XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
Screw the A330 eh? That might take some extra effort...
The 757-300 will probably be used on very very limited transatlantic servive. It is technically the replacement for the DC-10-40 which runs mostly high capacity domestic trips. It is a narrowbody and therefore does not have the cargo capacity as the 330.... and right now on transatlantic flights and the india runs the DC-10 carries enough cargo to where even if no seats were sold on the flight it would still make a profit. The cargo capacity is a neccesity.
I honestly dont see why people have such biases towards airbus or boeing when the airplanes are very similar and all very good. Peace and humptiness..
Logos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 810 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
Wherever you see a DC-10-40 today, that's where you'll see a 753 tomorrow. Don't count on any 333s operating domestic routes, either. As was mentioned, they're a good choice for those European routes because of their great cargo capacity, but for domestic it's getting the passengers there as cheaply as possible that counts. The 753 will be very hard to beat on that score (regardless of the implications for passenger comfort vs. a vs. a widebody).