CAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5749 times:
Gordon, along with 50 Continental Employees and VIPs, were in Seattle this week to take delivery of CO's ninth Boeing 757-300 (753). It is the airline's final 753 and the last of the 753-series aircraft to come off the Boeing assembly line.
Flight Operations Sr. VP Capt. Debbie McCoy piloted the new aircraft to IAH Friday with Gordon and the CO group aboard.
The airline has retired seven MD-80s this year, with four aircraft exits in April.
Glad to see the Mad Dogs going, Sad to see the end of the 757 line going.
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5223 times:
all great productions come to an end..heck I was sad years ago when the last 727 came off the line at Renton. Yup, sorry to see the last one come off now also. If 9-11 had not occured I belive the 753 would have garnered orders from a few other domestic carriers( maybe AA??) (at least I think it wopuld have been a great fit for some hi density markets...make up capacity in a 753 to compensate for the FAA mandated cuts at ORD for example.
Recently the talk has been on here that the A-300 will be started to show the door in 2008 or something.....my bet is that the 7e7 will join the fleet at AA by the end of the decade. Perfect plane to rplace the A-300 and then the oldest 767's as we head into the 2010's.
but back to this post, congrats to CO and the employess there..may you make a lot of money with the 753's.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4875 times:
I agree with Boeing Nut. Boeing closed the 757 line at the wrong time, and once the economy rises, Airlines are going to be wanting 757s, and they will go for the A321 instead, but not before letting Boeing know of their displeasure. I think they should keep the 717 line open because the travelling public is slowly but surely increasing, and airlines are going to start ordering more planes, and as AirTran expands, they will need more 717s. And who knows, maybe you'll see a NW 717 if they keep it open long enough.
I can see it now
Northwest in agreement to take delivery of 123 Boeing 717s to replace their aging hipster A320 aircraft... Ok, I can DREAM it now.
NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4590 times:
Sad say for the 757 line. All good things must end at some point or another. But no worries, there is a good chance that 757s will be in service for at least 20-25 more years. Just take a look at the 707 and 727.
Theiler, I'm also not sure if he is still certified, can anybody provide us with some info? I thought it was a shame he didn't fly it.
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4488 times:
OK, I am sure someone has a list, how many 753s were built and who were the initial carriers? Would inquiring on finished dates and serial numbers be too much to ask? I know my favorite airline has a few . (should this be a separate string?) My experiences in the 753 were all grande.
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3865 times:
Boeing will not be "kicking themselves' for stopping 757 production. Anyone that wants something like the 757 can be satisfied with the short range version of the 7E7, which will be a lot more efficient and about the same price.
: I agree with Boeing nut to a point....I don't think Boeing will be kicking themselves for closing the 757 line, but when the announcement about the li
: The 321 is no competition for the 757, the two planes serve completely diffeerent tasks. The 321 and 739 are both niche airplanes, and consequently, o
: This is a sad day for me. Probably decades away, but I fear the day that seeing a 757 is as rare to see as an L-1011. That idea frightens me greatly.
: I wonder how long NW will keep their 757 fleet? hehehehehe