Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 15000 times:
The last 757, a model 200, will roll off the assembly line at Renton next week.
It will be the LAST 757 Boeing builds....number 1050.
If there are any 757 stories out there, now is the time to tell them.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
AAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 14540 times:
I still can't believe this is the end of the line for the 757. I love the way she stands up so tall and proud on the tarmac, and I am forever in awe of her takeoff performance. I hope the 7E7 has a similarly dramatic climbout capability.
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 14459 times:
My best flight ever:
CO 752 from EWR-MCO in First...
We took off on runway 11 due to the runway work a few weeks back... the runway is only 6800' but we were wheels up with a little less than 2k' left! The most amazing take off I've ever experienced (except of course the first time you take off yourself ) Rotating after about 5,000 on a fully loaded 752--truly amazing! At least they'll be around for a long time...
NorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 14371 times:
My first 757 flight was from PDX-MSP on NWA what a great ride we were of the ground so fast i could not believe my eyes but after watching the video i took i was shocked. Great plane hope to see them for a very long time
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14211 times:
My first 757 flight was on Eastern from Atlanta to LaGuardia with a stop in Charlotte. I remember my first impression was of a long, spacious and roomy plane with Eastern's new seats with the brown/orange/red vertical stripes. There was even danish offered on the short ATL - CLT portion with a full breakfast on the CLT - LGA flight. I remember how impressed I was with the sound and power of those Rolls Royce engines. I certainly miss Eastern and their 757's. I think they actually had the nicest livery. Especially with the bold 757 on the tail.
Moman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14144 times:
My first 757 flight was Dec 22, 2001 when I flew from MCO-STL on TWA. I was very impressed because I had only flown MD-80s, 727, and 1 767 before then. They had the fold-in LCD tv's down and were showing a beach scene and some very relaxing music, it calmed my nerves as I was still thinking of 9-11. It was a very nice flight and I remember the landing into STL was very windy, and I was sitting in 32F, and I could see the plane rolling back and forth in the wind but the touchdown was great.
The one funny thing was this was right after TWA became AA, and the pilot said "Welcome aboard TWA flight....oops I mean AA flight XXXX." Everyone was laughing.
767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14116 times:
My first 757 flight was in 1997 on a flight from ATL-San Diego on board Delta. Well, with all the hype, I was eager to experience the climbout that everyone had talked about. WOOOOOOOOOOOAHHHHHHHHH!!! It was like a rollercoaster. It was a morning flight and there were lots of empty seats...maybe about 50 people total on that flight, but man, what a rush!!!
LONG LIVE THE 757!!!!
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13623 times:
Just as Sspontak mentioned, my first 757 was an EA experience, from ATL-MSY as I recall probably around 1982 or 83. I also thought the classy 757 on the tail was great...a proud announcement of what you were flying on!
In the 20 plus years since then I have been on countless 757's of AA, UA, NW, TW, IB, BA , DL & ol' EA.
No doubt the 757 will soldier on for decades to come. It has the utility built into it like the DC-8 did. A capable and adaptable aircraft.
So for you young guys...let not your airplane heart be troubled, there will be opportunites for a long time to experience the performance of the 757!
NYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13501 times:
The 757 is a very solid, safe plane. It's fine from a passenger perspective. I like the take-offs on the 757, too. Try it out of St. Thomas, USVI or Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It's like taking off on a rocket.
But from a flight attendant perspective, it's bear to work. There are just too many seats on just one aisle. AA only has the -200, and I gasped in awe when saw Boeing was developing the -300 variant. I can't imagine 200+ passengers on a 753. It's like the old days with the stretch 8!
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13272 times:
My first flight on a 757 was on Eastern MIA-ATL in 1987, the first of many on this magnificent jet. I've flown on both RR and PW powered models and they have always impressed me with awesome take off performance. The end of an era, but fortunately we'll be able to fly in these beauties for years to come.
IDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13270 times:
as far as I know, your flight with the EA 757 should have taken place in early 1983, since the first ever 757 revenue flight took place with EA on Jan 1,1983.
My first flight with the 757 took place in 1995 aboard United's N510UA, but I don't remember much since I was only 12...however in summer 2003 I flew Aeromexico's N801AM and N806AM, and I enjoyed the spacious cabin with amazing takeoff and climbing performance, even from the hot-and-high MEX airport. It's a plane for everybody, for people that enjoy aircraft performance and for who don't care about it but just about comfort. Even if in Italy (where I live) they are not so popular, I like them very much, and I hope that they will be around for many years to come!
MYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13162 times:
My first B757 flight was 10 years ago returning home to MAN from SKG. It was a BY aircraft and I remember we got priority boarding since I was just 8. We pulled up to her on busses and we were the only ones onboard her for ages, I remember thinking it was so great....
23 B757 flights later and I still love her; so much so that I went across the Atlantic on one in the summer! They rule!
Just for fun my longest 757 flight is 7hours 10mins and my shortest is 35 minutes and that is with AA and BA respectively!
I was fairly impressed with the plane. The only consolation I see would be (using the 727 as an example) is that although Boeing won't be making them, we'll still be seeing 757s fly around for commercial carriers for at least another 15 to 20 years.
[Edited 2004-10-22 17:06:32]
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981