CoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 463 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6230 times:
Has this bad winter weather caused any fuel diversions so far? I check periodically for the TXL-EWR and HAM-EWR and haven't found any? And, were there any B757's that had to be diverted because they didn't have enough fuel to circle the airport because of bad weather? I imagine that these planes take off with their fuel tanks topped off.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5690 times:
I seem to recall several Stuttgart-Atlanta Delta 767s having to stop in Bangor, Maine over the years...I guess owing to a hill near the departure end at Stuttgart that causes the flight to climb more rapidly, which means less fuel in order to do that. Not sure I have my facts straight, but that's what I heard.
But relating to the original topic, many 757s stop in Bangor as well...obviously coming into the U.S. from Europe,
airportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3996 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5599 times:
There were a few cases this year where the venerable 757 flew EWR-FCO-EWR and EWR-MXP-EWR with CO. It seems to me, regardless of the winter winds over the Atlantic, that this aircraft is more capable than one thinks...
Thats generalizing, but I think the point is there somewhere
seabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6889 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5563 times:
Believe me, if it were happening with any regularity, the crowd here that insists that 757s are deathtraps on any mission over 3 hours would be out in force. This winter, the challenges seem to have been within the United States...
tonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1990 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
Quoting seabosdca (Reply 4): Believe me, if it were happening with any regularity, the crowd here that insists that 757s are deathtraps on any mission over 3 hours would be out in force.
B757 a deathtrap on missions over 3 hours? That's funny because I cannot recall a single B757 that has gone down over the Atlantic ever and only 8 hull losses from over 1,000 frames built one of which was a hijacking in China and two more were also hijacking's involved in the 9/11 attacks. How can anyone claim the B757 is a death trap in any circumstances with a record like that?