Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA)    Boeing 727-14  N975PS      (c/n  18990)


                                       When United Air Lines announced its Jet Commuter service in 1964, PSA had no intention of allowing
                                       itself to be crushed by the might of the giant airline.  Instead it ordered five Boeing 727-14s and immed-
                                       iately upon delivery of the first, began offering a Los Angeles - San Francisco fare of $13.50.  So strong
                                       was PSA's financial position by this time that it did not require the infusion of outside cash with which to
                                       finance the purchase of these jets.  Needless to say this incursion into their territory was not exactly wel-
                                       comed by either United or Western Airlines, whilst smaller carriers such as Pacific Air Lines were virtually
                                       eliminated from the L.A. - San Jose market..    The image above, taken by Peter de Groot at LAX in June
                                       of 1972  shows a 727-14 in the second of PSA's livery schemes.