HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6468 times:
That 757 looks sharp.
What routes will they be on?
Too bad I don't live by CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO anymore, I am missing out on a lot of new aircraft due to arrive in the next year or so that would probably fly into CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO
CO 737s and 757s with winglets
Air Tran 737s
Spirit A319s and A321s
Jet Blue Emb 190
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3319 posts, RR: 44 Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6363 times:
Routes are yet to be determined. However the winglets do their best work cruise altitude so expect to see them on the transcon and transatlantic flights.
Interestingly enough, ALL of CO's new aircraft fly into CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO on delivery from Boeing. The Mx base there installs the IFE and Phone systems before the plane enters service.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5048 times:
I never really under stood the winglets other than that they look cool and make their flying a bit more effishant. How much further than a 737-700 w/ winglets fly compaired to a 737-700 w/o winglets? Same with the 757 (727 too)
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 37 Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4952 times:
UA777-Even though winglets will provide a small boost in range, their primary purpose is that of efficiency. CO strings the 757 out to the best of it's capabilites with it's EWR and CMH to Europe flights (though, I don't think that CMH is a regular service unless someone can correct me). Within the contiguous United States, range for the 757 is not an issue, and dually for Europe the 757 can handle those routes with still some buffer to maximum performance operations. Where the real benefit of the winglets is going to come in is fuel savings. By making the wingtip just that much more efficient, the fuel savings are going to be astronomical (does anyone have the projected figures for this by the way?? I know they're circulating somewhere).
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777guy From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3548 times:
I do not care if they have 757 winglets on them. I flew on [actually should say endured] the CLE to LGW route in coach one time. Winglets may give them better performance on long flights but the inside still is horrible. The B777 is so much better on long range flights. I understand the logic because of 757 trans Atlantic because of smaller loads but I would rather connect in EWR . But having said all this it really makes these planes so much more attractive with the winglets.
Aviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 954 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3328 times:
Sorry, but I liked the old look of the 757, no winglets. A 757 with winglets, as posted by DeltaMD11, just looks too much like a B738, and that is fine, but doesn't look good, at least to me, on a 757.