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Last 757-300 Ever Delivered To Continental  
User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5725 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.

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

Yeah, the 757 was a great aircraft. I just hope the aircraft replacing it is as good as the original  Smile

But if the winglet retrofit becomes popular, I think we will be seeing 757s for many more years.

Regards,
DFW


User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

It'll be a shame to see this bird disappear from the assembly line. I've flown on the 757 so many times and it certainly is a good experience.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5571 times:

You were flew on the B757 many times for yourself and I already flew on the B757 many times with DL.

Regards!


User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Take-offs are always impressive. What a climber. But, if it is falling by the wayside there is a reason. There are better things to come. There is just too much passion in aviation.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

757 what a glorious aircraft. Not too big and not too small just the right size. Bigger than a 737 smaller than a 767 just right for US domestic trips. I love the 757 when I fly domestic.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Unfortunately I never flew on the 757-300, but flying on the -200 series was always a pleasure, I hope to get a few other flights on 757 in the future (I hope at least one on the -300 series  Big thumbs up).

Patrick

EDIT: Wrong smiley

[Edited 2004-05-01 01:41:09]

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

Wow. Kind of a shame, that so few of the -300 were produced. It's a nice looking plane.
BUT- that's the way things go, in a market-driven economy. If they don't buy it, gotta stop making it.  Sad

I would have thought that Conti would want more than 9, though.

R


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5461 times:

As good as the 7E7 may be (economics wise) it has a lot answer for destroying 2 of my favorite planes

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5259 times:
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Roberta

Please don't blame the 7E7 for the cessation of 757 production. It had nothing to do with it except that Boeing had to find something to produce as sales for those two had dried up.

I understand though and still love the '57



Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5199 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.


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

I've never been "mad" at Boeing before, but I'm telling ya', shutting down the 757 line is gonna sneek up and bite Boeing in the ass. In a few years, they'll be kicking themsleves for killing the 757.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4851 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.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

Yeah, the 757 was a great aircraft.

IS a great aircraft. IS. It's time on the line may be over, but the aircraft will be around for many years to come, I imagine.


User currently offlineN2111J From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

The 757-300 is impressive to say the least, it reminds me of a similar great airplane, the stretch 8.

Glad the Mad Dogs are going?????? Gee you sure don't know a classic airplane, that's obvious.


User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

You want a shame, it's a shame that ol Gordon wasn't flying it, as a former Boeing Exec. and (outgoing) Continental boss!

I'm not sure if he is still current - or even eligble, based on his age, though.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4566 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.




-NWA742


User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4464 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?  Wink/being sarcastic I know my favorite airline has a few . (should this be a separate string?) My experiences in the 753 were all grande.

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User currently offlineAV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4334 times:
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""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?""

http://www.b757.info/

Yes there is, I think this is the best Boeing 757 site; you will find everything you would want to know from number 1 to the last one built

Regards:
AV757


User currently offlineNomadic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4209 times:

I always enjoyed flying all models of the 757. It brings back good memories of the 707. I hope to be on a CO 757-200 Lisbon to Newark later this year.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4154 times:

Yeah, me too and I am really like with the B757 for long time.  Smile

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Is this the end of the 757 then? What about the 757-200 production line? Is that closed too? I love the 757 - it was the first aircraft I ever flew on.

DC-10


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

What about the 757-200 production line? Is that closed too?

Yes.  Sad


User currently offlineAV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4062 times:
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According to Boeing the last B757-200 should be built on October of this year.

AV757


User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3841 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.

25 Aloha717200 : 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
26 AA737-823 : 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
27 Bigphilnyc : 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.
28 TOLtommy : I wonder how long NW will keep their 757 fleet? hehehehehe
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