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United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:27 pm

Hello Everyone,

I know United operates quite a few of these birds and was wondering what the status was on them. I know they are due to receive slimline seats and possibly scimitars this year.
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:43 pm

Do any 752s or 753s currently flying have scimitars? If so would someone post a link to an image?
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:50 pm

flyabr wrote:
Do any 752s or 753s currently flying have scimitars? If so would someone post a link to an image?

I don't believe any have split scimitar winglets (with the downward strake), but UA has been retrofitting their 752s with the new scimitar blended winglets (top of winglet different):


AFAIK they have been the only one updating their 757 winglets.
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:53 pm

flyabr wrote:
Do any 752s or 753s currently flying have scimitars? If so would someone post a link to an image?


I don't have an image but there should be 12 752s flying around with scimitars...keep in mind its just the upper portion that was installed. The bottom portion isn't part of the installation...none of the 753s have scimitars.
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:13 pm

Ok, my bad. I was thinking split scimitars when i made that post. Thanks for the info! :D
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:42 pm

The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:47 pm

VC10er wrote:
The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?


The 757-300s are the youngest 757s UA operates.
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:50 pm

VC10er wrote:
The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?

Youngest 752 2000, Oldest 753 2001. Hours/Cycles may balance out more given 752s fly longer segments.
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:10 pm

VC10er wrote:
The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?


They need to rip the entire interior of those planes out including the bins and completely replace. There is something mildly entertaining about looking down the aisle of a narrowbody and not being able to see the back of the plane, but it is an awful ride. The 753 and 772As are the United people movers these days.
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:23 am

VC10er wrote:
The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?


I'm actually kind of fond of it, considering there's an additional exit row for me to choose from, if other exit rows are already booked up.
And I'll take a 753 ANY DAY over United's new/wretched domestic 10-abreast 777 fleet.
The overhead bins on that airplane are full by the time they finish boarding zone 2. An hour later, we still weren't pushed back.
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:33 am

SFOtoORD wrote:
VC10er wrote:
The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?


They need to rip the entire interior of those planes out including the bins and completely replace. There is something mildly entertaining about looking down the aisle of a narrowbody and not being able to see the back of the plane, but it is an awful ride. The 753 and 772As are the United people movers these days.


I personally love the 753 and 77A especially to and from HI. So much better than riding in the 739's getting bounced around over the Pacific because they can't climb much over FL30.

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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:08 am

I also love the 753. Great plane. Lots of fun to look at, too. Flew it EWR-CUN-EWR. Great ride.
 
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:32 pm

Icelandair also has installed the scimitar blended wingket on some of its 757 aircraft.
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:41 pm

Some of the 753s were acquired from ATA and had a reputation of being hanger queens in the CO days.
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:45 pm

AA737-823 wrote:
VC10er wrote:
The 757-300 is the aircraft that all my friends in SF hate the most. How much life is left in them vs the 200's?


I'm actually kind of fond of it, considering there's an additional exit row for me to choose from, if other exit rows are already booked up.
And I'll take a 753 ANY DAY over United's new/wretched domestic 10-abreast 777 fleet.
The overhead bins on that airplane are full by the time they finish boarding zone 2. An hour later, we still weren't pushed back.


The 753s without DirecTV are the closest thing in the UA fleet now to the feeling of the old domestic PMUA 752s. Not quite yet slimmed seats and a cabin that really looks long in the tooth, even if most of those cabins are less than 10-12 years old.

I also agree about the domestic 772s. Even though it's a twin aisle plane, it feels like it takes forever to board considering how many people are being shoved onto it with all their Costco-sized carryons. Surprisingly, I think I would pick a plain 737 over most other domestic options at UA whenever I book.
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Re: United 757-300 Update

Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:32 pm

mbm3 wrote:
Some of the 753s were acquired from ATA and had a reputation of being hanger queens in the CO days.

Believe me, they still are. I avoid them like the plague if I can.

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