Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3783 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2207 times:
I was on a TWA flight between JFK and MCO on a 752 back in 1998, and both the F/As and the flight safety card referred to the A/C as a 757 stretch.Being only a young teenager at the time, I reasoned that it must another version of the 757... But now I know that TWA never even ordered 753s, much less fly them, nor did anyone else in 1998!
So what did the F/A mean?
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4439 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
Wunala, the point Doona already stated is, that while the 757-300 can be logically named the "757 stretch", TWA only had "short" 200s, the 300s wasn't even around in 1998, so why call the no doubt 757-200 they flew a "757 stretch"
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?