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Opinions On The 757  
User currently offlineAmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2396 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....

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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

There's nothing worse than sitting down the back in a chock-a-block 757! The horror, the horror...

User currently offlineCO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2228 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!

User currently offlineMike_mit From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2198 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.

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2181 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.

It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineAM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2157 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.

"... for there you have been and there you will long to return."
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2147 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!  Big thumbs up)

Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1024 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Ive Flown on a DL 757 from CVG-ATL and CVG-DFW-CVG the legroom was kind of tight but it was a good experience.

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2114 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.

User currently offlineTristar2000 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2102 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.

User currently offlineEGNV From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

I think it's wonderful and has long since been my favourite a/c.

User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2081 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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User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1080 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2077 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.

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2069 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.

I love when I get a 757 flight though.

User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Eventhough it's not a wide body, you still get the wide body feel.

I guess I don't understand this. How can a 757 give you that wide-body feel any more than a 737?

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1838 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

I love the 757-200....some of my earliest memories are flying BA aircraft from LHR to GLA and return, and MAN, on the BA Shuttle services. Also on the services to Lisbon, which I flew many times.

Painted in the Landor scheme, they were classy aircraft. Not as much now, but still nice inside.

Still get them up to Newcastle - although these days its more likely to be an A319, or A320 (which are lovely, but that's another story!).

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2012 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.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5693 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2003 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...
User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1972 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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User currently offline757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1934 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.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1899 times:

Of course the 757 is sexy...its lady long legs, slim body and two big ones !  Laugh out loud

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1889 times:

I flew an AA 757 last August JFK-SEA. It was a nice plane, though I'll give an edge to the A320's on B6.

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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1394 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Great powerful aircraft!

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User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

A beautiful and economical airplane.

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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Evertime I see a 757/767 I think of tall buildings. Crying

Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
25 AA_Cam : The 757's economics are astounding, and it's single-type rating between it and the 767's even enhances its economic efficiency (from the oporators asp
26 Islander : It's one of my least favourite aircraft but I don't really know why.
27 Cba : I once talked to a Continental 757 pilot (based in EWR), and this is his opinion on the aircraft: "The 757 is a great aircraft to fly. I can fly short
28 Jhooper : A few months I flew ATL-BNA on a 757-200. There were only about 5 passengers on the plane. The power was advanced on takeoff and we were in the air al
29 Hb-iqj : I fly really much on the 752... I use it a lot on El Al's european legs. At El Al it has replaced the B707 and it is just great. Always when I board t
30 Ts-ior : No comment !!! Beauty and efficiancy !!!
31 TWAL1011 : Not a single negative comment. Interesting. I love it to, by the way.
32 Post contains images Gr8SlvrFlt : I was on the world's very first scheduled 757 flight--Eastern Airlines from Atlanta to Tampa on January 1, 1983. As a flight attendant I worked the 75
33 CV990 : Hi! I only flew once in the 757. from LHR to LIS in a BA aircraft. It was quite a spacious aircraft and I don't have nothing to argue against. I have
34 Post contains images Ntcrawler : My strange luck, I had the opportunity to fly a 757 with AMerican Airlines last July from Chicago to Los Angeles. I see there are quite a few fanatics
35 Post contains images EA CO AS : The Boeing 757 is truly a mechanical marvel. It's powerful, economical, and can satisfy just about any mission requirement an airline can throw at it.
36 EA CO AS : Ntcrawler- The "Luxury Jet" (narrowbodies) and "Luxury Liner" (widebody) titles are marketing names used by American Airlines on all their aircraft, a
37 Twa902fly : I love the 757, it is one of my two favorite aircraft, the other being A319. I have flow on a 757 11 times, ranging from 589 miles to 2846 miles. here
38 Sabena332 : The 757-200 is the aircraft I`ve been most on. In my opinion it is a very flexible plane for short and also for long flights. Patrick
39 Post contains links and images RoyalDutch : I don't like the plane..the only one I've ever been on was an AA flight from MIA to LAX. My earlier LAX to MIA flight was a 763...while the 757 had a
40 Twa902fly : what do you mean "the 763 was roomier" AA uses the same seats on 757s and 763s. you can't tell the difference. TWA902
41 RoyalDutch : Actually, TWA902fly, the two aircraft did not have the same seats. At least the upholstry was different, and they sure didn't look or feel anywhere ne
42 757man : Interesting thread this one is. Out of a large number of postings, only a very small number have made negative opinions about the aircraft. Surely, th
43 RoyalDutch : Also, I might add that the 757 lacked the swivel headrests that the 767 had...
44 RayChuang : The 757 will not likely be replaced anytime soon because it has the following advantages: 1. The plane has very low seat-mile costs. 2. The plane is c
45 AA717driver : I have flown the 757 from JFK-LIS-BCN and from STL-IND. It gets a little busy on the short flights(especially when arrivals and runways get changed at
46 Mhsieh : From passenger perspective, 767 is a MUCH BETTER flying experience b/c 2-3-2 seating is the ultimate in coach class comfort. Any 757/767 pilot out the
47 757man : Going back to ex Eastern 757s - UK airlines Airtours International and Air 2000 have a small number of these, though they are replacing them soon. The
48 AlaskaMVP : Pluses - Launches like a rocket - Lots of room for first class, Delta puts something like 24 seats in there. Negatives - Coach seating is frequently a
49 Ammunition : this has got to be my favourite plane, at least for take off. i always enjoy my 757 flights. I was spotting at LHRa week ago, and the 757 had the shor
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