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U.S. Airways 757's  
User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

What routes will U.S. put their wingleted 757's on? I know they want to fly them across the pond, but to what destinations? And are their 757's equipped with the 535E4B's for the extra range they will be flying? Sorry if this has been posted already.

On a side note, I think US 752's w/winglets are some of the best looking 757s out there.


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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

Well one destination is definately GLA.

Gaz



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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5025 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

BRU is going to be another one.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):
What routes will U.S. put their wingleted 757's on?

7 planes, for 6 routes with 1 spare for maintenance

AMS, BRU, DUB, GLA, LIS, SNN

Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):
And are their 757's equipped with the 535E4B's for the extra range they will be flying?

US Airways' B757s are all equipped with the RB211-535E4. They have not uprated the engines any further at this time. (I don't know how feasible/possible it would be if they wanted to.)



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4814 times:

I love the irony at the fact that the US 757 is now the more comfortable aircraft to fly across the Atlantic in then the US A330. Hooray "profit".


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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 4):
US 757 is now the more comfortable aircraft to fly across the Atlantic in then the US A330

It may be a little more confy than the A333 but the A333 is not NEARLY as bad as the B762!


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Hi!

Yeah, right...the 757 "the more confortable aircraft to fly across the Atlantic..." only maybe because USAir gives you excelent prices...otherwise I would skip their 757 everytime I could.....my worst experience flying over the Atlantic was in a USAir 757, with those narrow seats and such a poor service it's practically impossible!!!
Regards


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 4):
I love the irony at the fact that the US 757 is now the more comfortable aircraft to fly across the Atlantic in then the US A330. Hooray "profit".

Could you elaborate a little, why US 752's are the best aircraft accross the Atlantic?

I understand the flight is sold all as economy, with the First Class cabin designated for Frequent Fliers and full fare economy passengers (similar to when AA operated the 752 MAN-BOS service). But surely for the rest of the passengers on the flight are just going to experience anoter "Run of the Mill" 752 flight across the pond?

US service is hardly legendry (but I have no gripes), so I don't think this is going to the make it the best...

I have flown the US A330's many times and I think this aircraft is in a league of its own compared to the rest of the US fleet on Trans Atlantic flights.


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 7):
I understand the flight is sold all as economy

The aircraft were all economy last year. For this summer they have added 12 Envoy class seats.

Gaz



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 7):

I have flown the US A330's many times and I think this aircraft is in a league of its own compared to the rest of the US fleet on Trans Atlantic flights.

Have you flown on it recently? The redone cabins are horrid. Seats are the same, just about 6 inches closer together. I recently saw photos on a company news website that... well,

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/Chugalugdoug/Poorroom1.jpg

A lot of good that TV does when its 2 inches from your face....

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/Chugalugdoug/Poorroom2.jpg

Legroom....

The re-done cabins in the 330 are appalling, and feel "Cattle Carish", and I am a US Airways cheerleader.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

God , those photos look horrible. I would die if I had to sit in those for more than an few hours. Lucky my next US flights are in F and its a 757. I would never fly US in Y and only in Envoy if there was nothing else. F in domestic is tolerable.

User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

How about seeing these 757s on Hawaii routes when they merge their operating certificates.
SR



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):
On a side note, I think US 752's w/winglets are some of the best looking 757s out there.



Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 11):
How about seeing these 757s on Hawaii routes when they merge their operating certificates.

HP will use its own planes from what I hear. They are already ETOPS certified.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 9):

Goodness what did Parker smoke. That is not the 330 I left at US. They used to have a nice comfortable 33 / 34 in pitch. Made for a very comfortable transatlantic crossing. From the picutres, it looks simply horrid.



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 13):
Goodness what did Parker smoke

The notion that you can have profit by having everyone in the world fly your airline once for 150 dollars a seat, rather then having a solid base of return customers. Sadly, it seems to be working too....



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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3192 times:
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wow. Those cabin shots look horrendous. It looks like the inside of a charter airplane.... I would die if I had to sit in a chair like that for 8 hours. There's "snug", there's "tight" and there's "insanely small". Its pretty clear which category those fall into....

-AA777


User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

I am going on US, PHL-MAD on a 757 in June. I wonder if it is going to be a winglet.

User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 16):
I am going on US, PHL-MAD on a 757 in June. I wonder if it is going to be a winglet.

It may be. I think they are trying to get them all retrofitted for the Summer season.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

How does US 330 legroom compare to the competition? It is exactly the same, is it not? The photo showed a man whose neighbor reclined in his face. Obviously, that sucks. NW has the same config, right? Do AA/UA 777s have more legroom?

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 16):
I am going on US, PHL-MAD on a 757 in June.

No, it will probably be an A333.


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 9):
Have you flown on it recently? The redone cabins are horrid. Seats are the same, just about 6 inches closer together.

Wow, I am really disappointed by this news...

One of the reasons I flew US on the A330 was the great legroom and always found it comfortable!

Quoting Flighty (Reply 18):
How does US 330 legroom compare to the competition? It is exactly the same, is it not? The photo showed a man whose neighbor reclined in his face. Obviously, that sucks. NW has the same config, right? Do AA/UA 777s have more legroom?

Just looking at the seat config and it is on average 31inch seat pitch... Where previously they use to boast 33-35 inches!

The config is exactly the same as NW and their 333's.

Im not sure of the seats NW use on their 333's, but the seats on US 333's are very bulky and thickly padded which will obviously eat into the leg room further!

Envoy Class was obviously not as much of a cash cow for US Airways on Trans-Atlantic flights as other carriers experience!

Here's the seat configs:
NEW


OLD


User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 18):
How does US 330 legroom compare to the competition? It is exactly the same, is it not? The photo showed a man whose neighbor reclined in his face. Obviously, that sucks. NW has the same config, right? Do AA/UA 777s have more legroom?

NW's have slightly more legroom (both from flying a NW 333 and looking at that pic, and from referencing seatguru and USairways.com and nwa.com

UA 777 are 31" pitch in Y, which is the same, but having flown them, they also don't look that tight... maybe the seats in UA aren't as thick? I think AA's 777s are 32" but are pretty thick, nicely padded seats.

NW's transatlantic 757s are going to have the best pitch of their fleet in Y, so it seems that the strategy is to compensate for the less airy, roomy feeling of a narrowbody with more space in the seat...



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2895 times:

I guess that I am missing the point.......everyone is getting upset over the fact that US's economy class seats have 31 inches of pitch? Just about every airline worldwide has its economy cabin set up with the seat pitch at 31 to 32 inches, why do you expect US to be different or offer more room than industry standard? Am I missing something?

User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 21):
Just about every airline worldwide has its economy cabin set up with the seat pitch at 31 to 32 inches, why do you expect US to be different or offer more room than industry standard? Am I missing something?

Yeah, again, the photo has the seat directly ahead of him fully reclined in his face. That is not an accurate picture of seat pitch, nor is the second photo. The person is slouching with their derriere scooted way forward.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2745 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 21):
I guess that I am missing the point.......everyone is getting upset over the fact that US's economy class seats have 31 inches of pitch? Just about every airline worldwide has its economy cabin set up with the seat pitch at 31 to 32 inches, why do you expect US to be different or offer more room than industry standard? Am I missing something?

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Quoting Flighty (Reply 22):
Yeah, again, the photo has the seat directly ahead of him fully reclined in his face. That is not an accurate picture of seat pitch, nor is the second photo. The person is slouching with their derriere scooted way forward.

Whats more the US A330 seats seem to be very thick, whilst other airlines have slightly thinner seats. Who knows, maybe the US A330s are still comfortable.



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Quoting A330323X (Reply 3):
Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):
What routes will U.S. put their wingleted 757's on?

7 planes, for 6 routes with 1 spare for maintenance

AMS, BRU, DUB, GLA, LIS, SNN

Are they planning new Routes to DUB?


25 BY738 : No.
26 DTWAGENT : I have to agree with CV900. I will never fly over the pond on US B757's again. It was just as bad as he said it was. And from what I here they are not
27 Whappeh : I non-rev on US Airways... so the price is always right.
28 Post contains links Airbus3801 : The A330 now is definetly not very pleasing. I just got back from a PHX-PHL-MAN-GLA route on US with the A333 over the pond and I definetly did not fi
29 Etops1 : usairways will be flying the 767's to spain . not the 757's.
30 CV990 : Hi! Just to complement my point I flew USAir 757 N203UW from PHL to LIS last October but before that ( July 2006 ) I flew CO 757 LIS/EWR/LIS and it wa
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