Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2371 times:
Continental Airlines will start flying their 757's from Austin (AUS)-Houston Intercontinental (IAH). This flight will be once a day, all the other flights will be an MD-80. Only MD-80's are used for the IAH-AUS route. This flight is 148 miles. Is this the new shortest 757 flight?
US AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2144 times:
TWA902fly is correct. I was in Monterrey about 2 1/2 weeks ago, and I went to check out the airport. And sure enough there was a 757-200 ready for a flight to San Francisco. I was very surprised that they would use them on this route.
AWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Continental also flies a daily 757 between Houston and San Antonio, which is a shorter flight than the Houston-Austin leg.
It's amazing how many flights are offered and which aircraft are used on routes between those Texas cities: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston Intercontinental, Houston Hobby, Dallas Love Field, San Antonio, Austin.. and plus there are many flights between DFW, DAL, HOU and IAH to ELP, along with a several flights between SAT, AUS and ELP. Lubbock, Midland and Amarillo are also all connected with flights to cities in Texas.
Sorry about that... I just get amazed when I visit airports in Texas, especially DFW, IAH and SAT, how many intra Texas flights there are.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2909 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2061 times:
I took a flight on CO about a month ago from IAH to SAT and it was in fact a 757. It was one of the newer ones, I'd guess, since it had the fold-down screens near the PSU's rather than in the aisle.
The 757s without screens in the aisle (that you can easily bump your head on) seem to be much more open and roomy. Boeing did a great job with these new interiors.
What's more amazing than the choice of a/c on the leg is the fact that in the 35-or-so minute flight, they managed to do a semi-complete beverage service using trays... they just gave us a choice of three things (don't remember what) but they got through the whole cabin...
Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
Yes, I agree, but Austin has a new bigger international airport. San Antonio doesn't even have an international airport, their airport is very small with only the Southwest 737-200's being the biggest plane there. I didn't know that Continental flys a 757 from there. Austin has become roughly a larger and busier city than San Antonio.
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
DL also flies B757-200s and all variants of B767 that they operate from ATL-JAX and JAX-ATL. Flight time on a B767 is 43 minutes, and flight time on a B757 is 40 (if even).
US also operates (or at least operated, they seem to be switching JAX routes to B73X/A32X) B757 flights from JAX-CLT. Flight time is in the 50 minute range.
I remember my first flight from JAX-CLT on a US B757. I was 7, and it was my first time on a "big" jet (everything else I'd flown up to that point was in the DC-9/MD-80/737-200 class, with a single F100 that I remember). I was amazed at how "huge" the interior was, with a door located midway along the fuselage so first class was ahead of you, coach behind. Honestly one of my best airliner experiences.
El Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
One of the shortest 757 flights oporated both by El Al and Arkia is TLV-ETH, ETH = city of Eilat, the flight takes only 30 min'.
El Al flies the 757 to ETH once a day, they also serve ETH with 737NG, Arkia flies from time to time both the 752 & 753, mainly the flights oporated by a 732 or DHC-7