CoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 418 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5381 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, 4011 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4841 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, 3449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4750 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, 5096 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4714 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...
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tonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2218 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?
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