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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:18 am

This has turned into a rather nice thread. Pretty much every single flight I ever took on a 757 has been on UA. It really was the workhorse of pre-merger UA's fleet, and they were on all the bigger routes out of DEN. Then, I feel like they all just disappeared one day and were gone. Yes, they still have plenty of 757s, but I have a soft spot for those domestic ones that I flew all the time growing up. I made sure to fly one a final time on a short SFO-DEN hop. Felt so retro with the tube TVs in the aisle, the non-functioning airphones, a view of those mighty Pratt engines from the window in E+, Channel 9, and yes, the very comfortable, non-slimlined seats! The only thing missing was that the seats didn't have that grey and pink rainbow pattern on them anymore.

I think the only time I flew a 757 not on UA was an FI trip DEN-KEF when it was new, with KEF-CDG a few days later. I really didn't mind the 757 at all for that flight, but it still felt so short and restless compared to the usual 9-11-hour-long DEN-LHR/FRA/MUC that I'm used to.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:45 am

Channex757 wrote:
airtrantpa wrote:
I knew about the air greece partnership, didnt know about the iranian. Zoom was awesome for what it was. I preferred zoom over flyglobespan. I wiah there were more non stops to scotland from the U.S. than having to stop in the sassenach capital.

Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE onwards to Scotland or straight onto the National Rail system at the airport and fast trains to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Inverness.

Not as many 757s as there used to be though. UA do Newark and AA do Chicago and New York on the 757 at the moment. The rest are A330s and the like. Thomas Cook are a bargain from multiple US points at the moment.


In high season you have 757 services from Philadelphia(AA), Newark (UA) and JFK (DL) to Glasgow plus a similar roster to Edinburgh. There's also Icelandair via KEF. Lots of Florida and Canada options too on other types and carriers too.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:02 am

Still love the Condor 757s. With the original seats they always were a joy to fly, but even with the slim line seats they are better than any A321.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:22 am

JannEejit wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
airtrantpa wrote:
I knew about the air greece partnership, didnt know about the iranian. Zoom was awesome for what it was. I preferred zoom over flyglobespan. I wiah there were more non stops to scotland from the U.S. than having to stop in the sassenach capital.

Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE onwards to Scotland or straight onto the National Rail system at the airport and fast trains to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Inverness.

Not as many 757s as there used to be though. UA do Newark and AA do Chicago and New York on the 757 at the moment. The rest are A330s and the like. Thomas Cook are a bargain from multiple US points at the moment.


In high season you have 757 services from Philadelphia(AA), Newark (UA) and JFK (DL) to Glasgow plus a similar roster to Edinburgh. There's also Icelandair via KEF. Lots of Florida and Canada options too on other types and carriers too.

o

The only Florida to Caledonia flights I can think of is VS service MCO-GLA seasonal 744, (ive flown Lady Penelope g-vfab 3 times on this route). I don't think know of anymore service from SFB. I took flyglobespan a few times and the service was horrible, but you get what you paid for, the only benefit they offered was avoiding London.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:34 am

FlyUSAir wrote:
The 757/767 is and was fantastic aircraft. Look at how long they've lasted, how popular they are, and the missions they've taken. No aircraft matches up to what they are.


My very first flight on a 757 was courtesy of Eastern Airlines, one of the few markets that originally saw their 757's was SEA & PDX. I remember it was a clear night, the air crisp & as the few of us that had boarded in Seattle, walked down the jetway, you could still smell that new plane smell wafting from the open L-2 door.

From the waiting area, I watched this shiny new bird, with fresh paint & a huge 757 on the tail, pulls close, turns & parks at the gate, all the time hearing an engine I was unfamiliar with, but knew I wanted to know more about.

As the rather empty 757 was prepared for departure, I knew this was going to be a treat. The seats were nicer than the L-1011 & 727's that operated the SEA-PDX route prior.

Then the door was closed, we were pushed back & taxied for what seemed like an eternity. As we approached the keyboard from the taxiway, the pilot hit the throttle & we were off, like a freaking rocket, head pushed into the headrest take off, we had almost no time on the runway, with light fuel & passengers we got airborne fast & then like a fighter jet we ascended rapidly, I was giggling in my seat.

We went to 20-25k got 10 minutes of cruise time, saw a beautiful full moon & I got a great descent as well, this pilot was enjoying his new toy & it was fun. I remember landing like a dream onto the north runway & going to a gate at the end of what is now concourse C
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:57 am

Will never forget the take-off on a very lightly loaded EC-HIQ early morning LHR-MAD back in 2001. Connected in MAD to ALC and to my delight re-boarded HIQ.

Managed to fly a couple of interesting 757's:
4X-EBM of EL AL in 1997 on the 25 minute JRS-ELT run.....crew managed to serve a snack service
SE-DUN LTN-CFU-LTN in 1998. Britannia colours but full Scandi crew. I believe she is still trucking with FedEx

Any self respecting Brit who took a package holiday in the 80's or 90's will also have parked their bum in a Monarch 757 at some time or other. For me MONB and MONE were my rides.....remember 1-11's were still very much in play in the UK IT market and the 757 felt and looked like a space ship in comparison.
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 am

Aptivaboy wrote:
My favorite jetliner!

Best 757 liveries in my biased view?
- America West Jurassic scheme.
- BA Negus.
- Continental, NOT United (no UA hate here, but the titling just doesn't look right with the font United is using).
- British Caledonian. That one was a showstopper!



British Caledonian never operated Boeing 757.

British Caledonian ceased to exist in July 1988 after being purchased by British Airways the previous year.

British Airways charter division British Airtours was then rebranded into Caledonian Airways and several Boeing 757 aircraft were transferred over from the main line fleet to the newly formed Caledonian Airways joining the existing Boeing 737-200 and L1011s from the previous British Airtours.

British Caledonian and Caledonian Airways are two different airlines with the only real significance being the Caledonian name and the rampant Lion both kept after the demise of British Caledonian Airways in July 1988 after the charter division British Airtours was rebranded into Caledonian Airways.

But I agree the Boeing 757 looked beautiful in the Caledonian Airways livery but then any airliner would as both the BCAL and Caledonian Airways colours have always been firm favourites of mine as are the respective airlines.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:09 am

I still can't get over the oddly-sized fuselage with two different diameters. Would love to try piloting it though, and luckily you can't really see the rest of the plane from the cockpit... :duck:
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:33 am

Aptivaboy wrote:
Best 757 liveries in my biased view?
- America West Jurassic scheme.

Definitely this...and I'll add one more: National (N7)...I still think that had the best looking tail scheme I've ever seen!
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:00 am

airtrantpa wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE onwards to Scotland or straight onto the National Rail system at the airport and fast trains to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Inverness.

Not as many 757s as there used to be though. UA do Newark and AA do Chicago and New York on the 757 at the moment. The rest are A330s and the like. Thomas Cook are a bargain from multiple US points at the moment.


In high season you have 757 services from Philadelphia(AA), Newark (UA) and JFK (DL) to Glasgow plus a similar roster to Edinburgh. There's also Icelandair via KEF. Lots of Florida and Canada options too on other types and carriers too.

o

The only Florida to Caledonia flights I can think of is VS service MCO-GLA seasonal 744, (ive flown Lady Penelope g-vfab 3 times on this route). I don't think know of anymore service from SFB. I took flyglobespan a few times and the service was horrible, but you get what you paid for, the only benefit they offered was avoiding London.


Also Thomas Cook doing GLA-MCO with a seasonal A330-200.

But keeping this thread about the 757, my first flight was to Gerona in northern Spain from GLA on a JMC example back around 2000. Then between Gatwick and Malaga with Monarch whilst working the Uefa Cup Final in Seville. My last 757 trip was aboard the final British Airways revenue service between Edinburgh and Heathrow on the retro painted G-CPET, upon which I received a neat final flight certificate. And although the flight was a 'Shuttle' service, take off performance that evening was more like the space shuttle !

Here's a video I made onboard that service...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iAbrfoAp8
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:58 am

aemoreira1981 wrote:
georgiabill wrote:
I have always wondered outside of China why the 757 was not more popular in Asia? Same with Australia New Zealand seemed to be a good fit for the markets


Also, SQ was an early 757 operator...where were those flown?


I did a SIN-PEN on SQ sometime around 1984 (iirc).
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:45 am

69bug wrote:
My first flight was on a CZ 757-300..

Did China Southern Airlines operate the 757-300? I never knew that.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:45 am

RWA380 wrote:
FlyUSAir wrote:
The 757/767 is and was fantastic aircraft. Look at how long they've lasted, how popular they are, and the missions they've taken. No aircraft matches up to what they are.


My very first flight on a 757 was courtesy of Eastern Airlines, one of the few markets that originally saw their 757's was SEA & PDX. I remember it was a clear night, the air crisp & as the few of us that had boarded in Seattle, walked down the jetway, you could still smell that new plane smell wafting from the open L-2 door.

From the waiting area, I watched this shiny new bird, with fresh paint & a huge 757 on the tail, pulls close, turns & parks at the gate, all the time hearing an engine I was unfamiliar with, but knew I wanted to know more about.

As the rather empty 757 was prepared for departure, I knew this was going to be a treat. The seats were nicer than the L-1011 & 727's that operated the SEA-PDX route prior.

Then the door was closed, we were pushed back & taxied for what seemed like an eternity. As we approached the keyboard from the taxiway, the pilot hit the throttle & we were off, like a freaking rocket, head pushed into the headrest take off, we had almost no time on the runway, with light fuel & passengers we got airborne fast & then like a fighter jet we ascended rapidly, I was giggling in my seat.

We went to 20-25k got 10 minutes of cruise time, saw a beautiful full moon & I got a great descent as well, this pilot was enjoying his new toy & it was fun. I remember landing like a dream onto the north runway & going to a gate at the end of what is now concourse C


"Pilot hit the throttle"?? I'm pretty sure I know what you mean but it's so wrong.....
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 am

Looks like we're going to need many boxes of Kleenex after this thread is done. :duck:
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:51 am

Aptivaboy wrote:
Best 757 liveries?

Icelandair :thumbsup:
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:02 am

The 757 is so much better with the RR RB211s IMO (no hate of PW). Those engines make the aircraft feel ridiculously overpowered and the sound that they produce is absolutely stunning!
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:13 am

airtrantpa wrote:
I do believe Song had the best livery to ever grace a 752


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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:47 am

I really like the current Aer Lingus livery on the 757, a late operator but glad they did.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:53 am

69bug wrote:
I always thought it was a gawky looking airplane. I first got up close with it in SIN as SQ had a few at the time but once the A310 came it they went pretty fast. Most of the Asian countries chose Airbus (310/300) over Boeing (757/767).

My first flight was on a CZ 757-300.. as a non-rev I was assigned the last row and it was a log walk to my seat! I seem to remember it had mid-cabin toilets? On arrival in CAN I just stayed in my seats for a good 15 minutes as it took that long for the queue to start moving at my row.

One curiosity was that it still had the old-type headphones which is just an air-hose to the speaker in the seat. I wanted to swipe one as a souvenir but figured that was not a good idea on a flight entering China (this was around 2004) so I planned to get one on my homebound leg but that aircraft had normal wired headsets.

bug

CZ only had and has 752s. Make no sense especailly for me who live near CAN and see CZ jets blasting off the sky everyday.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:03 pm

georgiabill wrote:
I have always wondered outside of China why the 757 was not more popular in Asia? Same with Australia New Zealand seemed to be a good fit for the markets


AI could have used the 757 as a perfect 707 replacement in the mid 80s....they chose to go with the A310 (which I also loved).......but the 757 would have been a perfect fit for flights to SE Asia, Japan, Africa, ME and even up to Europe......I think a lot of Asian airlines went Airbus, especially the A310 at that time.....
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:04 pm

If only Fed Ex has wanted the 90 freighters they asked Boeing for three years earlier instead of once production stopped and tooling gone then the 757 might have lived on longer, much like 767 is doing now with the Fed Ex orders.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:49 pm

My first time on a 757 was on American Airlines BGI-JFK run back when they were classified as luxury liners. I remember the push back in the seat on takeoff the 757 was pulled out of BGI this month and replaced with the A321 it will be missed
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:22 pm

I used to take the 757 on RDU-ORD on AA a lot when AA had the hub there. Was always a great flight. I think where Boeing missed the opportunity was to market it as a plane for West Coast-Hawaii, NE Transatlantic and Transcon flights earlier. Until CO then TW started using them on NYC Transatlantic and Transcons, nobody thought you "could" in the sense that airlines didn't think customers would like a narrowbody for that long a flight. But given the option of nonstop vs connecting people generally choose nonstop so it had appeal in some cases.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:22 pm

BravoOne wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
FlyUSAir wrote:
The 757/767 is and was fantastic aircraft. Look at how long they've lasted, how popular they are, and the missions they've taken. No aircraft matches up to what they are.


My very first flight on a 757 was courtesy of Eastern Airlines, one of the few markets that originally saw their 757's was SEA & PDX. I remember it was a clear night, the air crisp & as the few of us that had boarded in Seattle, walked down the jetway, you could still smell that new plane smell wafting from the open L-2 door.

From the waiting area, I watched this shiny new bird, with fresh paint & a huge 757 on the tail, pulls close, turns & parks at the gate, all the time hearing an engine I was unfamiliar with, but knew I wanted to know more about.

As the rather empty 757 was prepared for departure, I knew this was going to be a treat. The seats were nicer than the L-1011 & 727's that operated the SEA-PDX route prior.

Then the door was closed, we were pushed back & taxied for what seemed like an eternity. As we approached the keyboard from the taxiway, the pilot hit the throttle & we were off, like a freaking rocket, head pushed into the headrest take off, we had almost no time on the runway, with light fuel & passengers we got airborne fast & then like a fighter jet we ascended rapidly, I was giggling in my seat.

We went to 20-25k got 10 minutes of cruise time, saw a beautiful full moon & I got a great descent as well, this pilot was enjoying his new toy & it was fun. I remember landing like a dream onto the north runway & going to a gate at the end of what is now concourse C


"Pilot hit the throttle"?? I'm pretty sure I know what you mean but it's so wrong.....


LOL. Wow. The things people complain about on here. Get a life, really.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:27 pm

I've taken 25 flights on a 757;

- Twenty charter flights between the UK and the Mediterranean.
- Four domestic flights between NCL and LHR with BA.
- One Delta 757-300 flight from MCO to DTW.

My first 757 flight was in 1993 and my last was in 2011. Can't believe it has been six years since I have flown on one.

The shortest route I travelled was between NCL and LHR, while the longest was between NCL and PFO.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:37 pm

1 Euro for every bring those 757s back-topic here on Anet...I would be a billionaire :white:
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Growing up in NJ we would almost always fly Continental. I remember being excited when you would see the 757 pull up to the gate instead of the 737. I remember flying multiple times from EWR-AUA both on the 200 and 300. My longest flight on the type was a return CDG-EWR on the 757-200 before the days of IFE. It was a long flight but was pretty awesome.

Now as a DL Flyer I knew there is not too many more opportunities to catch the 757 and on a recent return from MCO I connected going MCO-MSP-JFK on the 757-300 then the 757-200. If i see the opportunity to fly the 757 I usually jump at it.

Long live the 757
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:16 pm

stlgph wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
RWA380 wrote:

My very first flight on a 757 was courtesy of Eastern Airlines, one of the few markets that originally saw their 757's was SEA & PDX. I remember it was a clear night, the air crisp & as the few of us that had boarded in Seattle, walked down the jetway, you could still smell that new plane smell wafting from the open L-2 door.

From the waiting area, I watched this shiny new bird, with fresh paint & a huge 757 on the tail, pulls close, turns & parks at the gate, all the time hearing an engine I was unfamiliar with, but knew I wanted to know more about.

As the rather empty 757 was prepared for departure, I knew this was going to be a treat. The seats were nicer than the L-1011 & 727's that operated the SEA-PDX route prior.

Then the door was closed, we were pushed back & taxied for what seemed like an eternity. As we approached the keyboard from the taxiway, the pilot hit the throttle & we were off, like a freaking rocket, head pushed into the headrest take off, we had almost no time on the runway, with light fuel & passengers we got airborne fast & then like a fighter jet we ascended rapidly, I was giggling in my seat.

We went to 20-25k got 10 minutes of cruise time, saw a beautiful full moon & I got a great descent as well, this pilot was enjoying his new toy & it was fun. I remember landing like a dream onto the north runway & going to a gate at the end of what is now concourse C


"Pilot hit the throttle"?? I'm pretty sure I know what you mean but it's so wrong.....


LOL. Wow. The things people complain about on here. Get a life, really.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:18 pm

No it actually a shows how little you know about Boeing and the 757. Clueless only touches the surface. Ask the pilots over at Asiana and EK.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:23 pm

I was late to the 757 party, first flight was AA LAX-KOA, 2007. Last (probably) DL MSP-SEA 2017.
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:24 pm

First time on a 757 was in March 1985, EA from CLT-ATL. My first love will always be the 727, but, that day, the 757 grabbed me and never really let go. Rocket takeoff out of CLT. Have flown 757s on EA, DL, TW, AA. Those TW 757s, which I flew not only on TW but later on AA and DL, with that rear cabin - loved those. Would try to find a seat back in that cabin. Am a bigger fan of the -200 over the -300, simply because I had an aisle seat in the back of a packed -300 from LAX to HNL one summer (accompanying a school band trip with the kids). That was a long flight on a long, long plane.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:33 pm

airtrantpa wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE onwards to Scotland or straight onto the National Rail system at the airport and fast trains to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Inverness.

Not as many 757s as there used to be though. UA do Newark and AA do Chicago and New York on the 757 at the moment. The rest are A330s and the like. Thomas Cook are a bargain from multiple US points at the moment.


In high season you have 757 services from Philadelphia(AA), Newark (UA) and JFK (DL) to Glasgow plus a similar roster to Edinburgh. There's also Icelandair via KEF. Lots of Florida and Canada options too on other types and carriers too.

o

The only Florida to Caledonia flights I can think of is VS service MCO-GLA seasonal 744, (ive flown Lady Penelope g-vfab 3 times on this route). I don't think know of anymore service from SFB. I took flyglobespan a few times and the service was horrible, but you get what you paid for, the only benefit they offered was avoiding London.



AIRTRANTPA - Have we been walking in one another's shoes? Your moniker brings back memories of my favourite airline for my business travels around the south when I was located in Houston.
Then I see you mentioning the problems over the years of getting from the Southeast to Edinburgh. While I can’t claim to have ever played the pipes at the Tattoo, for as long as I can remember I’ve also wrestled with how best to get back across the pond. In my case that’s ATL to EDI. I think I’ve tried all the options and fwiw the perfect solution was the brief appearance of a direct DL flight, with the bonus of it being on a 767, my favourite ride for TATL. Alas it didn’t last. At different times flying via BRU or AMS seemed the best options.
I see mention of the VS flight to MAN which is good, if only the connections with BE were better. Since connecting through LON or NY has never appealed, it may be back to AMS. But I digress………..while the 757 is nice you can’t beat the 767 for longer trips.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:38 pm

BN727227Ultra wrote:
I was late to the 757 party, first flight was AA LAX-KOA, 2007. Last (probably) DL MSP-SEA 2017.


My mistake was thinking this was in the Technical/Operation forum and not the civil forum. Deeply sorry and remorseful for my error.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:54 pm

BN727227Ultra wrote:
I was late to the 757 party, first flight was AA LAX-KOA, 2007. Last (probably) DL MSP-SEA 2017.


I'm right there with you. My first 757 was with NW from LAS-MSP at the end of 2007. My last will probably be my upcoming DL flight from ATL-MCI in August. I love Pratts on a 757, the look, the sounds, it's music to my ears.


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Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:55 pm

My most memorable flight on a 757 was on China Southern from Lhasa to Kathmandu. We flew within sight of the Mt. Everest - Lhotse massif. The view was spectacular....
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Two comments on the 757.

Is it more predisposed to turbulence due to it's design. I fly weekly roundtrips LAX-EWR, and I seem to always experience turbulence in the 57s. However, when I fly the 777s on that route, it's always smooth.

Second, I also started getting headaches on the 757 flights almost like clockwork, about 3 hours into each flight. This does not happen on 777s. Are there some differences in the altittude at which both aircraft pressurize? I realize 757 uses a decade's wroth of older technology, as it made its first flight in the 80s, as opposed to the 777 in 90s.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:08 pm

My favorite 757 flights included an OGG trip and SXM trip. Both islands demand a healthy amount of power to get out of. Watching 757s land at DCA from the park was a treat.

Those were my favorites, real destination flying. Hub-hub trips included many 753 and 752 flights. I hope to fly to KEF on 757.

MKE-MSP, worth noting has always been a fairly heavy gauge route. DC-10 were not unusual, and I believe 744 occasionally appeared on it.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:43 pm

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How was air Scotland. I flew to Scotland to play my bagpipes in the Edinburgh tattoo. I hoped to have had the chance to fly them, but was unable. I visit Alba every year and the BA flights from London are getting monotonous. I flew highland express once but I was just a wee bairn, dont remember it.


They were quite friendly. But nothing really stood out as being Scottish. They were essentially just a ticketing agent with a chartered fleet of two 757s. So, charter interior, charter uniforms, charter service.
Nothing to write home about. Sadly.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:46 pm

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Two comments on the 757.

Is it more predisposed to turbulence due to it's design. I fly weekly roundtrips LAX-EWR, and I seem to always experience turbulence in the 57s. However, when I fly the 777s on that route, it's always smooth.

Second, I also started getting headaches on the 757 flights almost like clockwork, about 3 hours into each flight. This does not happen on 777s. Are there some differences in the altittude at which both aircraft pressurize? I realize 757 uses a decade's wroth of older technology, as it made its first flight in the 80s, as opposed to the 777 in 90s.


Strange. I've flown trans atlantic on 757s four times. Flown several 4 + hour sectors on them. Never experienced any more turbulence on them than on the countless MD88, A320, 737 and 777 flights I've been on.
And I've certainly never experiences headaches on them.

Couldn't even begin to suggest the whats and why fors in your case.
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:52 pm

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What was the reason for the distinctive long landing gear on the 757? Makes a 737-900 look like a low rider in comparison.

Dave


In a nutshell: The 737 was originally designed to be able to operate from airfields with no jet bridges or large luggage/cargo equipment. So it was designed to be low to the ground to enable the use of manual air stairs and loading of baggage/ cargo with smaller equipment.

The 757, was not. It was designed as a mainline fleet aircraft operating to well eqipped airports so was given the necesarry long legs to allow ground clearance for the engines.
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:52 pm

My second flight ever (the second leg of my first ever trip by plane) was on a 757 -- ORD-SEA on UA. They were really a mainstay of ORD-West Coast flights for pre merger UA. Partly because of that, about 10 years ago I was actually starting to get a bit bored with the 757, because it seemed like every time I flew somewhere at least one leg would be on one. Nowadays it's quite the opposite; they're a welcome change from the endless 737s and A320s.

My most memorable 757 flight was FLL-ATL on DL about 4 years ago. Taking off from near sea level, with the flight much less than full, on a relatively short hop to ATL... it felt like we barely used half the runway to take off.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:59 pm

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airtrantpa wrote:
JannEejit wrote:

In high season you have 757 services from Philadelphia(AA), Newark (UA) and JFK (DL) to Glasgow plus a similar roster to Edinburgh. There's also Icelandair via KEF. Lots of Florida and Canada options too on other types and carriers too.

o

The only Florida to Caledonia flights I can think of is VS service MCO-GLA seasonal 744, (ive flown Lady Penelope g-vfab 3 times on this route). I don't think know of anymore service from SFB. I took flyglobespan a few times and the service was horrible, but you get what you paid for, the only benefit they offered was avoiding London.



AIRTRANTPA - Have we been walking in one another's shoes? Your moniker brings back memories of my favourite airline for my business travels around the south when I was located in Houston.
Then I see you mentioning the problems over the years of getting from the Southeast to Edinburgh. While I can’t claim to have ever played the pipes at the Tattoo, for as long as I can remember I’ve also wrestled with how best to get back across the pond. In my case that’s ATL to EDI. I think I’ve tried all the options and fwiw the perfect solution was the brief appearance of a direct DL flight, with the bonus of it being on a 767, my favourite ride for TATL. Alas it didn’t last. At different times flying via BRU or AMS seemed the best options.
I see mention of the VS flight to MAN which is good, if only the connections with BE were better. Since connecting through LON or NY has never appealed, it may be back to AMS. But I digress………..while the 757 is nice you can’t beat the 767 for longer trips.

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I prefere the 767 as well, I flew the ATL/EDI route on a 752 several times. My last trip was the lastfirst time I flew on a 752 in the wavy gravy paint job. As for my moniker, I worked for Airtran in TPA, I miss them we had that small airline feel that everyone knew eachother, at WN its a whole different feeling.
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:10 pm

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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:17 pm

BG777300ER wrote:
Two comments on the 757.

Is it more predisposed to turbulence due to it's design. I fly weekly roundtrips LAX-EWR, and I seem to always experience turbulence in the 57s. However, when I fly the 777s on that route, it's always smooth.

Second, I also started getting headaches on the 757 flights almost like clockwork, about 3 hours into each flight. This does not happen on 777s. Are there some differences in the altittude at which both aircraft pressurize? I realize 757 uses a decade's wroth of older technology, as it made its first flight in the 80s, as opposed to the 777 in 90s.


Do you have any technical rationale for that, or is it just anecdotal? There is no real reason why the 757 should be more prone to a turbulent ride. However, the 777 (and 787) do have some features in their fly-by-wire system that do dampen out some effects of turbulence. However, my suspicion is your observation is just based on chance.

Both airplanes have a cabin altitude of about 8000 feet. The 787 is 6000.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:19 pm

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The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994.
My last was with Air Scotland in 2005.

Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome.


agreed

ref your registration... It wouldn't have been either of those I'm afraid. ND was (with NC) one of two oddball non-ETOPS low weight 757's in the MON fleet at that time, and NG was a 733.
Likely you were on NB NE (or G-DAJB or G-MCKE)


My First 757 trip - G-BPGW one of Air Europe's first aircraft 1986 - fantastic aircraft, and I was fortunate to work with and around the 757 in my career and send it to some incredible places worldwide for a living.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:26 pm

My first 757 flight was on November 28th, 1986 on a new Eastern Airlines 757 when I was 5 years old with my mom and my brother. I vividly remember walking on the ramp of SRQ and up the stairs (we boarded through the back door) and seeing the large digits "757" angling up the tail with the 2-tone blue stripes and the silver metal shining in the late afternoon Florida sunshine.

I've since flown Northwest, Delta, United, American, and US Airways 757s. Several domestic flights on NW (752 and 753), DL, UA, plus flights between California-Hawaii on UA and AA 757s. Crossed the Atlantic a few years ago on US 757s with winglets from PHL-LIS and back again, and will be crossing again on a UA 757 from LIS-IAD when I'm traveling back to the USA from Europe next month.

One more memorable 757 ride was when I anxiously waited all day in United's ORD terminal on New Year's Eve 2014 as a non-rev stand-by and finally caught the last of 10 departures to SFO and arrived in San Fran to meet my friends just before midnight!
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:30 pm

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The 757, was not. It was designed as a mainline fleet aircraft operating to well eqipped airports so was given the necesarry long legs to allow ground clearance for the engines.

Boeing was also compensating for their mistakes made with the 707, which they found difficult to stretch ala the DC-8 due to its shorter landing gear.
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:53 pm

Best flight of mine was non-rev first class from DTW to MSP to SEA to HNL the HNL to LAX to SLC to DTW (joys of non-rev!) but I scored first all the way and it was amazing!
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:59 pm

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Hang on a second, MKE to MSP? Why such a short flight for an aircraft that size?

NW used DC-10s between MSP-MKE.
 
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Re: The Mighty 757

Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:01 pm

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Hang on a second, MKE to MSP? Why such a short flight for an aircraft that size?

Because they can fill it up. At one time that route had a majority of 757's on it in the NW hay day.

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