Mech From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1701 times:
I am flying to chicago on a united 757, Ive never flown on a 757 before, Is it a pretty good airplane to fly on? Ive seen lots of them take off and land, they seem to get off the ground really fast, but I was just curious on how they are in the air. any info is appreciated. thanks.
AA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
I've flown on plenty of 757s, and they are my favorite aircraft. They fly smoothly and have great takeoff performance. I've flown most recently DL ATL-TPA, but I've also done AA ORD-JAC (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) and AA ORD-LAS. I believe I flew US PIT-SFO in a 757, but I can not be sure, because I hadn't acquired my love for aviation yet.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
I love flying on the 757. You can really feel the power of those aeroplanes, especially on take-off, but then again, what aircraft can't you feel the powere on take-off on. Anyways, they are remarkably comfortable, but you usually have to walk a bit to go to the bathroom. All-in-all, a very good, safe, reliable, comfortable aeroplane, have a nice trip.
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CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
I've flown both First and Coach class on a 757 and must say it is one of my least favorite airplanes- the seating is cramped in my opinion, and the video screens hanging down from the ceiling in the middle of the aisle makes it very hard to walk up and down the aisle.
Rotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1394 times:
True, it is a bit cramped. But the power is just tremendous. I know you'll just love it. Put your head on the seat in front of you before takeoff, and then you'll really feel the power. Your head will be shooting back like a rocket.
It's like flying a loooonnnngggg 737, but with a WHOLE lot more power.
Ezra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 476 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
IMO, the 757 (as with the 737 series) feels cramped, dark, and claustrophobic in comparison to the A320 family. For some reason the ceiling platform seems lower, thereby diminishing the sense of spaciousness.
The power is great, but all in all, the 757 looks and feels like a real cattle car.
BY285A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
How cramped it is depends on which airline you are flying with, and which class you are travelling with. The power, as has already been mentioned is fantastic, as is the reverse thrust and spoilers after landing. If you are landing on a short runway. be prepared to be shoved right back into your seat! One of my favourite aircraft, I'm sure you will love it
GLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
I took a 757-200 on PIT-SFO, with USAir. A great flight. The power on take off is really greater than all the other aircrafts I flew on. A very nice flight.
It is also a different aircraft than the 737, although the cabin size is comparable.
It is definetely one of the best aircrafts ever built
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
Been on 'em too many times to count! The 757 is one of my favorite planes--the number of FC seats makes it great for non-reving. I've only been in Economy once from PDX-DEN, but it was EconomyPlus, so the additional legroom may have skewed my opinion on Economy in the 757.
As AC_A340 said, definitly watch out for those screens in the aisles!
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7824 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
I know people have complained about 757s being cramped. But any plane full, a 757.737,A320 is not too fun. But the power on 757s is amazing. Boeing's own data says that a 757 can operate with a bigger load out of airports that a 737-400 could not. I remember once being in a fully loaded 757 from ORD landing at Sky Harbor and doing a 5,000 foot landing roll out... they have lots of power. Though I do have to agree that my favorite narrow body for a long haul flight would be an A320, AWA's new ones are especially nice, too bad it was only on the TUS-PHX flight. But I also like the MD-80 for long flights too.
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PANAMAN From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1277 times:
The 757 is the best narrow-body plane out there. The takeoff is incredible. You will see what I mean. I've been on 757's of DL, NW, US, and UA........my favorite is in fact UA. You should have a wonderful flight on the 757......she's a great plane!
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Turboprop From Canada, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1262 times:
I flew on a 757 2 years ago, down to the caribbean. Enjoyed every minute of it. The highlight was a visit to the flight deck. It was a beautiful clear night and the captain pointed out the islands that were ahead of us. Will never forget it. Enjoy your trip!
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1760 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
i would say that i have been on a 757, as i was supposed to fly ORD-SEA on a United 757, but my flight out of TRI was delayed 5 hours and i missed my connection....and therefore i missed the 757......they put me on an American MD-80 instead....and even then my flight out of ORD was delayed....what a bummer....
but hopefully i will fly on a 757 this summer....either to BOS or DFW....or both!!