'Pickup' and Fly

By James Krieger

August 2016

I worked for American Airlines for 24 years. The 727 was my favorite airplane to work. I was a crew chief on the ramp. The 727 was the pickup truck of the sky -- so dependable and easy to service. Then the 757 came along and surpassed my expectations. We could load so much cargo on the 757 it was amazing. I still like seeing the 757s on the ramp and taking off at the airport -- great memories and great airplanes. Thanks, Boeing!!