Boeing 757 Follow-up.......

Wed Dec 20, 2000 7:34 pm

Hi again 757 fans............Anybody have any interesting anecdotes regarding your experiences with the 757, i.e. praise/criticism from passengers, pilots, or flight attendants?


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RE: Boeing 757 Follow-up.......

Wed Dec 20, 2000 10:44 pm

Continental's new 752s are wonderful... I flew one this summer and it was the most comfortable 757 I've been in.

It seemed very spacious, mostly because the monitors were flip-down from the overhead bins, not in the aisles.

The seats were slimline seats and very comfortable. The interior seemed to be 777-style, but I can't say for sure if it was or not.

All in all, it was a great ride. Definitely recommend one!
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RE: Boeing 757 Follow-up.......

Thu Dec 21, 2000 3:20 am

Yep. How 'bout pax yelping excitedly when we took off from SNA to ORD last year on that required steep and fast climbout from SNA.

I wanted to yelp too as that G-force punched me in the stomach. ...But I was too kool to do anything like that.

...Only on a '57.
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Religious Experience

Thu Dec 21, 2000 4:19 am

For me being on a 757 is a religious experience. Other planes are good transportation, the 757 is a kick in the pants. Other planes get you from one place to another, the 757 gets you there fast even in a head wind. Other planes are nice, the 757 is cool.

Love those 757's.
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RE: Boeing 757 Follow-up.......

Thu Dec 21, 2000 4:29 am

I was on one yesterday. I took a joyride from SFO to SNA and back, just for the take off that so many of you people have mentioned. Please read my trip report.

I usually have some form of severe hatred twoards the 757. It seems to "catch the bumps" very well. I've bounced around for 6 hours in N527UA in heavy turbuluence. I got airsick.

I've always thought that they are cramped, and kinda loud. The loudness is not so much from the engines, but the air moving through the cabin.
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RE: Boeing 757 Follow-up.......

Thu Dec 21, 2000 6:36 am

AA's "more room in coach" makes a great plane even better when you have to ride in the "main cabin". Just a wonderful piece of engineering and design. So glkad that the newest orders mean that 20 yrs from now we can still catch the thrill of t/o on a '57!

Just reminds me a bit of the kick in the ass 707's had lightly loaded. Used to take AA's 707 CLE-BDL over a UA 737 just for the ride! God bless the 757!