DC-8s in service; no 707s?

Date:         21 Jan 97 01:32:23 
From:         dorfman@netcom.com (Merlin Dorfman)
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     A couple of weeks ago in this newsgroup there was a thread about the
number of (early) DC-10s in service as compared to few if any L-1011s.
     A similar comment might be made about 707s and Dc-8s.  It has been
a long time since I've seen a 707 (707-airframe TACAMOs and Joint STARS,
yes, and a double-take at an A340 at DFW last year, but not an airline
707).  But I frequently see DC-8s, in cargo service with new engines.
     Is there a reason that the DC-8 airframes are still in service
up to 30 years later while the 707s are not?
                                    Merlin Dorfman
                                    DORFMAN@NETCOM.COM