The 727 is my favorite plane, and unfortunately the only chance i get to see one at my local airport is with Fedex. Each weeknight (for as long as i can remember), there is a single 727 Fedex flight that takes off at my local airport (PVD), flight FDX1254 (which comes back early in the morning under flight number FDX1454). Each night at 9pm it takes off and i check it through flightaware as it goes over my house.
Well, for the past 2 days it hasn't been a 727, but now a 757. And when i check all of the 727's flying at any given time, it appears that Fedex is only flying about three 727's (it used to be a lot more).
Here's the flight out of PVD:
And here's another FDX route that used to use 727's, but is now using the 757:
And here's a FDX flight that's "switched it up" recently, going from all 757's but used the 727 on Oct 31 and Nov 1:
So i have to ask, could Fedex have retired a bunch of 727's this week?? I REALLY hope it isn't so... I'm hoping there's simply something wrong with scheduling or something like that- could it be?
[Edited 2011-11-08 19:28:15]
[Edited 2011-11-08 19:31:44]