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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question  
User currently offlineArecibo From Spain, joined Aug 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

If the passenger cabins on the 757 & 737 have the same radius, why is it that
the 757s feel more spacious? (not considering that the 57 is obviously longer)
The elbow room & aisle seem wider in the 57; Or is it my own perception; please
advice.


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
(not considering that the 57 is obviously longer)

You have to take that into consideration.

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
Or is it my own perception

If not using the 757 aircraft length, then it may be your perception.



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

the 757 cabin cross section is 3" wider than the 737s I thought... no? Someone correct me if I am wrong.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 2):
the 757 cabin cross section is 3" wider than the 737s I thought... no? Someone correct me if I am wrong.

If I remember right the 707, 727, 737 and 757 all share the same cabin width. I might be wrong though.


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

727 - 11' 7"
757 - 11' 7"
737 - 11' 7"
727 - 11' 7"
707 - 11' 7"

Those are the interior widths. All the same. www.boeing.com



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 961 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Hey Pat, can I buy a "7" in the thread title?

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Also consider that over the years, the 737 and 757 have had a variety of interior styles with many different side panels, many different overhead bin styles (heck, the original 731/732s had open hat racks and no bins at all), different types of lighting and different types of passenger service units. Some airplanes have all new interiors, others have bits and pieces of various styles and have had partial upgrades over the years. Etc, etc, you get my point. In addition, some airplanes have spacious interiors with F and Y cabins while others fly with tight high density all Y seating with limited legroom.

With all of these variations in interior styles and seating configuration, some 737s and 757s feel more spacious than others.....the illusion of space is a very important aspect in aircraft interior design. For example, new build 737NGs with the latest Boeing 777-style interior features do feel more spacious than older 737s; widebody aircraft feel more spacious than narrow bodies in most cases, even if room per passenger is equal, etc.

737s and 757s share the same fuselage width and diameter....so your perceptions were influenced by interior design and configuration.....just as it should be.


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

I actually find the 757 interior to be smaller (in appearance) than the 737 due to window seat head room. Seems like the 75 floor is higher than the 73 causing the panels to curve more inward sooner...

again, my perception...



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

The main reason I think the 757 feels more spacious is the 2L/2R doors. Aside from the new 739ER, no 737 has a mid-aircraft door, which contributes to the more closed feeling of the aircraft. Meanwhile, the 757 has a bunch of open space right in the middle that makes it seem larger inside.


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User currently offlineSkytony From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

The 757 and the 737 are the most uncomfortable airplanes compared to the Airbus narrowbody planes. The Boeing planes are so difficult to walk through the aisles, even for a skinny person. When I fly as a passenger, I find that the 737 and 757 are equally uncomfortable.


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User currently offlineDeltaJet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

The 757 cabin seems to be a bit taller and wider to me. But it's just perception. I like it better than that of the 737. The doors help.

Cabin Width...

737: 11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/pf/pf_800tech.html

757: 11 ft 7 in (3.5 m)
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/757family/pf/pf_200tech.html

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Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
737s and 757s share the same fuselage width and diameter....so your perceptions were influenced by interior design and configuration.....just as it should be.

-DeltaJet757



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User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3392 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Quoting Skytony (Reply 9):
The 757 and the 737 are the most uncomfortable airplanes compared to the Airbus narrowbody planes. The Boeing planes are so difficult to walk through the aisles, even for a skinny person. When I fly as a passenger, I find that the 737 and 757 are equally uncomfortable.

The funny thing is that the A320 for me has 0 extra room over a 737 thanks the curvature of the wall. So in both a A320 and a 737 window seat I have to rest my shoulder against the wall to not have my other shoulder blatantly in the seat next to me. The extra width at the floor and seat bottom level is near meaningless to me, and I'm NOT a skinny guy.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Quoting Skytony (Reply 9):

The 757 and the 737 are the most uncomfortable airplanes compared to the Airbus narrowbody planes. The Boeing planes are so difficult to walk through the aisles, even for a skinny person. When I fly as a passenger, I find that the 737 and 757 are equally uncomfortable.

How are the aisles difficult to walk through, unless you are wheeling some carry on that doesn't belong on board?



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3065 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

737s and 757s all seem the same to me inside, with one notable exception: The ex-TWA 757s have cabins divided into three distinct sections, making them seem less like the inside of a paper towel tube and a bit more roomy. This is, however, purely an optical illusion.


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