NWA757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
As with most airlines, American acquires aircraft from other airlines. Each airline and government has it's own requirement for emergency exits. My guess is that the two aircraft you have seen do not differ much on the inside, however the one with the exits may have an extra galley. I believe the 757 with no window exits over the wings were acquired from TWA during the takeover. One of the aircraft that you have seen has RR engines while the other PW.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
The 767 is worse, for lack of a better term, in this regard; with multiple exit door configarations. This all depends on the number of passangers the ordering party needs to fit and the exit requirements come from there. I do not think there is a difference in seating capacity limits between the two different exit door setups on the 757. You wouldn't find galleys by the mid-cabin doors on a 757, though airlines tend to put the lavs there, they are not service doors AFAIK.
The only advantage to the non-over wing exit setup is that with the lavatories located there it helps to break up the cabin and eliminate the tube effect.
FWIW, Northwest has both door setups as well... all of their aircraft were new delivers.
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CKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1358 times:
Im sure I have seen pics of a CO 757-200 on here (cabin shot) that shows a galley by door 2R and a bulkhead by L2 instead od the usual crew seat then immediately a row in front. Ive also flown on 757's that had no bulkhead in front of row 1, just a crew seat like alot of 737's have.