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Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:00 am
by AVLAirlineFreq
Well, at least according to the image accompanying this story about DL's new service from ATL to Grand Bahama Island. It's even got the correct livery on it and everything!

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/dest...ights-from-atlanta-to-bahamas.html


RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:04 am
by PGNCS
Very good spot! Happily it's just a media error.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:07 am
by N415XJ
What makes it worse is that it's a flight simulator screenshot. I'm sure they stole this from some FS forum post so they could get around royalty fees for a real image of a DL plane.

EDIT: Found their source! http://flyawaysimulation.com/downloa...oeing-727-200-n400da/

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RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:08 am
by Q
That's pretty dumb!

  


Q

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:17 am
by nws2002
Quoting N415XJ (Reply 2):
What makes it worse is that it's a flight simulator screenshot. I'm sure they stole this from some FS forum post so they could get around royalty fees for a real image of a DL plane.

All the airlines' media webpages have high quality photos to use.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:19 am
by FWAERJ
Now, now, don't give DL management any ideas. If the current DL management team was there after 9/11, the 727s would still be in the DL fleet today.

Unfortunately for ATL, there's virtually no pax 727s left, so we won't see an MD-90 or 717-style buying spree.  

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:44 am
by TWA772LR
DLS livery suits the 727 very well!

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:33 am
by mayor
Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
. If the current DL management team was there after 9/11, the 727s would still be in the DL fleet today.

Some of them were........it's a myth that ALL of DL's current management came from NW.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:42 am
by dc10lover
It's a very beautiful livery on the 727. I miss the 727's as the main backbone aircraft in this country.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:30 am
by Dalmd88
At least they got the N number correct.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:43 pm
by Chuska
And its even and old school 727 without the noise reduction extensions on the engines!

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:27 pm
by N415XJ
Quoting nws2002 (Reply 4):

All the airlines' media webpages have high quality photos to use.

If those images are available for news outlets to use free of charge, that makes it even more perplexing as to why they'd go into a flightsim download site to get a picture.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:35 pm
by MD80Nut
Damn! The 727 looks gorgeous in DL's current livery. Then again, the 727 looks good in ANY livery!  

Cheers, Ralph

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:18 pm
by Western727
How I'd love to see a DL 727 one more time, complete with rotating red beacons...and rotating wingtip nav lights.   

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:44 pm
by aerolimani
Quoting N415XJ (Reply 11):
If those images are available for news outlets to use free of charge, that makes it even more perplexing as to why they'd go into a flightsim download site to get a picture.

My bet is that the person assigned the task of finding a photo, simply did a google image search, and then picked the image they liked the best. I think some people have forgotten that there are other ways to access internet besides google.

And, of course, they picked a 727 image!   What a gorgeous aircraft.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:02 pm
by litz
The actual N400DA (which was a DL 727) was last for sale in 2006, and the registration wasn't dropped until 2012.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:03 pm
by B4REAL
I wonder if press do things like this on purpose, just to get more hits on the page... They put some work into making it wrong.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:07 pm
by JohnGalt
I can't find the article now, but it's still better than that news story about SkyWest (the US regional airline) and they used a picture of a Fokker from Skywest (now Virgin Australia).  

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:12 pm
by Alitalia744
It's a shame they never kept one for the museum. It was the backbone for Delta for so many years!

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:15 pm
by cougar15
what a sexy bird in those colours      

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:34 pm
by badgervor
Lol...this reminds me of the image in this article a couple of days ago

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...nto-turbulence-20151118-story.html

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:39 pm
by cougar15
Quoting badgervor (Reply 20):
Lol...this reminds me of the image in this article a couple of days ago

love the Mad Dogs in the Background

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:37 pm
by badgervor
Quoting JohnGalt (Reply 17):

I can't find the article now, but it's still better than that news story about SkyWest (the US regional airline) and they used a picture of a Fokker from Skywest (now Virgin Australia).

I actually posted it in a tech ops forum discussion a while back..here you go

http://gma.yahoo.com/plane-stalls-mi...72100516--abc-news-topstories.html

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:42 pm
by DocLightning
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
Happily it's just a media error.

Happily?

Sadly. I loved flying on the 727. Of course, as our very own tb727 said, the A320 needs the fuel at top of climb for a 1.5 hour flight that the 727 needed at top of descent.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:54 pm
by Prost
And besides, the 727 would probably be a 175 seat aircraft with todays optimilazation.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:55 pm
by WesternDC6B
You're all wrong. What you are seeing is an artist's rendering of the 737 SuperMAX Next Generation EEO (extra engine option). They have simply moved the engines to the rear to aid in wing efficiency and added a third engine for better range and capacity. The MAX is not - contrary to news reports - the last 737. Delta is the launch customer.

The ol' girl has life left in her yet!   

On topic, the 727 200 was probably one of my top ten favorite aircraft for aesthetics. It's a real shame they are gone.

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RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:55 pm
by mayor
I can remember when any number of local or national TV news outlets, when the story was about anything to do with an airline, would have a stock photo of a DL Tristar on the screen, behind the reporter.

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:37 pm
by tb727
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23):
Of course, as our very own tb727 said, the A320 needs the fuel at top of climb for a 1.5 hour flight that the 727 needed at top of descent.

 

It does looks sharp in the current DL colors!

RE: Very Exciting To See DL Flying 727s Again

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:39 pm
by twal1011727
Quoting cougar15 (Reply 21):
love the Mad Dogs in the Background

I would venture to say that's a DC9 behind that B737....looks like the same size engine intakes

KD