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Old 04-30-2002, 02:25 PM   #1
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American Airlines Retires Its Last Boeing 727

American Airlines Retires Its Last Boeing 727

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MIAMI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will operate its final Boeing 727 passenger flight today, marking the retirement of an airline industry workhorse by its largest operator. American operated the biggest 727 fleet, at one time flying 182 of the tri-jets.

American employees, customers and reporters will gather this evening at Miami International Airport terminal B to watch the final four 727 flights from Miami, all departing Miami between 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EDT. The last 727 departure from Miami will be AA flight 926 to Raleigh/Durham, which will receive a traditional water cannon retirement salute on taxi-out. Passengers on flight 926 will receive certificates commemorating their historic final 727 flight on American.
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