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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Has anyone flown the Continental 757-300? I am flying on one next month to Las Vegas (LAS) from EWR. Not sure what to expect. Is it radically different from the 757-200 inside? Does it have 777 style cabin architecture?



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

I don't know about all that, but I have flown the 753 two times on CO and I thought it was great. Smile/happy/getting dizzy It as pretty much the whole deal audio channels and
overhead video monitors in all classes. The service was excellent but stay away if possible seats:Seats 31 D,E,F and seats 19 A,B,C,D,E,F. The real good seats are:
32 A,B,C,D,E,F and 20 A,B,C,D,E,F. Hope this helps!






-dan2002



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User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

I have flown the 753 twice and it is a great airplane. The legroom is great even in a Coach Seat (and I'm 6'6). You will enjoy your trip on the plane.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

me either. That I do not touch fly on the new B753 aircraft once before. Maybe someday that will be fly on the newest B753 near of the future. Well, catch ya later!

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Check http://www.seatguru.com/ to help pick your seats.

And be prepared to just stay in your seat when everyone else jumps up to deplane. It'll save your strength for the slots.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

N


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3469 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4179 times:
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To answer the cabin interior question: It's the same as the 737NG .... Only much Looonnnngggggg-er.


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

I flew a 753 from IAH-EWR back in October, it was extremely comfortable, partially because the flight was only 10% full, and because I got the best seat in the plane. Three words for you: DOOR EXIT ROW. Row 32... I guess the only drawback of these seats would be the fact that they are right behind the lav. But, there is a ton of legroom, and there is an LCD screen on the bulkhead in front of you for your viewing pleasure. Excellent seats--I think perhaps the best coach seats in all of Continentals fleet.


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User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

With that long of a narrowbody...flying it must be reminiscent of the DC-8 Super 71 Series, only with two engines.

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
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Flew it both ways EWR-FLL-EWR in December.

Its a little sluggish- but has a nice takeoff roll. Seats are nice- extra legroom by 1" then all other CO economy seats. Seats have winged headrests.

Here is what pissed me off:

N75852 FLL-EWR December 29, 2003

RUST ON THE WINGS!!!

The planes are really long- but beware, if you get N75853, there is a problem with the air system, and the air is VERY dry (as told to me by a crew member, and apparently, CO has no intention to fix it...)

Overall, they are not bad. But they are not anything spectacular. ITs just a longer -200... But DEFINATELY dont sit in the very last section. Its just... they are ignored somewhat (atleast on my flights)

Have fun
JBLU


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

I flew on 2 CO 757-300's last summer from Houston to New Orleans. I loved the planes! I sat in the very last coach row on my first flight, and in the middle on the second, I thought it was very comfortable...not much different from the 752's, just realllll long. Looking forward to flying on another one this Summer hopefully. They are great aircraft. Interesting thing is the take off's and landing's, since the plane is so long, they just lift the nose wheels 2 or 3 feet off of the ground for takeoff, and landing seemed like we came down flat...must have been like the stretched DC-8's.


Stephen in New Orleans


User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

They has some problems with tail strikes when they first got the planes hence why the approach is "flatter" then you are probably used to.

I can't confirm it, but apparently Gordon smacked one down while he was landing it. At least he's the boss!


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4782 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Rust on the wings!

On an aluminum aircraft, thats interesting.



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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Rust? Really....that's interesting...

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3846 times:
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Item with rust like appearance??  Yeah sure

JBLU


User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3764 times:

Rust...RIGHT!!!!!!

Anyways, the 757-300 interior is similar to the B737NG...but the seats are not the same. The B757-300 seat bottoms shift forward as you recline. So they are actually more comfortable when the person in front of you reclines as well.
The pitch is also a bit more generous overall in the B757-300 as compared to the -200.

Rust on the wing??? RIGHT!!!!!


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

well i've been on their 752s with only good experience, but look at it this way

Best airline service of all i've been on +
757, greatest narrow body plane =
can't be too bad.


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

I have been on the 757-300 twice and aside from it's sheer length, you would never be able to tell the difference between the -200 or the -300. It's not a bad plane, I just didn't feel it was that much different.

Just don't get seats near the 3rd door, that is where three toilets are, so there is the risk of a line in your aisle.

-Chris



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