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Ever Flown On A 757?  
User currently offlineMech From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1620 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.

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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

2 weeks ago I was on a Delta 757 from LAX-Orlando. I love the 757. It is a quick, powerful aircraft that is fairly comfortable. It is a very safe aircraft too.

I've also been on:
DL 757 (LAX-TPA)
UA 757 (LAX-ORD)
AA 757 (LAX-MIA), (SNA-DFW), (LAX-EWR), (DFW-CUN), (LAX-ORD), etc, etc, etc...

It is in my opinion the best narrow-body aircraft. Hopefully the middle seat will be empty on your trip! It makes it much nicer (unless you want to sit next to somebody!)


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

It is a very good aircraft to fly on. I had very little turbulence, watch your head on those tv screens though!

User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1354 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.
AA737-800


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1336 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.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1336 times:

I've flown on 757-200 with MWA, AA and TWA. I've had they are very comfy, fast and the best thing since the 727-200. I recomend them for short hops and cross country travel such as EWR-SFO


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1334 times:

I've flown on 757-200 with NWA, AA and TWA. I've had they are very comfy, fast and the best thing since the 727-200. I recomend them for short hops and cross country travel such as EWR-SFO


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 1329 times:

I've flown on a 757 twice. Once into ORD on AA flight 1524 from SNA. Another into SNA from DFW. They are a perfectly safe and good aircraft.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 1330 times:

I think of it as being a long version of the 737. I flew on a Northwest 757 from Detroit to MCO in Sept 1993 and it was a very smooth flight.

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1316 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.


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineRotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1313 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.

Have fun and hope you enjoy the flight!

Rotate777


User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1307 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.


User currently offlineBY285A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Hi

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

 

Tom


User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

It's fantastic, the look and size of a widebody with the performance of a narrowbody - It's a real hot-rod!

At last count I've flown on the 757 38 times on flights from 25 min to 8 hours long, as a passenger and in the rupseat!

Enjoy your flight
James 


User currently offlineUnited777ORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

United's B757-200's are awesome. The flight will be a smooth and quiet flight.
 
-United777ORD


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

I just got back from Atlanta on Delta's B757, I went there in the morning also on B757 and came back late at night. Smoth ride.

Rafal


User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1235 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
 


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1230 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!

Have a good flight!

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineAWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

I don't like flying on the 757... I have always said it feels like nothing but a really long 737! Although, they are a very neat plane to look at from the outside.

I would have to say on a cross country trip, I would rather be on an Airbus A320/319.



User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7773 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1225 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.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlinePANAMAN From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1196 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!

PANAMAN



Sorry I moved from SXM, looking for a new house on Anguilla now!
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5049 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

A little cramped if it is a full flight, but you'll like it. A real nice ride. Be sure to get a window seat!


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineTurboprop From Canada, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1181 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!

User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1159 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!!  

jonathan d.




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