The Diary of Jet No. 19921

Like aging baseball players who move from team to team, many jets pass from one airline to another as they grow older and more expensive to maintain. Fairly typical is Boeing jet No. 19921, a 737 that has called five nations home since it was built in 1968.

Bought by San Diego-based Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) for approximately $3 million, No. 19921 spent its first eight months hopping a few hundred miles at a time to San Francisco, Los Angeles and other California cities. Then it was sold for about $3.5 million to Pacific Western Airlines (PWA), a Canadian carrier based...

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