KrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7082 times:
By far the B762, I fly Malev's B762ERs at least twice a year, very comfortable aircaft.
For some reason I have reservations about flying a narrow-body over the ocean. I know the B757 has ETOPS certs. and has a good saftey record, but lets face it, when it comes to transatlantic ops the B767 is the King.
Cedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2718 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7080 times:
I never flew transatlantic B757 but i did flew LADECO Airlines from YUL to SCL onboard B757 the service was super but the B757 was not very comfortable for such a long flight.What i cant understand that once i flew SU IL-62 from SNN to MIA and it was ok "maybe bcs of the Russian vodka"
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The 752 would be just too cramped for such a long flight. I would only go acroos the atlantic in a wide-bodied aircraft
I have to disagree with you on that one. I have flown the 757 EWR-TXL in coach. It was beautiful, and comfortable - just as comfortable as a B777, and dare I say far more comfortable then any A340 I have been on (this is however through seat pitch). I don't know what all the complaints are about - this seat layout is similar to the B707 and DC-8. What is the problem with that? I would NOT hesitate to fly the B757 transatlantic.
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AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7025 times:
Quoting Moparman (Reply 6): don't know what all the complaints are about - this seat layout is similar to the B707 and DC-8. What is the problem with that? I would NOT hesitate to fly the B757 transatlantic.
Very true, but in the end I prefer the 2-3-2 seating, in that you're never more than one seat from the Aisle. So for me its the 762, but I would still consider the 757 depending on factors such as departure time, non-stop etc.
If the price is the same, I would choose the 762, I would not be the one losing money. But still the 762 is more comfortable for the passenger and for those hungry passengers I believe the galleys on the 762 are bigger than those on 757.
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7011 times:
If I had a choice between the 752 and the 762, and money, seat pitch, etc. was not a factor, I would choose the 762. It seems like a much more comfortable plane, and I like the widebody feel. Additionally, I have always felt cramped in the 752s, but maybe that will change for international flights. I do like the takeoffs, but the 763 takes this one.
Just my .02.
The 762 may be wider but comfortable is up for debate based on the seats and the pitch. In First/Biz Class either one is fine. I've found the F seats on a 757 to always be a little bit wider than the 767. If I was in Steerage though I would want the 767 because of the twin aisle. I've done transcon in the USA many times on a 757 and it can be a pain to make a run to the head if the stewardesses are blocking the aisle with the drink cart. Never a problem with the 767 though,
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