We did that to the annoyance of my wife as we got row nine (?) and had to pass lots of people inside the aircraft ))
I was allowed to enter the flight desk and the pilots showed my child around after we landed in Sucre. Try to ask for a jumpseat, that's one of the best places in the world for that.
GO FOR IT!!!
and write a trip report!
 
netjetsintl
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:28 pm

What are Aerosur's fleet plans anyway?? I think the large Embraers and/or Bombardiers would make excellent replacements for those old 727s..
 
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What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:40 pm

Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 5):
What are Aerosur's fleet plans anyway?? I think the large Embraers and/or Bombardiers would make excellent replacements for those old 727s..

Last article I read said that more Classic B737's (300's and 400's) and B767's for now. There is one B762 @ MIA missing an engine. It has been there for a long time. They are also flying the B744 to MAD. AeroSur will retire all B727's and B732's...
 
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RE: What Routes Does Aerosur Fly The 727?

Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:34 pm

Please excuse the shameless plug, but here's a trip report on, among many other things, Aerosur 727s:

Latin American Trip Report (Peru & Bolivia JUL 09) (by aloges Jul 11 2010 in Trip Reports)

It appears that CUZ is now served by 737s, which is a bit of a shame because that was a fantastic flight.
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