N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29373 posts, RR: 73
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4388 times:
The 757 really did not need much of an NG model. The main reason for the end of the 757 line is the airlines' need for commonality (757/767 commonality is just not enough anymore) and Boeing's protection of their best seller, the 737. Likely, the 757NG will be part of a single bleedless 737 line that ranges from 120-200 (maybe 220) seats.
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Minmiester From Australia, joined May 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4219 times:
738 and 739 are poor replacements for the 757, they both are sorely lacking in legs compared to the 757 and both 738 and 739 (until boeing redesigns exit doors) can only seat 189 in a single class configuration, simply not big enough.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17664 posts, RR: 65
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4166 times:
The A321 and 738/739 are not pure replacements for the 757, but most airlines were not using the extra range anyway, and the 321 or 738/739 had commonality with their other narrowbodies. Since the type of operation was shorter ranged in nature, commonality was more important downwards than upwards (to the 767).
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VivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4145 times:
right, but at least A321 has a comparable seat capacity; 220 v 245
instead B739 will reach maybe just 205 seats,
you can afford losing 20-25 seat but probably not 40!
I do think 737 will never be a 757 replacement, no way...
Even A321 can't do that but, at least in capacity, you can compare them.
just my two cents...
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3779 times:
I love the 757 , but it is a gas guzzler - the A321 is almost identical , but is far more economical.........
You'd be suprised... the 757-200 (and *especially* the -300) still to this day have the lowest seat/mile cost of any narrow body family. Spec. fuel consumption is lower in the A321, but the 757 has more seats to devide opperating cost over.