Silentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10489 times:
Quoting AF022 (Reply 8): What are US's long-term plan with the 757? Are they going to eventually replace with A330s? Do they have A330s on order?
The 17 332s on order (that are expected to be delivered) and 2 coming in on lease are for expansion with the 350s eventually replacing the 767s. There are also another 10 332s on order that management has said they never expect to be delivered. I believe they will continue to fly the 757 until airbus (or less likely Boeing) produces a true 757 replacement in terms of seats and range.
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 10041 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10267 times:
Quoting Silentbob (Reply 10): I believe they will continue to fly the 757 until airbus (or less likely Boeing) produces a true 757 replacement in terms of seats and range.
Yes, and that may be 12 to 16 years from now. So some 757s will be staying clean and shiny for many years, as airlines are not yet offered any alternative in the 3000-4000 mile segment. Every airline seems to be identifying their best 757 frames that are best suited to a long future with winglets plying the ocean routes. The newest ones with the least MX problems are making the cut in this 757 beauty contest.
Clipper136 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 9251 times:
Is it any easier crossing in the middle seat of a 767 or 777??? The seat width and pitch are the same. All you get extra is head room. Unless you're 8 ft 3 or have a giant noggin, that not going to help you much.....
PiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 8394 times:
Quoting Caljn (Reply 13): what a nightmare...crossing the pond in the middle seat of a US 757!
Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 14): Is it any easier crossing in the middle seat of a 767 or 777?
I would much rather take a 767 over the pond over a 757 anyday simply because the ratio of middle seats to aisle/window seats is much smaller in a 767 i.e. the chances of getting a middle seat is smaller. Plus if you get stuck in one of those middle seats, its in the middle of the cabin and you have a choice to climb out over the person to the right or left of you. In a 757 (or any other narrowbody for that matter) if a "person of size" is sitting in the aisle seat you are pretty much stuck there...
Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3377 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 8077 times:
Quoting PiedmontINT (Reply 17): I would much rather take a 767 over the pond over a 757 anyday simply because the ratio of middle seats to aisle/window seats is much smaller in a 767 i.e. the chances of getting a middle seat is smaller.
757 - 2/6 or 33%
767 - 1/7 or 14%
Plus the 767's center seat has more headroom to boot.
Jog From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 273 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 7440 times:
Quoting FUN2FLY (Reply 4): That's a weird setup for a 752. Would hate to be in row 4 ABC or 5 D next to toilet. Why no galley at row 5? Why are lav's mid cabin at row 23 vs. rear like most 752's?
I have been on a US 757 between CLT and PHL on Monday which had nice looking Envoy class seats in the front and winglets, but definetly no toilet at door 2L as it is depicted at seatguru. I was sitting in 6F (the seat numbered 6E on seatguru), so I would definetly have noticed. They also had a pretty new overhead video system which the crew was not able to get to work as they wished (no sound, meaning they had to do the manual safety demonstration). I connected to a 767 transatlantic flight, having very old envoy class seats and similar old seats even without headrests in Eco. Luckily I had a whole middle row for me on that flight to sleep. Otherwise I would definetly had prefered the 6F seat in the 757 over any eco seat in the 767...
EI350 From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7417 times:
I flew on the US 752 from DUB to PHL back in the summer and I have to say the flight was fine on the way out. The aircraft was updated and the economy seats were leather and I think the new envoy seats were installed. On the flight home, it was a different experience, very uncomfortable old seats and constant bumping into seats by the stewardesses during the flight. The Envoy class seats were the old ones so I think it's 50/50 on what you get.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7356 times:
Quoting FUN2FLY (Reply 4): Why are lav's mid cabin at row 23 vs. rear like most 752's?
It depends on the 757, and the older 1980s 757s tend to have them there. These have no overwing exits and instead have larger emergency exits behind the wings, and lavs are put in this area. Newer 757s, those from the 1990s and 2000s, usually have overwing exits instead and lavs at the back. I know it was eventually an option for airlines to choose from, with the overwing option having a higher capacity. Northwest, for instance, has its 1980s 757s with the door exits and mid-cabin lavs, while their post-1995 757s have the overwing exits and rear lavs.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4972 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7356 times:
One of my friends just posted pictures on his Myspace of the first US 757 to be retrofitted with the new interior. N910AW looks incredible! All leather in F and Y and everything brand new. I can't wait for the rest of the 757s to be overhauled the same way.