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Mon Jul 16, 2001 2:38 am

Why don't the three biggest airlines in the U.S.(American, Delta, United) acquire 757-300s if 757s are such base aircraft in their operations? Does anyone know what is different about the 757-300s? How are they different from the 757-200? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.  Smile
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RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 2:41 am

I think American,Delta,United have not acquired a 757-300 because the time it takes to get out of the plane to get out is much greater than the 767 because it is only single isle.They are diffrent from the -200 in length and passenger capacity.
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RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 2:46 am

Ah yes I forgot about that, it takes forever to plane and deplane the pax on those because it is relatively long for a narrow body plane, and the over head bins are too small. Although, the overhead bins are probably larger on the 757-300, but it probably is even a bigger hassle to board and deplane.
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RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 2:47 am

CO, ATA and NW have all placed large orders for these planes. In a typical 2 class layout the 757-200 can carry 192 passengers when the 757-300 can carry 239 passengers.
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RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 2:58 am

Actually ATA will carry 247.

First one comes online for us on Aug. 3rd and I know my one fear is the enplaning/deplaning time.
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RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 8:38 am

The big 3 may order the 757-300 in time; remember, AA and UA did not put the 752 into service until 1989, long after the type went into service with EA and BA. I think that if the operating costs of the 753 are as good as Boeing says, some if not all of AA, UA, and DL may look at the type for domestic operations. They will be watching CO and NW's experiences closely. Also, at some point, domestic carriers will begin to need larger aircraft for short and medium haul routes in and out of their hubs, they cannot simply keep adding frequency as airports are getting more and more crowded, so, in time, the 753 may gain popularity.

Concerning boarding and deplaning, Lufthansa did a study with 753 on its short haul intra-germany routes. They chartered a Condor 753 and flew it on short haul routes normally flown by the A300/A310. They reported that the single aisle layout of the 753 did not affect ground times in any significant way, Interesting.
LH is considering the 753 as a replacement for the A300/A310 for some of its short haul german domestic and european operations. No order yet.

RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 8:43 am

We'll see. I really thought that the 753 would never be used on transcons but I've reconsidered. I think that if the efficiency of the aircraft is really that good, then this could become a regular plane coast to coast. I'm sure United would love to stick afew of those on the SFO/LAX-IAD/BOS routes. I think the 762 and 767 will still be kept on SFO/LAX-JFK though. If the plane can make it to hawaii then its definetly gonna' be a winner.
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RE: 757-300

Mon Jul 16, 2001 10:55 am

Does anyone know if the airlines would consider the double boarding doors like Southwest does at some gates. I would think that if boarding and de-boarding times were an issue, this would be a consideration. I hope the majors get them . . .GORGEOUS aircraft.

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