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757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:36 am

The last 757, a model 200, will roll off the assembly line at Renton next week.
It will be the LAST 757 Boeing builds....number 1050.
If there are any 757 stories out there, now is the time to tell them.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:09 am

I remember my first 757 flight. It was on Delta several years ago. I just remember the takeoff being such a rocket ride, I had a smile on the whole flight. An incredible aircraft.

I still think Boeing will be kicking themselves one day that they shut the line down.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:13 am

I still can't believe this is the end of the line for the 757. I love the way she stands up so tall and proud on the tarmac, and I am forever in awe of her takeoff performance. I hope the 7E7 has a similarly dramatic climbout capability.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:18 am

The 757 is honestly one of the most beautiful, if not, the momst beautiful plane!

My first 757 flights was on Northwest back in March of 2000, flying TPA-DTW. Bumpy flight, but I didn't care...it was my first time on a 757 Big grin
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:22 am

My best flight ever:

CO 752 from EWR-MCO in First...

We took off on runway 11 due to the runway work a few weeks back... the runway is only 6800' but we were wheels up with a little less than 2k' left! The most amazing take off I've ever experienced (except of course the first time you take off yourself  Big grin) Rotating after about 5,000 on a fully loaded 752--truly amazing! At least they'll be around for a long time...
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:25 am

it was out of the factory going on 2 weeks now. Its in the paint booth.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:32 am

October 28th after it gets painted, there will be three rollout ceremonies. One for each shift at Boeing. The daytime ceremony is at 11:30 I believe.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:35 am

Sad day in Aviation history.

At least they'll be in the sky for a long time yet.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:35 am

My first 757 flight was from PDX-MSP on NWA what a great ride we were of the ground so fast i could not believe my eyes but after watching the video i took i was shocked. Great plane hope to see them for a very long time
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:14 pm

My first 757 flight was on Eastern from Atlanta to LaGuardia with a stop in Charlotte. I remember my first impression was of a long, spacious and roomy plane with Eastern's new seats with the brown/orange/red vertical stripes. There was even danish offered on the short ATL - CLT portion with a full breakfast on the CLT - LGA flight. I remember how impressed I was with the sound and power of those Rolls Royce engines. I certainly miss Eastern and their 757's. I think they actually had the nicest livery. Especially with the bold 757 on the tail.


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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:35 pm

My first 757 flight was Dec 22, 2001 when I flew from MCO-STL on TWA. I was very impressed because I had only flown MD-80s, 727, and 1 767 before then. They had the fold-in LCD tv's down and were showing a beach scene and some very relaxing music, it calmed my nerves as I was still thinking of 9-11. It was a very nice flight and I remember the landing into STL was very windy, and I was sitting in 32F, and I could see the plane rolling back and forth in the wind but the touchdown was great.

The one funny thing was this was right after TWA became AA, and the pilot said "Welcome aboard TWA flight....oops I mean AA flight XXXX." Everyone was laughing.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:39 pm


My first 757 flight was in 1997 on a flight from ATL-San Diego on board Delta. Well, with all the hype, I was eager to experience the climbout that everyone had talked about. WOOOOOOOOOOOAHHHHHHHHH!!! It was like a rollercoaster. It was a morning flight and there were lots of empty seats...maybe about 50 people total on that flight, but man, what a rush!!!
LONG LIVE THE 757!!!!

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:45 pm

Just as Sspontak mentioned, my first 757 was an EA experience, from ATL-MSY as I recall probably around 1982 or 83. I also thought the classy 757 on the tail was great...a proud announcement of what you were flying on!

In the 20 plus years since then I have been on countless 757's of AA, UA, NW, TW, IB, BA , DL & ol' EA.

No doubt the 757 will soldier on for decades to come. It has the utility built into it like the DC-8 did. A capable and adaptable aircraft.

So for you young guys...let not your airplane heart be troubled, there will be opportunites for a long time to experience the performance of the 757!
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:00 pm

The 757 is a very solid, safe plane. It's fine from a passenger perspective. I like the take-offs on the 757, too. Try it out of St. Thomas, USVI or Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It's like taking off on a rocket.

But from a flight attendant perspective, it's bear to work. There are just too many seats on just one aisle. AA only has the -200, and I gasped in awe when saw Boeing was developing the -300 variant. I can't imagine 200+ passengers on a 753. It's like the old days with the stretch 8!
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:05 pm

We fit 281 pax on the -300 at TCX!

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:36 pm

Nothing beats ATA's RR powered 757-200 takeoff from MDW rwy 04 in the sunset.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:42 pm

My first flight on a 757 was on Eastern MIA-ATL in 1987, the first of many on this magnificent jet. I've flown on both RR and PW powered models and they have always impressed me with awesome take off performance. The end of an era, but fortunately we'll be able to fly in these beauties for years to come.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:43 pm

Tan Flyr,
as far as I know, your flight with the EA 757 should have taken place in early 1983, since the first ever 757 revenue flight took place with EA on Jan 1,1983.

My first flight with the 757 took place in 1995 aboard United's N510UA, but I don't remember much since I was only 12...however in summer 2003 I flew Aeromexico's N801AM and N806AM, and I enjoyed the spacious cabin with amazing takeoff and climbing performance, even from the hot-and-high MEX airport. It's a plane for everybody, for people that enjoy aircraft performance and for who don't care about it but just about comfort. Even if in Italy (where I live) they are not so popular, I like them very much, and I hope that they will be around for many years to come!

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:48 pm

My first 757 flight was on a Delta 757 from DFW-IAH back in 96 I believe--since then I probably have logged more time in the 757 than anything else. Prior to 95 I was primarily a Southwest flyer.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:53 pm

My first B757 flight was 10 years ago returning home to MAN from SKG. It was a BY aircraft and I remember we got priority boarding since I was just 8. We pulled up to her on busses and we were the only ones onboard her for ages, I remember thinking it was so great....

23 B757 flights later and I still love her; so much so that I went across the Atlantic on one in the summer! They rule!  Big thumbs up

Just for fun my longest 757 flight is 7hours 10mins and my shortest is 35 minutes and that is with AA and BA respectively!
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:54 pm

First flight was not one, but 2 757s!! On top of that, 757-200 & -300!!!! on CO of course. Best flight of the trip, good pilots, great crew, ultimate cool factor...

One thing's for sure, whoever can get photos of the ceremony should get'em, coz this is gonna be some historic stuff!
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:59 pm

Greaser, just out of curiosity. How was your first flight both a -200 and -300 series? Surely it's one or the other.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:05 am

Unfortunately, my only 757 experiences were only limited to 3 short flights on US.

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I was fairly impressed with the plane. The only consolation I see would be (using the 727 as an example) is that although Boeing won't be making them, we'll still be seeing 757s fly around for commercial carriers for at least another 15 to 20 years.



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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:07 am

My first 757 flight was on UA ORD-BWI. It's really a nice plane.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:07 am

Hey

what airline will have the joy of opperating the last 757?
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:08 am

I believe it is a Chinese carrier.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:23 am

It is sad, I was looking at some of my older timetables the other day. NW & EA 1985 or 86 books. Both airlines, so proud of the 757. Advertisements all over the books.

My 1st 757 was a short SFO-SNA hop on UA back in the early 90's(1991). I think back then when UA was first getting the 757's, SNA-SFO was a training route? It was me and my girlfriend and maybe 20 others. Fell in love (with the 757  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

2nd was a few weeks later SEA-IAD on a 757 and IAD-SEA on a DC10. What a trip. Two of my favorites in one trip. This 757 was packed. However it went by way too fast. The DC10 on the return was packed as well, what a trip.

I think the saddest part of it all is that in all mt travels I have only been on UA 757's. SFO-SNA, SEA-IADx3, SEA-DEN. No -300's as of yet.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:25 am

I have been on a number of 757's including across the USA since the early 1990's with CO, UA, AA, NW including 2 times this year, DTW-LGA (NW) on Super Bowl Sunday and EWR-SEA in late August of this year (CO). I have been once across the Atlantic on a 757ER, in October 1995 - BA - JFK-Birmingham (to connect for a flight to DUB). On that flight I was much more confortable than on a 707 or DC-8 for trans Atlantic flights I had been on many years before.
They are a workhorse, with an excellent safety and reliability record, exctiting performance and many pax like them (unless your in a middle seat). It is a shame they are no longer being produced, but with being around for over 20 years of production, the revisions and enlangment of 737's it is time to move on to more modern, fuel efficient designs like with the 7E7. Let us not cry too much, for we will have them for many years in pax use - probably until our our children are middle aged.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:57 am

my first flight was back in 1992 on HP ORD-LAS. it was a nice time and I liked it very much. We got a chance to fly over the flooded region in the midwest I'm not sure where exactly, but it was nice to see it.

My second trip on the 757 was with National Airlines MDW-LAS-MDW
They were both nice flights and sitting right next to the wing and engine was a nice experience. My favorite part was taking off from MDW, it was nice and quick too.
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:08 am

My first was in May of '84. It was an EA flight from ATL to CLT. At the time I thought it was pretty neat that I was flying on the plane that Eastern had on their TV commercial. Last flight I've had on one was DL from ORF to ATL, in June of '02, on N6711M:

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:16 am

CcrlR - I believe large areas around St Louis and across into southern Illinois were flooded very badly by the Mississippi in 1992...
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:27 am

I couldn't even begin to fathom which 757 flight was my first... I do know that it was on DL... and I've been on hundreds since.

Last flight I've had on one was DL from ORF to ATL, in June of '02, on N6711M:

Heh, mouse over ORF and see what it says.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:42 am

I think the 757s are quite nice, but last week I flew a 752 BOS-MDW, connecting to a 738 to MSP, and I have to say, both planes were full, and the 738 take-off performance was equal (~25 seconds to rotation in both) to the 752. The 752 may have had an edge in climb, but as we left MDW for BOS later in the week, we stayed below the ceiling following Lake Michigan, so the climb was rather limited. Further, the 738 seats were more comfortable (although the same width and slightly less pitch). The winglets on the 738 are also pretty impressive. On the 752 returning to BOS, the lower lumbar portion of my seat was almost unbearable.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:48 am

ORF Ha! That was funny. I wonder how that got changed. Has anyone else noticed?

Been on many 757's in my time, but my first was in the late 80's ATL-BOS. Wonderful experience on the climb. Don't leave anything under the seat that you don't want sliding back across the floor a few rows!
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:57 am

MYT332, I meant i flew the 200 and 300 on the same flight but diff. legs, haha...not a 757-250 or something.
i believe the legs were EWR-SEA, SEA-ANC...


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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:01 am

We only have great comments and praise from our passengers and crews of the Boeing 757; I have flown this plane as a pilot for the last 10 years and have seriously enjoyed it. It is a great and reliable workhorse; whether you operate it form a short runway, small high altitude, and high temperature airport on a short 25 minute flight or a fully loaded 7 hour long haul from the major airports.

For those interested in the Boeing 757 here is a link to Marcel Van Noordenne's web page, entirely dedicated to the 757 with complete info of all kinds.

http://www.b757.info/

We know that this great plane will be with us for many years to come at AV.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:09 am

I absolutely LOVE the 757 and flew it for the first time with Eastern on a MIA-DCA flight in September of 1985 returning home to the US after living abroad for two years. Although I was a just a young boy, I vividly remember the excitement of flying on one of Boeing's 'new' aircraft.

Over the years, I've flown 757's operated by:

American (AA)
United (UA)
Delta (DL)
Continental (CO), a BUNCH of CO 757 flights, including BusFirst flights to South America and Europe
America West (HP)
AeroMexico (AM)
Ladeco (UC)

What a fantastic aircraft!
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:34 am

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:40 am

My first 757 flight was Bostom to Miami on TWA in the late 90's. I loved the plane. My BEST flight on a 757 had to be EWR-SNN on CO. sad to see her go. At least we will still see her in the air!
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:45 am

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:50 am

My first 757 flight was in the mid-80s from MAN-ALC. I remember how cool it was to be on a nice new model plane instead of the 737's that most of the charters were at the time. 20 year old memories are kind of fading, but it was either a Britannia or Monarch flight and I vaguely remember the plane cruising higher than the 737's normally do. Other than Monarch/Britannia, the only other 757's I have been on are UAL's. I got to fly back from HNL-SFO on one a few years ago.

All in all, I love the look of the 757 and will be sad to see it leave production. However I'm sure that the airlines and UPS will have us staring at them for many years to come.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:52 am

My first flight on a 757 was with US Airways from BWI to PIT in 2000. It was a nice, smooth, comfortable ride. Since then, I've flow on a NW 757 from DTW to LAX and another NW 757 from MSP to IND
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:53 am

Hello all,

How many 757-300's were made?
How many 757-200's were made?
Is it just the 200's that are not being made or both types?


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Who is the biggest operator of the 757 - 300? 200?

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:47 am

Very sad to see it go. Spent a lot of time in 757’s from BWI to LAX. Who can’t love it?
Though a narrowbody, the 752 always felt like a “Big Boy” to me. High off the ground, nice size engines, sleek, widebody cockpit…An amazing plane. Now we’ll have to do with the 738/9 until the 7E7! Definitely a step-down!
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:01 am

My first flight on a 757 was in 1994. It was my honeymoon and we flew from Hamburg via Gander to Barbados and back the same way with Birgen Air.... (the turkish airline that crashed it a couple of years later off the Dominican Republic coast due to faulty maintenance..). Otherwise I like the 757 and have flown it many times on BA, Condor, LTU.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:02 am

First flight on a 752 was EWR-SFO (UA) in July of 96.

Flew a 753 couple years ago from EWR-MCO.
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:10 am

Hi

My 1st 757 Flight was on Air Europe(UK) from EGKK(LGW) to Tenerife south in 1982 and i got real lucky as i got a BA 757 which was on lease to Air Europe at the time G-BIKF it had basic BA Colours with Air europe titles and was so new it Smelt like a new Car it had only been deliverd two weeks before to BA and Leased straight to Air europe.

The take OFF was almost as good as My Concorde charter flight round the Bay We lifted of and just kept going up like some kind of mad Elevator! levelld of at 39,000 feet in 25 minuites amazeing!
 
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:38 am

Is it just the 200's that are not being made or both types?

Both types. Not to be sarcastic, but that's why the thread title is listed as 757 as opposed to 752 or 753.

Also,who was the launch costumer for the 300?

According to an earlier issue of Airliners magazine, TZ was the North American launch customer for the 753.

... and 200?

I'm guessing that UA was the launch customer for the 752.

Who is the biggest operator of the 757 - 300?

Probably either NW or Thomas Cook/Condor.

... 200?

Again, another guess, either CO or DL.

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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:42 am

As a Flight Attendant, the 757 is the just awful to work...those darn skinny isles...Most Flight Attendants do NOT like working this A/c.

However you have to admit taking off on that plane is great!! Talk about fast and steep!
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RE: 757---The End Is Near

Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:44 am

Is the last 757 is a model-300 or -200? What airline is it destined for?
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