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Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:28 pm

Happy Birthday to the Boeing 757 which is 36 years old today one of the best planes ever built and a real joy to fly one. I have enjoyed them with Delta, Northwest, Condor and American Trans Air.




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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:40 pm

The 757 has been one of my favorite airliners, and I will be on one of DL's 757-200s this coming Sunday, ATL-SJU. I've flown 757s on DL, EA, TW, AA.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:41 pm

My fave narrowbody; flown a CO 757 Gatwick-CLE, recently a United 757 LAX-OGG, plus several others. The takeoff is... Impressive!
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 pm

All time favorite aircraft which is saying something since I’ve been on the 744 2x. I’ve been on quite a few for UAL, DAL, and a NWA 752 out of La Guardia.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Ah, the 757: beautiful aircraft, and the wet dream of most a.netters ;)
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:01 pm

I think by now it's the plane I've flown most on: United, Delta, American and Eastern. Always a pleasure.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm

My most flown aircraft, with 215 flights on it and counting. As you can probably guess, most of them are with FI, but I also have a few rides on DL, MT and BY. Despite the number of flights on it, I still love every rocket-like takeoff! No other aircraft currently in the skies that comes close. Thankfully, here in Iceland I get to enjoy flying it for many more years. :)


Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:17 pm

My favorite as well. First flew on one in 1990 on NW from SFO to DTW. Been on 757's dozens of times since. An outstanding and versatile aircraft.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:23 pm

727tiger wrote:
I've flown 757s on DL, EA, TW, AA.


Me too, except for TW, although I did fly once on an ex-TW 757 with AA back in 2003. A couple of years ago I flew on an Open Skies 757 from ORY to JFK nonstop. Fantastic flight. Most of my 757 flights are with AA. I would like to fly on an Icelandair 757. SRQKEF, great post, thanks for the pictures.

Yes, happy anniversary to the 757.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:31 pm

A 36 year old design that's still the benchmark for newer airliners. Truly a classic, always imitated, never duplicated...
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:31 pm

The 752 is one aircraft that I want to fly more but so far I believe my only time was with FI on DEN-KEF-DEN a few years ago. I'm booked with UA on ORD-EDI-IAD on the 752 for later this year and am looking forward to it.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Indeed a wonderful aircraft. I’m extremely grateful to get to fly the 757, which I never thought I’d have the opportunity to do. Here’s to many more years for the ol’ gal!
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Got my first glimpse of one 35 years ago when BA's first G-BIKB arrived at GLA in February 1983, a couple of months after fellow launch customer Eastern got theirs in late '82. I gather it was still flying for DHL until very recently too and is now stored pending scrapping. Eastern's first, N505EA was also a Boeing sales demonstrator in '82 and ended up on the UK register years later as G-PIDS witn Airtours/My Travel. She was also a regular at GLA, often going tech on the runway threshold. I like to tell myself I've seen the original two... ;-)
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:11 pm

I wish boeing would start reproduction but thats juat fantasy. I live the 757. Ive flown on 75's on BA AA ATA song DL UA CO National(2) NW USAir and US Airways, Hooters, AM and MX
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:12 pm

One of the most beautiful aircrafts to look at and to hopefully fly on. That's and it's longest variant (The pencil plane) the 757-300.

Also I have one question to ask, what is currently the oldest 757-200 flying at the moment as of 2018? Delta for one has some pretty old planes, but I believe there might be other airlines flying way older frames.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:19 pm

Flown on it many times over the years but never had a greaser landing in one. Could be the tall stiff landing gear.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Narfish641 wrote:
Also I have one question to ask, what is currently the oldest 757-200 flying at the moment as of 2018? Delta for one has some pretty old planes, but I believe there might be other airlines flying way older frames.


The oldest still flying with an airline must this one: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... ess-(FedEx)/je6QI2Gw

With a passenger airline, this must be it: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... 2/6k89HgKX
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:49 pm

The best 4000hrs I’ve done in any single aircraft in my career, fill it with passengers, fill it with fuel, take off from a 7000ft runway, fly 7hrs and land on a 4000ft runway....a truly awesome and remarkable machine.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:33 pm

Love it...MANY trips to/from SEA to BOS/MAN....and the highest altitude I have ever been...41k feet trying to get over weather over Montana...not that it helped too much...one of the weirdest things is to be sitting waaaay in the back watching waaay in the front flexing....
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:15 pm

At the invite of BA press office I made these two little videos commemorating the 757's last day in service back in Oct 2010. As you may recall they repainted G-CPET into original 1983 livery for a short time. It felt good to have been there in '83 as a 12 year old schoolboy, then again just shy of my 40th birthday to see it off...

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iAbrfoAp8#
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:32 pm

NIce camerawork.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:41 pm

Where can I see most of them these days?

I know there are quite in KEF, as well as EWR due to UA.
However, I guess ATL is number 1 because most Delta 757s are Atlanta based?
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:17 pm

GG22 wrote:
Where can I see most of them these days?

I know there are quite in KEF, as well as EWR due to UA.
However, I guess ATL is number 1 because most Delta 757s are Atlanta based?


ATL is probably indeed number one, while LAX and some Floridan airports also have a sizeable presence between AA, DL and UA. I’d also imagine most DL and UA hubs such as MSP, IAH and JFK have quite a few 757s.

FI currently has 27 757s based in KEF, along with a daily DL 757 from JFK, seasonal DL 757 from MSP and seasonal AA 757 from DFW. Think the new UA service from EWR is 737 only.

You can also find a few around the UK and Germany, with BY and MT in the UK and DE in Germany.
Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:30 pm

WPvsMW wrote:
NIce camerawork.


Thanks, the original arrival in 1983 was filmed by the BBC for the local news that day. I thought I would offer it to the BBC newsroom in 2010, alas it wasn't a story second time around so I just put the footage out there instead.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:20 am

A fantastic performing aircraft.

I did once dump the potable water on myself by pulling the wrong handle, but that's user error.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:26 am

Happy b-day to the 757! It's my favorite narrow-body, particularly the -300. I just wish they would've continued to build them for a few more years.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:26 am

The mighty 757
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:53 am

It's all about the fish! :duck:

Lovely aircraft.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:58 am

The mighty B757 lives on and on......... My first flight in my life was with Royal Brunei Airlines B757-2M6 V8-RBA. BI 421 BWN-SIN back in 1998.

It has nice 2-3 J class (those days J class is today's premium economy) and 3-3 Y class. Seats and interior finishing were in burgundy red. Food were served in Chinaware, and it was delicious and portion was huge. Cabin crew were attentive and landing was smooth......and the powerful RB211 blasting off, what a ride!

Sadly the aircraft met an unfortunate ending at Kemble. The trip sparked my interest in aviation.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 am

757 Heavy!

36 years young

Very sorry 757 will not last long
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 am

And they will fly for freighters and governments for another 20 years.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:20 am

As a captain who flew the B757 for fifteen years at Avianca it was a wonderful and joyful experience; whether it was a 25 minute shuttle flight or a seven hour long haul from a short or long runway, or hot high altitude airports. its performance and versatility will always be remembered.......

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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:34 am

GG22 wrote:
Where can I see most of them these days?

I know there are quite in KEF, as well as EWR due to UA.
However, I guess ATL is number 1 because most Delta 757s are Atlanta based?

MEM and SDF are great options...
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:38 am

The most unique aircraft flying today. And what power! Nothing else pushes you back in your seat. Happy birthday!
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:43 am

Such a beautiful aircraft. My first 757 flight was with NW. I'll go out of my way like many others here to book myself on one today. We get multiple DL 757s over the summer months.

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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:58 am

A few months ago there was some talk that AA will be deploying some of their remaining 757s on some of the transcons out of BOS and JFK and perhaps MIA too. Would love to see the 757 on MIA-LAX instead of the awful 32B.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 am

Truly an amazing aircraft. A great ride. An incredible take off. A sleek design. A pity the line was closed. I've had so many great flights on the 757, on the following airlines:

UA, CO, DL, BA.

ORD, LAX, SFO, SEA, ATL, EWR, JFK, SJU, TXL, LIH, LHR, EDI (just a few airports I have had the pleasure to fly this aircraft on).
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:05 am

I saw the next to last one on the assembly line at Renton in July, 2004 on an A.net organized tour of Boeing and got a bit misty eyed when our guide told us that the subassemblies for the final frame were being prepared for the line. It was sad to see the end of the line for this magnificent airplane but the sales drought of the prior few years, hastened by 9/11, sealed its fate. The bigger 737s and the A321 could carry nearly as many as the -200 and significantly more economically, albeit at shorter ranges (not talking about the current A321NEO-LR). Hopefully the proposed MOM airplane will be something of a worthy successor.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:26 am

The Boeing 757 is my favorite aircraft, and my first aircraft. I flew on it back in 2015 when United Airlines still flew out of JFK. It was a transcontinental flight between JFK-SFO. I also flew back on the Boeing 757. I still remember the roar of those -200 series engines. It's nothing compared to the Airbus A-321 I flew on with Jetblue in 2017 on the same route, and back.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:20 am

Adispatcher wrote:
A fantastic performing aircraft.

I did once dump the potable water on myself by pulling the wrong handle, but that's user error.


The better handle to pull in that case. :shock:
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:50 am

WPvsMW wrote:
Adispatcher wrote:
A fantastic performing aircraft.

I did once dump the potable water on myself by pulling the wrong handle, but that's user error.


The better handle to pull in that case. :shock:


A good distance from the 'real' wrong one.

I'm glad the lav had an entirely separate panel altogether.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:57 am

It's sad for me to see the 757 being retired and replaced by boring a321s and 737s. The 757 is hands down the most badass narrow body and it is a beautiful looking machine.

I grew up flying these all over the US domestically - a plane I once took for granted that now has become rarer to find. This was the plane of choice for US airlines out of BOS in the late 90s and early 00s on many many routes.

So glad to have flown it in and out of airports where it's performance really shined like EGE and SNA. Really glad I can still take advantage of UAs 757-300s on BOS-ORD.

I know it's been beaten to death but if I had one aviation wish it would be for an NG 757 instead of the 737-10 to blow the a321 out of the water. I really hope the 797 has some common traits looks wise to the 757 because the 787 is an incredibly ugly plane.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:12 am

I have 7000 hrs in the 757 and 4000 in the 767 plus much more in verious Douglas, Airbus and Lockheed products. A stock 757 is still unmatched in handling, power and overall capabilities. The 737-800/900 are scary at best when flying them into places like LGA on a windy wet night . My max landing weight 757 approach speeds are 25kts less than the 737-9. Airbus is a tad better than the fluf but nothing is as easy as the 757 in getting it stopped in the worst conditions. It also can get out carrying what ever you can put in it. I can recall only one winter 757 Flt CDG to CVG where we left cargo as we needed a good alternate and battled 175kt winds over the Atlantic . Still filled every seat. Brother just flew the New Engine Optined 321 and said it was almost as good as the stock 757 but it lacks braking. He has about 5000hrs in the 757 and almost 2000 in the bus. Gobbs better than the 737-8/9 in cockpit and braking but no 757.

Dear Boeing,
Pull your head out of your rear! Put a new engine on it, clean up the wing and get producing the 757 again.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:17 am

reltney wrote:
All you flamers, stop. Unless you fly, not ride, the planes, you will see the trueness of the planes. Manufactures can make numbers what ever you wish but when your at the gate looking at your papers seeing the truth in flight planning, looking at the weather, verifying winds in the FMS and seeing first hand, the 757 can do all where others fail.. The A clan from France is starting to roll over the fluff so Boeing better get the 757 back in the game or do double time on the 797, otherwise they will loose the race...

I am biased but give you the feeling from the cockpit, not the cabin.


I've never had the chance to ride up front, just in the back. But I can say you can tell from back there too. It's a rock solid airplane with lots of extra thrust. There's nothing like a take-off in a 757.

Unfortunately where it doesn't win is in the fuel burn category. For that reason alone, I don't think we'll ever see another one like it.
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:29 am

I've flown on 757's with one long Y class with bathrooms at the back (seems to be the standard), but I've also flown on one (I think it was NW back in the day) with mid-economy bathrooms creating a separation in the Y class.

I preferred that option but it seems more rare. Do the airlines pick the configuration and is there a preference of one over another?
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:54 am

Good, solid aircraft, lots of power and impressive range and payload capability.
I have a lot of affection for the 75 as it was
my first left seat


Having said that, the ride is terrible in turbulence, the cockpit has cold drafts from the E&E cooling system and the handling is not that great


It’s not very responsive in roll and has a significant ‘dead spot’ in pitch


If you flew the 727 you wouldn’t be that impressed !


It’s a great jet though and the electronic
magic, albeit older tech now is really good.


Curiously the -300 handles a lot better, even if it doesn’t have the performance of the standard version



And the 767 eclipses both in every way, that is an extremely good handling aircraft
a delight to fly, shame about the unforgiving landing gear
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.


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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:09 am

The 757 was the first jetliner I ever flew on, back in 2006, with Aeromexico. All I can remember is the plane being "pretty tall" off the ground (then again any aircraft would have seemed rather tall considering the aircraft I was on before was a Saab 340b). Unfortunately it's the only 757 I have ever been on.

Most I can do is have it as my preferred airliner on FS2004...
 
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:45 am

I was fortunate to be one of the first non-revs aboard EA's first B757-225 in January 1983. I spent a lot of my youth flying PHXATL on the nightcoach, EA flight 718, connecting to various places around the system. What a great aircraft!!
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:48 am

Max Q wrote:
If you flew the 727 you wouldn’t be that impressed !


I've often heard from B727 pilots that it handled better than anything they'd ever flown. One even went as far as to say it handled "like a Cessna" believe it or not.
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Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 am

Great aircraft. First flight on it was back in the early 1990's on BA Super Shuttle service LHR-EDI. Managed to get on a few of them since including GY JFK-GEO/IB MAD-LPA/AA SJU-MIA/LS ACE-MAN.

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