CoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 428 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5530 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, 4098 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4990 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 Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4899 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, 5392 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4863 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, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2367 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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