ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13 Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4378 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?
Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
I don't know about all that, but I have flown the 753 two times on CO and I thought it was great. 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!
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Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4269 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.
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4254 times:
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)
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4259 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.
Cdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3865 times:
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.
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3818 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.