Doona
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What Is A 757 Stretch?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:06 pm

I was on a TWA flight between JFK and MCO on a 752 back in 1998, and both the F/As and the flight safety card referred to the A/C as a 757 stretch.Being only a young teenager at the time, I reasoned that it must another version of the 757... But now I know that TWA never even ordered 753s, much less fly them, nor did anyone else in 1998!

So what did the F/A mean?

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diesel1
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RE: What Is A 757 Stretch?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:26 pm

How about...

Although never built, the 757-100 series was intended to have a shorter fuselage, thus making the 757-200 'a stretch' ?
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wunala
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RE: What Is A 757 Stretch?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:30 pm

Doona - Have a look at this. Should explain everything.

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=102
 
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RE: What Is A 757 Stretch?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:33 pm

Wunala, the point Doona already stated is, that while the 757-300 can be logically named the "757 stretch", TWA only had "short" 200s, the 300s wasn't even around in 1998, so why call the no doubt 757-200 they flew a "757 stretch"
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wunala
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RE: What Is A 757 Stretch?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:40 pm

Maybe it was just a name that they gave. AA has luxury Liners (how wrong could that be?), QF has 747 Longreach, SQ Megatop etc.