Asqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
Well, considering that the NW 753 I was on last sunday climbed directly to and cruised along at 33,000ft according to the pilot, I don't think they have problems reaching cruise altitudes over 29,000 ft.
Other than starting to board about 5 minuites earlier, I didn't notice any differences between the 753 and the 752.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
The RUMOUR is that PW-powered 753s don't have sufficient bleed-air to maintain cabin pressure. This has nothing to do with the aircraft itself, rather the engines. PW-powered 753s are rare (NW only?) and there are rumours ranging from NW returning all 753s to the entire story being a fabrication.
Certainly RR-powered 753s don't suffer from this problem, if one exists. NW is still flying 753s so there is deffinatly no BIG problem, and it'll be interesting to see if Pratt upgrade the PWs.
The 753 seems to be performing well at other airlines. It SHOULD have an incrediably low seat mile cost.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14002 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
C'mon, you know better than to believe the latest "rumor-du-jour" from the anti-Boeing crowd!
It seems that lately they love to pick on any new Boeing products. Do a search and you'll see all sorts of "rumors from sources" who say the (insert Boeing product here) is a dog, doesn't hit the numbers the company promised, etc.
The most popular one to pick on has been the 764, with the 739 and 753 pretty far behind.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
The only downside to the 757-300 is that even when the economic environment for airlines improve there isn't going to be much interest due to the fact the 753--being a single-aisle plane--will take too long to load and unload passengers even with dual-jetwalk gates. Small wonder why LH wasn't too interested in using them as A310 replacements, either.