Korg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
If the 757 with winglet's perform well, may be Boeing will reopen the 757 production and come up with the 757-500 with winglet's, common cockpit with the 777/7e7, an all new wing and engine......Ok I'm dreaming
Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
Asthetically...I think that a 757 with those blended winglets is gonna look...dumb.
BUT...stop the presses and hold back on the flaming, my winglet-obsessed associates...
Getting more bang for your buck is also a sound business practice. If this is going to cause the 757s to save more fuel in the long run, and allow them to stay in fleets longer, then yeah, by all means, go for it. I can get used to them with winglets, no problem. I'm just not gonna be all over the board saying "Man, winglets on a 757 are gonna suck the big one!" It's all about economics...not looks.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
I do agree that a 757 with winglets is going to look a bit dumb. Ok...a LOT dumb. But, as stated above, in this day and age it 'aint about looks, is it? Just economics. The bottom line will always prevail over looks. To me, it's like the 727 with winglets....why?