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CO 757 Trans-atlantic Service?  
User currently offlineB6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3957 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?

Any info would be very appreciated...

-Chans

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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting B6sea (Thread starter):
Will there be a meal domestically?

Probably, when I flew CO LAX-IAH on a 753, we had a meal. Nothing spectacular but it was not bad either. I certainly won't complain.



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User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

You will get a meal on SEA-EWR. Maybe even a meal and a small snack.

The 757 is fine for that distance. Not as much room to linger near the lav if you like to do that. PTVs would be nice, but it is tolerable.



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User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Hi
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.

MP


User currently offlineB6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3864 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...

Thanks for all the info so far.

-Chans


User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Quoting B6sea (Reply 4):
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?

There is IFE, just not PTVs.

In economy, you will have flip down LCD screens showing whatever is the current selection, along with multiple channels of audio.



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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Quoting B6sea (Reply 4):
what else can you do with no IFE for 9 hours?



Quoting NateDAL (Reply 5):
There is IFE, just not PTVs.

Granted there are no PTVs on the 757, Continental will have pretty good in-flight programming on the ceiling-mounted TVs.

I'm sceduled on a 757 AMS-EWR June 3rd, and I'm not too worried about it.


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