Arecibo
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:17 pm

If the passenger cabins on the 757 & 737 have the same radius, why is it that
the 757s feel more spacious? (not considering that the 57 is obviously longer)
The elbow room & aisle seem wider in the 57; Or is it my own perception; please
advice.
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EWRCabincrew
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:21 pm

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
(not considering that the 57 is obviously longer)

You have to take that into consideration.

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
Or is it my own perception

If not using the 757 aircraft length, then it may be your perception.
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flyboy80
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:37 pm

the 757 cabin cross section is 3" wider than the 737s I thought... no? Someone correct me if I am wrong.
 
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:39 pm

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 2):
the 757 cabin cross section is 3" wider than the 737s I thought... no? Someone correct me if I am wrong.

If I remember right the 707, 727, 737 and 757 all share the same cabin width. I might be wrong though.


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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:57 pm

727 - 11' 7"
757 - 11' 7"
737 - 11' 7"
727 - 11' 7"
707 - 11' 7"

Those are the interior widths. All the same. www.boeing.com
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:03 pm

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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:03 pm

Also consider that over the years, the 737 and 757 have had a variety of interior styles with many different side panels, many different overhead bin styles (heck, the original 731/732s had open hat racks and no bins at all), different types of lighting and different types of passenger service units. Some airplanes have all new interiors, others have bits and pieces of various styles and have had partial upgrades over the years. Etc, etc, you get my point. In addition, some airplanes have spacious interiors with F and Y cabins while others fly with tight high density all Y seating with limited legroom.

With all of these variations in interior styles and seating configuration, some 737s and 757s feel more spacious than others.....the illusion of space is a very important aspect in aircraft interior design. For example, new build 737NGs with the latest Boeing 777-style interior features do feel more spacious than older 737s; widebody aircraft feel more spacious than narrow bodies in most cases, even if room per passenger is equal, etc.

737s and 757s share the same fuselage width and diameter....so your perceptions were influenced by interior design and configuration.....just as it should be.
 
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:03 pm

I actually find the 757 interior to be smaller (in appearance) than the 737 due to window seat head room. Seems like the 75 floor is higher than the 73 causing the panels to curve more inward sooner...

again, my perception...
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757 and 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:07 pm

The main reason I think the 757 feels more spacious is the 2L/2R doors. Aside from the new 739ER, no 737 has a mid-aircraft door, which contributes to the more closed feeling of the aircraft. Meanwhile, the 757 has a bunch of open space right in the middle that makes it seem larger inside.
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RE: 757 And 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:46 pm

The 757 and the 737 are the most uncomfortable airplanes compared to the Airbus narrowbody planes. The Boeing planes are so difficult to walk through the aisles, even for a skinny person. When I fly as a passenger, I find that the 737 and 757 are equally uncomfortable.
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RE: 757 And 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:49 pm

The 757 cabin seems to be a bit taller and wider to me. But it's just perception. I like it better than that of the 737. The doors help.

Cabin Width...

737: 11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/pf/pf_800tech.html

757: 11 ft 7 in (3.5 m)
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/757family/pf/pf_200tech.html

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Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
737s and 757s share the same fuselage width and diameter....so your perceptions were influenced by interior design and configuration.....just as it should be.

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RE: 757 And 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:57 pm

Quoting Skytony (Reply 9):
The 757 and the 737 are the most uncomfortable airplanes compared to the Airbus narrowbody planes. The Boeing planes are so difficult to walk through the aisles, even for a skinny person. When I fly as a passenger, I find that the 737 and 757 are equally uncomfortable.

The funny thing is that the A320 for me has 0 extra room over a 737 thanks the curvature of the wall. So in both a A320 and a 737 window seat I have to rest my shoulder against the wall to not have my other shoulder blatantly in the seat next to me. The extra width at the floor and seat bottom level is near meaningless to me, and I'm NOT a skinny guy.
 
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RE: 757 And 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:12 pm

Quoting Skytony (Reply 9):

The 757 and the 737 are the most uncomfortable airplanes compared to the Airbus narrowbody planes. The Boeing planes are so difficult to walk through the aisles, even for a skinny person. When I fly as a passenger, I find that the 737 and 757 are equally uncomfortable.

How are the aisles difficult to walk through, unless you are wheeling some carry on that doesn't belong on board?
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RE: 757 And 737 Cabins Space Question

Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:22 pm

737s and 757s all seem the same to me inside, with one notable exception: The ex-TWA 757s have cabins divided into three distinct sections, making them seem less like the inside of a paper towel tube and a bit more roomy. This is, however, purely an optical illusion.
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