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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Hi. I just had a few questions reguarding AWA and their 757s. How old are the 757s? What routes do they operate on? And what is their future at AWA. I really like the schemes of all sorts AWA has adopted for there 757s, so they somewhat seem to be a "flag ship" of the airline. I was wondering if anyone knows how many AWA operates. Last I knew it was 13 or 14 ( I think) well thanks for any help
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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2457 times:

I believe that the AWA 757s are actually some of the earlier 757s made, I know they have a couple former Republic ones which surprisingly didnt end up with Northwest.

User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2437 times:

Ahhh yes the 757s. We have 13 in a 14/176 configuation. I'm not sure on the age or original operators of them are. Anyway, they are actually going to be sticking around until 2008 or so. In the process of lowering our payments on them we had to sign up for additional years on the lease. They fly all over the system mainly on the longer routes to the east coast but also fly the short hops like LAX-PHX and PHX-LAS for example. Last week I flew to SJD on one, we also fly them down south on occasion.


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2424 times:

They were all built betw 1984 & 89.

Of the 13, 6 were operated by Republic briefly before the NW takeover, 4 are ex-EA, and the last 3 (built in 1989) were ordered by America West.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2397 times:
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Northwest got rid of the 6 Republic 757s because they had Rolls Royce engines while their other 757s had Pratt & Whitney engines. They were oddballs in the fleet.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Yep. As Yyz717 has stated, 13 757s currently operated by HP...3 -2G7s (HP's customer code), 4 -225s (ex-Eastern) and 6 -2S7s (ex-Republic). Regards.


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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

i love america west's 757 aircraft, but when i book flying on america west, i avoid flying them at all cost, and i am elite with america west. america west has 13 757 aircraft, and each day, 13 757 are scheduled to fly in their system, and that is from a friend who is a market analysist and planner with hp. with that, i avoid flying them, but they are my favorite a/c in their system. currently, hp flies them on routes out of las to phx and jfk, and maybe still to dca. out of phoenix, the 757 flies out west to las, sfo, las, san, seasonally to sna, seasonally south to sjd and pvr, and back east to msp, cle, dfw, and sometimes a 757 will operate also into den, atl, and ord. although i love flying the america west 757, if one does go down for maint, it backlogs the system. booking a 757 on a route and if it books full to 190 pax, and then it goes down, putting an A320 on the route to fill it still overbooks the flight by 40 pax at least. in the past 4 months flying phx-sfo, this has happened to me 3 times. hp offered pax huge vouchers for later travel, and flights connecting through spokane, boise, reno, and eugene just to get pax off the original hp flights. great planes, they just need one more to be used as a spare. i did hear from many a people at america west, and many friends of mine are corporate with hp and that is why i love to fly them, that hp did look at the A321 a/c to replace the 757 due to it cockpit familiarity with the other airbus a/c, but the A321 was significantly underpowered and weight restricted on loads out of phoenix with the hot/high conditions. flights to the east with fuel and wx min would have to fly at loads less than 70%, nothing compared to a 757, so hp said no thanks.

User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 416 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

HP also flies them to BWI from LAS & PHX. I've had to opportunity to see all of their special colors here at on time or another.

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User currently offlinePhxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

I agree with Flyboy7974.

Twice in the past year my 757 flights were canceled between LAS and PHX and LAS and DEN reportedly due to mechanical or flight crew problems. This in itself isn't unique, but HP doesn't have a big enough plane to substitute on these very full routes, thus always leaving a few people stuck in LAS.



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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

You used to be able to see them every once in a great while here in CMH too, but not anymore. I've seen the "Phoenix Suns" livery parked at the gate before.

Now its just airbus and a crap-load of regionals, but pretty soon it will just be 4 airbus flights a day.


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