Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
Sorry if this is one of the more useless posts of the day....but a noticable uptick of great Seven Five shots in the photo database had me thinkin this might be a good time to simply showcase what many of us believe is the hottest looking passenger carrying machine in the sky (with props to Concorde of course!).
Great heritage, great history, great safety record, great power, great comfort (in the hands of the right airline!).......here's to a great ship.
Here's the latest outstanding 757 snapshots. Feel free to add your favorites.
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
I think the B757 is probably the best all around airplane existing today. Equally efficient on short turns as well as on longhaul transcontinental flights, the 757 is versatile, powerful, and built to last.
And one of the best looking airplanes out there. Check out some of my favorite shots.
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
I will never forget the first time I was on one.
I had heard they had power but man.....
As soon as we turned on the runway it was like a rocket ship.
I wasn't expecting it and was thrown back in my seat.....amazing, probably my greatest memory of a take off ever.
And the most beatiful landing I have ever seen is a Northwest 757
Plus, like DeltaSFO said, equally at home on shorth hops (like STL-IND) and transcons.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
A few 757 tidbits
I was at Eastern when the 757 was introduced (early 1984); just before its introduction (December, 1983) a Boeing crew took Eastern's Board of Directors and senior officers and their wives on a non-stop flight from Miami to Buenos Aires and return. This flight meant that the 757 at that time would be the longest range airplane in Eastern's fleet.
It was not uncommon for a MIA-ATL flight to get to FL 410 en route.
Later, an ATA 757 operated the first RVSM flight across the North Atlantic, which is the first operational RVSM flight anywhere.
In doing an analysis on the 757 as a freighter, I found it could carry more than a DC-8-62 (in volume) farther with a much lower fuel burn and a 2 man crew. Working with Boeing analysts at the time, I believe that these discussions became the basis for the 757-200PF.
Incidentally, the shortest flight I have made on a 757 is BDL-PVD.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2392 times:
I think the reasons why the 757-200 has been so successful are:
1. The plane has relatively low seat-mile costs in terms of fuel burn.
2. The plane's design is adept at flying everything from relatively short hops to transatlantic flights.
3. Because the plane is a bit overpowered for its weight, it has been a favorite of airlines that fly in and out of hot and high airports such as DEN, LAS, PHX, etc. Why did you think N7 bought the 752 as its primary airliner?
Gr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1603 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
I small correction--Eastern's first passenger flight with the 757 (and the first in the world) was on January 1, 1983 from Atlanta to Tampa. I was on that flight.
I agree that the 757 is beautiful and extemely powerful but it's high wing loading makes it quite rough riding in my opinion. There is also an excessive amount of ventialtion noise forward of the wing. As mentioned above, the cabin comfort is largely based on the airline's particular configuration. The Seven-Five got off to a pretty slow start but has since passed the 767 in sales. I betcha the 717 will follow suit!
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
I have flown a lot of times on the 752, it is a great aircraft in my opinion. A big advantage for airlines is that it is very flexible to use because it can fly on long and short routes, as a passenger I like the spacious and comfortable cabin very much.
NebFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
I like the 757, even though I've only had the opportunity to fly on it four times. Very powerful plane... it gets up and out quickly.
This is not a good or bad thing, but I've noticed the 757 forward fuselage looks the least "Boeing" of all the Boeing products. To me, it has this "snub-nosed" or "low to the ground" look to it, compared to other Boeing planes. Why did Boeing design it like that?
Cmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
I can't wait to take another 757 and i will on August 31 from STL-LGA a former TWA one!
Currently ive flown the 757 on AA and BA to 3 states and 3 countries and I love it so.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton