Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
this is probably not the first time this was talked about but since I never could read anything about it I'll just ask again...
Does anybody know what is going to happen to US 757? Are they gonna keep them besides the A321 or will they soon leave the fleet? How many 757-200s do they have in their fleet? I guess they have 30-something A321s on order, are those enough to replace the 752s?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
I have heard the same thing as USAFHummer, US will keep both types in their fleet for the time being, as they can use the extra capacity on many routes. US has also said that a couple of the 762s will fly domestic routes.
At some point, look for at least some of the US 757s to go, as some of the 757s in US's fleet are among the oldest in the sky, I think that 10 of their 757s are ex-Eastern Airlines examples that were among the first produced in the early 1980s.
Of course, if the UA/US merger goes through, everything will change. Wasn't there talk of UA and AA exchanging some of their 757s since UA would prefer the ex-TWA PW powered models now owned by AA and AA would prefer the the US 757s which have RR engines?