AmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 242 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
I just would like to know what everyone thinks about the 757??? This can be the -200 or -300. I absolutely love the 757. I think it flies great and I love how the airlines use it. How do you guys feel about the 757 and how many will be sad to see the -200 put out of production??? By the way, when will the -200 be out of production???
P.S.- Anyone who has flown on the 753- How is it??? Is the boarding process slow??? Does it flie like the -200??? Etc....
CO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1833 times:
I have flown only once on the 757, but hands down it was the best flight in my life!Although it is not a widebody, it was definitely large enough to where I did not feel cramped in like the smaller jets I am so accustomed to!
Mike_mit From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
One of the most popular aircrafts ever built. I love the 757...its sleek looks, its power on take offs...its reliablity. The 753 is a bit too long for my tastes though. Still, like the 727 it was built to replace, you'll see the 757 around for decades to come.
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
The Boeing 757 is in my opinion the overall best airplane in the Delta fleet. Versatile enough to be equally efficient on long thin transcons, hot and high Latin America markets, and the east coast shorthauls into and out of ATL and CVG.
The 757 is reliable, sturdy, and built to last. It's the easiest narrowbody to work from a ramp service perspective.
The 757 and 767 share the same type rating, which was an important consideration for Delta, the world's largest operator of both types. They also share significant commonality with the 777.
First Class on the 757 is spacious and has an exclusive feel, since most operators configure their 757s with First forward of Door 2 and Coach aft.
I know the 757 isn't the most comfortable aircraft in coach, but it's not that bad. I'm 6'1" and I can still more or less get comfortable.
All around, the 757 is a quality aircraft. I can't think of any downsides.
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AM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1762 times:
No doubt, one of my favorite planes, for many reasons... the look, the flight deck, the way it flies, its really powerful engines, the feel you get once you're airborne (few jets climb that fast on takeoff)... and I just love that sound flaps make when changing position.
I will never understand those who'd rather fly on an A320 or 321.
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BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
My experiences on Northwest with this plane was horrible. But most of the problems were the airline's fault(bad interior). It does seem like a fast plane and I like how it looks. Hopefully, I'll have a better experience on another airline, maybe this summer I may be flying the 757 with Delta(And if I'm lucky, the 727 also! )
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Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
The P&W powered 757's are nowhere as powerful as the RR powered 757's. I flew a CO 757 (RR) EWR-IAH, and it felt like a heavy. Boy did those engines rumble. Last summer, I flew a DL 757 (P&W) CVG-ATL, and I found it to be a lot less powerful than than the Continenal 757.
Tristar2000 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
From a technician's point of view, the 757 is well appreciated. It is a sturdy, efficient and very reliable aircraft. I have not flown on it but I worked on it quite a bit and what I prefer about the 757 is the cockpit. I find it to be plainly fun to work in, better to me than the A330, A310 and L-1011. And believe me, I like those 3 too.
On the other hand, I can understand why passengers would prefer the other 3 than the 757. The narrowbody is less appealling to pax. From what I've heard, passengers still prefer to fly the older L-1011 just because of the room.
That is probably the main reason why companies would get rid of leased 757s. I know the 757 is the most reliable aircraft in Air Transat's fleet (somewhere around 98-99%), but they will be getting rid of them shortly to go to an all widebody fleet.
That being said, I say bravo Boeing for an exceptionnal aircraft which is well proven to this day.
Zebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
I have flown on the 757 many times and for a narrow body a/c it's the best in my opinion. Eventhough it's not a wide body, you still get the wide body feel. I espesially love the way it 'LAUNCHES' for the runway. I've never flown the Concorde so I have to say that the 757 has provided me with the most exicitng t/o's in the 34 years that I have been flying.(My first flight was at the age of 5(LGA-ATL-MGM round trip on Delta)
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Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1039 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
To get a good feel as to what a 757 can do, try a departure from SNA. Not only is it a noise restricted airport, but the runway is 5700' long. It's like the loudest most impressive takeoff roll I know of in North America.
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1674 times:
I think the 757 is the best narrowbody out there. It is good looking and has, as mentioned before, high thrust to weight ratio giving it outstanding takeoff performance. It is very economical for airlines as well in terms cost per seat mile.
I heard that some airline crews do not like the fact that it is such a long, single-aisle plane. It makes for long boarding/disembarking times.
America West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
I love the 757! It's a great airplane! I've only flown on the 752 twice and both times was with Delta. The CMH-CVG flight was horrible. The interior was a mess, it was dirty, the seat fabric was ripped, there were light bulbs that didn't work etc... But the CVG-ORD 752 that I was on was great! That was the cleanest and best looking plane Ive ever flown on.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5243 posts, RR: 27 Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
Milemaster said it- nothing beats a 757 departure from SNA; I'm not sure what's more fun, though- the takeoff itself, or the look on the faces of those who are not expecting it! And then- the noise abatement throttle-back- what fun!
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Zebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
When I mentioned the wide body feel, I was referring to the size of the a/c. It might be psychological, but to me flying in a 757 gives me the sense of more room than a 737. I guess since I fly SWA more frequently than the majors, any change from the 737 is appreciative.
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757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
I've flown on a transatlantic 757 charter flight (many years ago), and while it was not very roomy (228 seats) it was a very clean aircraft. It was powered by RR RB211-535E4's and the take off was out of this world. Most jets can give you that 'pinned to your seat' feeling on take off, but the 757 takes it much further. It helped that it was a full power take off though. My flight was full, over 200 PAX and full fuel tanks - From a 2600m runway (BHX).
I love the noise the gear and flaps make as well, and the aisle seems to stretch on forever - I would love to see how long the cabin on the -300 is!
The 757 has now sold over 1,000 units, and Boeing must be rubbing it's hands with great satisfaction - I doubt it ever expected to sell that many. It got off to a slow sales start, but it leap-frogged past big brother 767 a few years later.
By the way, I'd much prefer a charter configured 757 to a 767 in the same config - The BY 767's have a 2 4 2 seating arrangement - The one I flew on was a -200 on a 4 hour flight - It was horrible.
Plus let's face it, the 757 is so darn sexy to look at....While the 767 just looks boring.