Allegheny Airlines Boeing 727-2B7
When Allegheny first started considering jets they ordered
a couple (literally, two) Boeing 727s.
These went into operation in May of 1970, but the
airline not keep them long, and this one was
sold off to
Braniff after only a year's service. I suspect that they had
decided, by this time, that
the DC-9 fitted their route structure better.
In the event, they were later to acquire a modest fleet
of 727s from United (in
1978), a year before the name change to USAir. Shots of
Allegheny livery are,
therefore, rare. Bob Garrard captured this one at
Airport in the summer of 1970.