B6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4248 times:
Alright, I searched and couldn't find anything similar although I vaguely remember discussing it. What is the flight on the 757 like. I'm flying from SEA-EWR and then EWR-TXL on CO and on both flights how is the service? I know CO is held pretty high here but I haven't flown them since 9/11. Will there be a meal domestically? Obviously there will be internationally. And what's it like being in a 757 for that long?
Also if anyone has any info on MXP-EWR and EWR-SEA (my return flight from the same trip) it would be much appreciated. I know it's a 767 but I dont know which type? 762 or 764?
Mptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 4171 times:
I was on EWR-BRS-EWR last week and this week, and B757 for that long with full load is AWEFUL! There were meal service (not bad in terms of airline services go), and the service is general was good (with frequent drink service and requests). However, you will pay $5 for alcoholic beverages which I was surprised as I have not flown Coach on transatlantic in a while. Secondly, towards the end of the flight, you could smell that the septic system was not upto par, or has reached critical capacity (to put it mildly).
Even the crew were not crazy about long haul on narrow bady. They said that TXL flights must have 20 empty seats for weight limits, as that is stretching to almost 9 hours. If I have a choice, I will stay away from B757 for this long (it was 6:20 from EWR-BRS and close to 7:30 on treturn). Only reason I took this was it would save me a leg of flight because of the kids.
B6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 4155 times:
Quoting Mptpa (Reply 3): Secondly, towards the end of the flight, you could smell that the septic system was not upto par, or has reached critical capacity (to put it mildly).
Hopefully this was an isolated instance... I remember the same thing while in the back of a DL L1011 from SEA-ATL.
Quoting Mptpa (Reply 3): They said that TXL flights must have 20 empty seats for weight limits, as that is stretching to almost 9 hours
I'll call this a blessing. Who knows maybe I'll have an empty seat next to me so I can sprawl out... what else can you do with no IFE for 9 hours? Anyone know typical loads on this flight during may? It'll be a wednesday...