use any 753's across the pond?"
No they don't...only the special 752s with the 16 businessfirst seats
Its intertesting that all 752s in the CO
fleet are identical from a performance/specification point of view and all are ETOPS, the aircraft that are generally used on transatlantic flights have a slightly different cabin configuration (3 less coach seats and extra galley space) plus 16 BF
seats instead of the usual 24 domestic first seats. That being said, CO
can use any 752 in its fleet for a transatlantic flight (and has used domestic configured 757s from time to time) in the event of an equipment swap due to mechanical reasons, scheduling, delays, etc.
753s are strictly domestic aircraft that mainly fly high capacity, low yeild routes like Newark to Florida......with only 12 F seats, frequent flyers hate this aircraft as upgrade possibilities are limited.
The 757 is a great ride accross the Atlantic, its comfortable, effecient and the right aircraft for thin routes that otherwise could not be operated at a profit. CO
has done well with its transatlantic 757 service. Many other airlines, especially European charter carriers, use the 757 for transatlantic and other longer-haul flying because it makes sense. Not every long haul flight need be on a widebody airliner.