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B757 Across The Pond! BOS-MAN-GLA On AA (26 Pix)  
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10331 times:

This trip had several firsts for me:

- B757 across the Atlantic! (I couldn't wait!!!).  bigthumbsup 
- International trip from BOS Terminal B (from where I had only flown domestically before).
- Transatlantic on AA (I had only done transpacific and lots of domestic on AA before, but never transatlantic)

I'll post the return trip separately.

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Fri, Jul 22, 2005. BOS.

I screwed up. I had somehow convinced myself that my flight left at 7pm. So I turned up at Logan just after 430pm. Terminal B was busy and chaotic. I took a quick look at the screens to see whether my flight was delayed and I noticed the real departure time (750pm). So I had 3.5 full hours to kill. Oh crap.

I decided to check in first to get it out of the way. I was glad that, due to my status, I didn't have to join the economy line; it was pretty long. Instead I went to the business/first line, which moved reasonably quickly and, 10 mins later, I reached the check-in desk. Any luggage to check-in? Nope. The agent was polite and efficient, but she could have smiled a bit more.

After I got my boarding pass, I walked to Terminal C to grab some dinner at Legal Seafoods (this was the plan all along; this is why I wanted to get to the airport 2.5 hours early). I was really busy and it took about 10 mins to get a table. I had the light clam chowder (yum yum!)  yummy , the fried calamari salad (more yum yum!)  yummy , and a glass of white wine. I stayed there for a bit and killed some time by reading my book (Space Wolf by William King, a Warhammer 40,000 novel; it's surprisingly good).

After dinner I walked slowly back to Terminal B. On the way I decided to snap some pictures.  camera  An America West A319 was pushing back. The captain noticed that I was taking a picture and waved. What a guy! Also notice the miscmatched nose of that plane.


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This is a shot towards AA's gates at Terminal B.


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I went through security pretty quickly (taking advantage of the priority security line) and I had some more time to kill at Terminal B. I'm no fan of Terminal B, I have to say. I prefer C or E over it any time. But, at least it was not very busy. So it felt a bit more spacious (but I do like the huge AA eagle! it looks really retro!).


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I walked around for a bit, grabbed a decaf latte from Starbucks, and snapped more pictures.  camera 


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Our plane was already parked at the gate (always a good sign!).


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The sun was slowly setting and I tried to take some "dramatic" shots (let me know if I succeeded! I doubt it...).


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AA108 for LHR was boarding at Gate B33 and I spent some time admiring the mighty B777 (N780AN). The first shot is quite amusing, with the AA eagle logo "floating" over the B777 (it's not an edit! honest! it got reflected accidentally from inside the terminal).


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Also, the AA ground crew seemed somehow happy with themselves, for some reason, as they congratulated each other under the plane.


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I walked up and down the concourse for a bit to stretch my legs in preparation for the hop "across the pond."

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Fri, Jul 22, 2005. AA96, BOS 750pm (actual: 755pm) to MAN 710am (actual: 730am), B757-200 (N191AN), Seat 2F, Gate B36.

Boarding started around 720pm. Unaccompanied minors boarded first (there were four of them and were all called by name). Rows 1-6 (which included me) were asked to board next. This was the first class cabin. However, AA doesn't sell first class tickets on this flight (not a popular business route I assume). Anyone with status (including me!) can get in the first class cabin. You get the same service as in economy, but a more confortable seat. A fine model as far as I'm concerned. The first class cabin was full and the economy mostly full (probably with a small number of empty seats).

A little rant on AA's first class seats on the B757s.


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Don't get me wrong, they beat the economy seats any day. But, they are really outdated and have no adjustable headrests (even the American Eagle ERJs have adjustable headrests... and that's in economy!), so they are not great when you're trying to sleep (I was OK, as I had my inflatable neck rest with me). I really wish AA update their B757s with newer seats, since the ones they have now (both in first and economy) are really substandard.

The doors closed at 755am and the captain announced that there was quite a lot of traffic in the airport and we would push back in 10 mins. Flight time to MAN was estimated to be 5h55min. We started pushing back just before 805pm, as planned. I was amused to see the AA eagle logo from outside the terminal.


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The taxiways were indeed busy and we had to wait for a few planes to take off before us. We started our take off roll just before 820pm. Despite the fact that the B757 was full with fuel and passangers, the take off run was just over 30secs. What a rocket the B757 is!  airplane 

After we climbed for a bit, I got ready to get some sleep. And I had all the right gadgets: sleep mask, inflatable neck rest, noise cancelling headphones, and mp3 player. It took me some time to get into the mood but I eventually got a little bit of sleep, about 2 hours on and off  zzz   zzz   zzz . I have no idea what they served for dinner and, to be honest, I didn't care!!! We hit several bumps throughout the flight (nothing major though) and the fasten seat belt sign came on (and then off) quite frequently.

I fully woke up 4 hours into the flight. I read a bit and half an hour later breakfast was served. It was basically the BOB morning snack box they sell on domestic flights (see here for details).


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It was pretty grim I have to say  vomit  (I'd hate to find out what they served for dinner!). bit of fresh fruit would have been very welcome. Note to self: don't ever, EVER pay money for the BOB morning snack box.

After breakfast I enjoyed the sunrise from my window and took a few pictures.  camera  It was really cool to see the sky getting brighter, but with the moon still visible!


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BTW, I was near the front of the plane and getting shots of the wing and the engine was a pain. Still, a few of them turned out pretty nicely I'd say.

After a while I asked one of the F/As whether I could get some more coffee. She brought a liquid that looked like tea and tasted like nothing, but did apologise for it. She also told me that she was impressed with how I seemed to have slept almost throughout the entire flight and that I seemed to be one of the best sleepers she's ever seen!  blush 

We started our descent towards MAN around 640am local time. It was pretty cloudy and the view as we were descending was not great. We touched down (very hard)  ouch  at 720am. The airport seemed really busy (if you look carefully at the picture below, you can see a number of planes: Astreus B737, bmibaby B737, AA B767, BA Avro, MyTravel B757 and A330, bmi A330, Thomas Cook B757, etc.).


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We reached the gate at 730am.

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Fri, Jul 23, 2005. MAN.

It took a few mins to let us off the plane. I followed signs to connections. There, I was told that I had to go and see the immigration people first and then go back. I was a bit puzzled  confused  but I did what he said. The immigration person scanned my passport and indeed told me to go back to where the connections door was. I walked back, told them that I saw the immigration people, and they let me through. Does this sound very secure to anyone?  confused  And let's put it into perspective: it was two weeks after the London suicide bombings, two days after the attempted London suicide bombings, and one day after the London police shot an innocent person in the tube.

I then had to pass through security. It was pretty painless (they didn't even ask me to take my laptop out of my bag). The lady at security told me to go up the stairs where the departure gates are. I walked towards the stairs but I saw a lift a bit further down and, given that I had a heavy-ish carry-on with my laptop bag attached on top of it, I decided it was easier to take the lift. As I walked towards it I heard a voice behind me.

Security lady: Sir, you have to go up the stairs!
Tony: Can't I take the lift?
Security lady: Is there a lift there?
Tony: Ehhh, yes. It does look like a lift. And the sign here says "lift".  confused 
Security lady: Ehhh, John, is there a lift there?
Unknown male voice: Yes, love, there is one.
Security lady: OK, sir, you can take the lift.

This connection was quite bizarre I have to say...  confused   confused   confused  The good news are that the transfer took about 10 mins. No large hub can beat that. I walked around the terminal, which was quite empty.


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Only the area around the food places seemed a bit busy. The plane on which had brought me to MAN was parked just below.


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Two hours later it'd be on its way back to BOS. I also spotted a couple of amusing items around the terminal. The first one was a departure monitor with a "nice" Window$ warning dialogue box!  sarcastic 


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The second one was a (very old looking) Qualifyer Group advert (how long has it been there?).


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I ended up having a latte and a croissant at one of the cafes and carried on reading my book until it was time to get to the gate. At the gate area I saw a BA agent giving valet tags to passangers with large-ish hand luggage, I told her that I was going to Glasgow and my carry-on was not small and she tagged it.

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Sat, Jul 23, 2005. BA1842 (operated by British Airways CitiExpress), MAN 900am (actual: 905am) to GLA 1010am (actual: 1020am), DHC-8 (G-BRYV), Seat 3D, Gate 144.

Boarding was called at 845am and we had to walk up to the plane.


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I always enjoy that. When I reached the plane I gave my (tagged) carry-on to one of the ground crew and boarded. The seat felt really tiny and the interior looked really worn out!


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I also had a really dirty window which prevented me from taking any decent pictures during the flight. Bummer.  cry  Sorry!  sorry 

The plane was completely full (among the passangers, there were two BA F/As and a FirstChoice F/O). Estimated flight time was 55min. The captain started the engines just after 9am and we slowly taxied towards the runway. On the way I saw a Thomas Cook B757-300, which looked gorgeous! We stopped short of the runway and waited for a few mins. The captain then said that a flock of birds had landed on the runway and that they had to get scared off (I assume there's some airport service that does this?). So it'd take a few mins before we were cleared for take off. A First Choice B757-200 took off first and, a couple of mins later, we were next (around 920am). The take off was surprisingly smooth. The propellers were pretty noisy though.

There were two (female) F/As in the plane. They were both polite and professional, but one of them did look a bit bored. Shortly after take off they offered a hot beakfast. I was really surprised to get a full hot breakfast in such a short flight.


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In fact, it was leagues better compared to what AA had offered in the previous flight and it hit the spot. The coffee also tasted good (even though it was off a paper cup).

I read my book for a bit and soon after we started our descent towards GLA, which was pretty smooth. We touched down (again, hard!)  ouch  at 1015am. After a short taxi we parked at the end of GLA's domestic apron (where most of BA's domestic gates are) by 1020am.

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Fri, Jul 23, 2005. GLA.

I got off the plane and my carry-on arrived very quickly (within a minute or so). I walked into the terminal and stopped to snap a couple of pictures of our plane.  camera 


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Less than 5 mins later I was out of the airport.

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Conclusions

This was generally a good trip. AA's breakfast was embarrassingly bad (but BA more than made up for it during the following flight). The first class seats on AA's B757s are really outdated but, as I said, I'd take one over an economy seat any day. The AA F/As were also pretty pleasant and cheerful. I loved the connection through MAN since it was really quick. I just wish the transatlantic leg had been a bit longer, so that I could get a bit more sleep. But, I did reach my destination safely and on time and that's the most important thing.

The return trip is GLA-ORD-BOS on AA on Aug 1st (I used miles to upgrade to business/first respectively). I'll post it as soon as I can.

Hope you enjoyed it.

Tony


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10258 times:

Nice little report! That Qualiflyer advert is great - half the airlines no longer exist!


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9981 times:

Hi Tony,
thanx for this interesting report.
Rumours said that AA start B757 service to STR from JFK shortly, maybe we will have the chance to fly this bird transcon.
And thanx for your impressions about GLA, I will be there in roundabout 4 weeks.
Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17508 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9962 times:

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
It was basically the BOB morning snack box they sell on domestic flights

Those things are plain obscene.



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9944 times:

Nice report as usual Tony, good to read one of a transcon and transatlantic 757 service on AA, both of which were well written and had their fair share of pictures,
Keep it up--nice job done.


User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 544 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9873 times:

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On the way I saw a Thomas Cook B757-300, which looked gorgeous!

Regular visitors at MAN, always well looked after. Four of the 757-200s are mostly busy with charters to Canada, and they're the ones with the 35" seat pitch in a single class economy cabin. I travelled with them last May, and will again in September, and I'm afraid to say the AA first class seats look nowhere near as comfy Big grin

Great report, glad you enjoyed your trip,

*j*

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User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9811 times:

Great trip report! Good to see a photo of the inside of terminal 3 at MAN, I'm going in through there for the first time ever when I fly to ORD this October.

There are lots of old adverts dotted around MAN, when u arrive at terminal 2 and make your way to immigration there are adverts that have been there since I was a kid!



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9543 times:

An interesting report, sounds like an interesting little hop from Boston. I don't think you realised how priveleged you were to travel on the mighty G-BRYV. Now that you have done, don't be surprised if you start seeing it everywhere.


Cheers


James



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User currently offlineEurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9519 times:

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
I was really surprised to get a full hot breakfast in such a short flight

I thinks that's very impressive. I fly BA Citiexpress fairly often (from BHX-STR) and have never had a hot breakfast on the morning flights. Your breakfast looked a damn sight better than the cream cheese roll I had on my last trip to STR!



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9506 times:

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
I was really surprised to get a full hot breakfast in such a short flight.

Welcome to the world of BA Wink. If you had been on a slightly biger plane you would have got even better! on the other hand, that AA selection looks terrible!

Thankyou for sharing this lovely report, really interesting to read!

Sam Smile



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User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9475 times:

Very nice report, You must be the first guy i've ever seen complaining about a longhaul flight being too short  Silly Big grin

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9461 times:

Excellent trip report with some equally good photos.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 5):
Four of the 757-200s are mostly busy with charters to Canada, and they're the ones with the 35" seat pitch in a single class economy cabin.

Only three are configured with the "187" seat configuration (G-FCLH, G-FCLJ and G-FCLK). I'm also going to be flying on one of the three B757s configured with "187" seats to Jerez and back in a few weeks time, really looking forward to it. Big grin

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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9456 times:

WOW! Thanks for all the replies guys. This was the best reponse to one of my reports so far! I'm very glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
That Qualiflyer advert is great - half the airlines no longer exist!

Sadly, this is the case.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
And thanx for your impressions about GLA, I will be there in roundabout 4 weeks.

GLA is a great little airport (I'd claim it's my favourite). I'll try to snap some pictures of the terminal and include them in the report of the return trip.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 3):
Those things are plain obscene.



Quoting A340600 (Reply 9):
that AA selection looks terrible!

The word you're both looking for is fcuking disgusting!

Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 5):
I'm afraid to say the AA first class seats look nowhere near as comfy

I believe you! As I said, it was great I was not stuck in the "no room through coach" seats. But, compared to what other airlines have, these AA seats are seriously substandard. The passangers who pay full first-class fares when travelling domestically must be seriously pissed off about them.

Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 5):
are mostly busy with charters

I was (very pleasantly) surprised with the number of charter airlines at MAN. But, after all, MAN is supposed to be the charter capital of the UK, right?

Quoting Jamman (Reply 6):
I'm going in through there for the first time ever when I fly to ORD this October.

Is it on AA? I don't know whether you'll enjoy their service. But, the connection should be pretty painless. The terminal is very pleasant too.

Quoting Sulman (Reply 7):
I don't think you realised how priveleged you were to travel on the mighty G-BRYV. Now that you have done, don't be surprised if you start seeing it everywhere.

Obviously I didn't! G-BRYV is quite popular then?

Quoting A340600 (Reply 9):
If you had been on a slightly biger plane you would have got even better!

I got a similar breakfast on a GLA-LHR flight last May on an A320, but with e real cup (not a paper one). If BA keep this up, I'm really interested to see how many bmi passangers will defect to them, given all the cuts that bmi is currently implementing.

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 10):
You must be the first guy i've ever seen complaining about a longhaul flight being too short

I always like longer flights during the night to maximise sleep time. 4 hours is usually enough to get me through the next day. Given that I only got 2 I slept through most of the afternoon on Saturday to recover.

Tony

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[Edited 2005-07-28 13:52:35]


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User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9129 times:

Quoting SNATH (Reply 12):
Is it on AA?

Yup, looks like it will be the usual 767-300, the seats look better than the 757 but again the IFE is rubbish.
I'll see how it goes with AA but if I'm not impressed I'll fly with Continental again next time.

Enjoy your trip!



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9111 times:

I agree on the AA seats being nasty in first. They are old and uncomfortable, but it is made worse by the condition of the 757s in AA's fleet. They have old disgusting peeling wallpaper, old carpet, and are just plain worn out. They need to do a face lift on those planes. Although the 757s are getting old, there are still a lot of years left in them. There have been rumors and stories about how some of 757s will be converted into transatlantic planes with upgraded interiors, but the whole fleet is not up to standard with the MD-80s and 738s.

I think I would actively avoid an AA 757 accross the pond (unless I pay economy and get the free seat upgrade). The CO 757s look much nicer, but give me a widebody any day over an AA 757.



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9107 times:

Although i like the 757 , i would personaly only like to travel on the 757 on short-haul, I would rather fly on a 744 that is comfortable and actualy looks like it can make it across the pond with re-fueling or dropping out the sky ! I don't think i could stand flying for like 7 or 8 hours in a 757 , I personaly would leave it to the "Big guys" ( 777 ,747, A340) at least the were designed specialy to fly long-haul.
But that's just my personal view, as long as your still hear and it go you from A to B safely , i guess it isn't all that bad.

Happy and Safe flying !!  wave 



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8611 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 13):
Yup, looks like it will be the usual 767-300, the seats look better than the 757

I hope the seats are better! I'm on a B767-300 on Monday (as I said, in business class) and I really hope that it'll be the new seats!

Quoting Jamman (Reply 13):
I'll see how it goes with AA but if I'm not impressed I'll fly with Continental again next time.

Trying CO will not be a bad idea. The reason I'm flying AA is because they are the contracted carrier of the company I work for. They were actually OK in the beginning, but I have been very unimpressed during the last couple of trips. To be honest, I'd much rather fly on *A.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 14):
They have old disgusting peeling wallpaper, old carpet, and are just plain worn out.

They must have at least changed the overhead bins, as they usually look pretty new. But, yes, the rest of the interior is not in great condition...

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 15):
I would rather fly on a 744 that is comfortable

Actually, I wouldn't claim so. I like sitting on a window and on both the B747 and B757 (in economy at least) I have to hop over two people to get to the aisle (3-3 and 3-4-3). So, in my view, they are equally bad. The fact that the B757 has a narrower cabin doesn't bother me. But I'll take a 2-X-2 config over them any time (and this is the reason I'm going mad  mad  with the morons who install 3-3-3 configs on the B777s).

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 15):
I don't think i could stand flying for like 7 or 8 hours in a 757

Just curious. Is it because it's narrower and you'd feel more confortable on a roomier plane?

Tony



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8576 times:

Reply 16, posted Sat Jul 30 2005 22:35:05 UTC+2
"Just curious. Is it because it's narrower and you'd feel more confortable on a roomier plane? "

Hi SNATH , That is the main factor yes, However it's also the fact that i only fly on them short-haul and that I wouldn't concider it a long-haul plane.
On the other side of the plate ( as it were) I've only flown the 767 on Long-Haul ( MAN-JFK and back on BA) and i wouldn't concider it a short-haul plane , the same as a 744 is long-Haul and a 737 a short-Haul plane

That's the same way i think , 757 (S/H) and the 767(L/H)
If you see what i'm getting at

Happy Flying !!

P.S- Hello from the other side of the Atlantic  wave 



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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3042 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8538 times:

Great trip report and great pics too. Very detailed trip report. I like the shot of the engine, looks nice an shiny.  spin 

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8374 times:

Hey,

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 17):
However it's also the fact that i only fly on them short-haul and that I wouldn't concider it a long-haul plane.

I've flown B757s a lot between BOS and SFO (see some of my other trip reports). And that's definitely not short-haul!!! But, I liked the novelty of flying on a B757 across the Atlantic. It was cool.  cool 

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 17):
P.S- Hello from the other side of the Atlantic

Hello! I take it you're in the US? I'm flying back to BOS tomorrow...

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 18):
Great trip report and great pics too. Very detailed trip report. I like the shot of the engine, looks nice an shiny.

Thanks. I love the look of AA's livery. Yes, it's old fashioned. But it's tasteful.

Tony

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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

Reply 19, posted Sun Jul 31 2005 19:44:22 UTC+2

"I've flown B757s a lot between BOS and SFO (see some of my other trip reports). And that's definitely not short-haul!!! But, I liked the novelty of flying on a B757 across the Atlantic. It was cool. "

True, BOS-SFO isn't exactly SHORT-HAUL, but then and again , how do you define short haul ? 1hrs, 5hrs. However, when I'm older, I'll probably try a 757 across the Atlantic sometime , see how it is  Smile

"Hello! I take it you're in the US? I'm flying back to BOS tomorrow..."

OH, no I'm in England, I thought you were in America (I thought that because your flag was the American flag), Sorry, but probably by the time your read this , you WILL be on the other side of the Atlantic. HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD FLIGHT !! , who did you fly ?

I myself go to LAX on August 19th from LHR , then LAX-LAS the next day ( Southwest), stay in Las Vegas for 9 nights  Smile and then fly back from LAS-LAX and LAX-LHR on the 29th of August  Sad
That will be the second trip to America this year (I went to New York in Feb)

Happy Flying !! And hello form the other side of the Atlantic ( second time lucky eh  Wink )

P.S - " But, I liked the novelty of flying on a B757 across the Atlantic. It was cool."
I don't wish to be rude , But BOS-SFO doesn't go across the Atlantic does it ?
Or have you flown a separate time across the Atlantic on a 757 ?



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8035 times:

Hey,

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 20):
OH, no I'm in England, I thought you were in America (I thought that because your flag was the American flag), Sorry, but probably by the time your read this , you WILL be on the other side of the Atlantic. HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD FLIGHT !! , who did you fly ?

Close inspection of my report reveals all the information you needed.  Wink

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
The return trip is GLA-ORD-BOS on AA on Aug 1st (I used miles to upgrade to business/first respectively). I'll post it as soon as I can.

So, I am indeed at the other side of the Atlantic now. So hello!  wave   wave   wave 

The flights were great.  bigthumbsup  I'll post a trip report in a few days (when I get around to writing it).

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 20):

P.S - " But, I liked the novelty of flying on a B757 across the Atlantic. It was cool."
I don't wish to be rude , But BOS-SFO doesn't go across the Atlantic does it ?

I was refering to the BOS-MAN trip...

Tony



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7925 times:

SNATH From United States
"The flights were great.I'll post a trip report in a few days (when I get around to writing it)."

Look foward to that.  Smile

"I was refering to the BOS-MAN trip..."

Oh i see, it's just you put BOS-SFO , so i assumed you were talking about that.

Happy Flying !!  wave 



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User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7914 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 22):
Look foward to that.

Same here, i'd expect the same quality photos!   

[Edited 2005-08-03 14:49:05]


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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7781 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 22):
Look foward to that.



Quoting Jamman (Reply 23):
Same here, i'd expect the same quality photos!

So, no pressure then!  Smile Anyway, I've done all the editing on the pictures (41 of them this time!) and I'll submit them to ma.net tonight (it will probably take me a couple of hours). They will appear on the site in a couple of days, i.e. enough time to finish the trip report. So, expect the trpi report by the end of the week.

Cheers,

Tony



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 25, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7637 times:

If anyone is interested, the return trip is described here:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/61688/

Enjoy and thanks for the encouragement!

Tony



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