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A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:36 am

I normally would not post a report of a specific aricraft type, however I had the opportunity to fly a CO 753 yesterday. Since it is a relatively new aircraft type I want to comment on the plane.

A) It was a very, very, very long plane. The Lavortories are conviently located at 4 points thoughout the aircraft. On such a long plane this is a very convient feature.

B) I really appreciate the comfort of the plane. I am 6'5 290 pounds and I found a coach seat by the window very comfortable. I think the pitch may be 32 inches but it seemed like more than that.

C) We were a medium to heavy load and the plane had not trouble climbing to FL 35 in a matter of minutes. For that matter the plane used very little of the runway on takeoff.

All in all a very good airplane. I wish other carriers would look into buying it. I think it would fit into DL, AA and UAL routes and network well. It would be a very nice plane to fly TRANSATL. and to Hawaii (like ATA does). If you can try to get on one do it!!!
 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:54 am

I really think that it is a good plane as well. I have never had the pleasure of flying it, but it does sound good, from a technical viewpoint and from a passenger's view point. Airlines must think it just does not fit into their fleet plan. It seems like a great plane though for lots of passengers but not a lot of cargo. Maybe it would be good for European charter airlines. I don't really know a lot about how they do cargo though, so maybe not. Not to get this thread off on a tangent, but I think that the 739 and 717 also fit into the category of good airplanes but that don't fit into fleet plans. I have had the pleasure of flying on a 739 (also of CO) and it was comfortable. It was nothing special, but it certainly was not bad. Still good I thought.
 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:00 am

The seat/mile cost of the 753 is the lowest of any aircraft. No doubt AA/UA/DL will have their eye on it when they return to profitability as a 762 replacement or 752 capacity jump.
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:08 am

From what I have seen and heard ATA is very pleased with the aircraft. I get to work with the plane every night and the big knock on it was the time it took to enplane /deplane. I have yet to see any problems or delays related to that though.

 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:01 am

I too had the pleasure of flying a CO 753 from IAH to LAX. I couldn't get over how long the plane was. Of course, I was in one of the very last rows so it took forever to get off at LAX. I was really impressed by the plane itself though. I Love EWR, what route did you fly?
 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:43 am

Triley1057, I am fortunate and play football for the university I attend. The route I flew was TYS-EWR on the charter after our game.
 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 10:51 am

I've flown on ATA's 753s to PHX a couple of times this summer and I've been very pleased. Excellent flight attendants and decent IFE (I wish we had something like UA's channel 9) on a brand spankin' new plane with a new terminal in MDW...what more could you want? Keep your eyes open on Monday...more is coming!

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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:05 am

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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:55 pm

Correction- the 757-300 has the lowest seat mile cost of any NARROWBODY aircraft available. The widebodies- like the 777- will easily have a lower seat mile cost due to their terriffic efficiency and larger number of passengers.

This does not detract from the thrill of the 753 as being really cheap to operate.

HOWEVER- if you can't fill a Super 80 (AA), then why do you need a 753?

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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:02 pm

Got reminded why I love the SevenFive tonight. Driving on I-95 the skyline of West Palm Beach in front of me....and a CO 757 (think it was a -200, though they do bring the -300 in here now and then) was barely three or four miles from where it left the concrete at PBI....and already halfway to Mars.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 10:29 pm

the drawback to this plane is its range. It cannot do longer flights. It could never replace the 767-200.
 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:18 pm

However, the ATA 757-300's are flying the SFO-HNL route for Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, so ETOPS operation is not an issue.

I think AA, DL and UA are kind of skeptical about getting the 753 because its sheer length means longer times for embarking and disembarking passengers; a plane wasting time on the ground doing this is not making money for the airline.
 
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:23 pm

What is ATA's ETOPS rating ? Isn't it 6 hours to HNL. I flew LAX-LIH and it was 6 hours , on a UA 757ET . Doesn't a plane flying that long overwater need extra lifeboats ?
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RE: A Few Comments On The 753s

Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:33 pm

To fly mainland to Hawaii a twin needs ETOPS 180 certification.

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