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sv11
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CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:09 am

Here's the link:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/001005/tx_cont_ai.html

In summary, they will be used mostly for domestic routes, seat 210 passengers, first delivery in late 2001 and powered by RR engines. CO currently operates 41 757s. I guess this is not the proposed?? 300er model and won't be doing thin routes across the atlantic.

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kaitak
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:18 am

Very good news, not least for the 757-300. One of the great pleasures of aviation - and I mean this genuinely - is to see an airline like CO, which was once on its knees and which passengers would rather avoid, bounce back, build a great reputation and sort itself out.

Okay, so the 753 is not the world's most exciting airplane, but it's a very good one indeed and like the other Boeings, will serve CO very well. By the way, the ERs you refer to are -200s, not -300s, and it's not at all out of the question that they may order these.

One extra point: three late model Boeings, the 739, 764 and 753, have not performed so well. And which airline has ordered all 3. Pity about the 736, though!


 
Guest

RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:23 am

I think the 739, 764, and 753 will find their own niche with certain carriers.

They are at about the same place that some other 'loser' products were at this stage: the 727 and 757.
 
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:24 am

This will just be the first order of this type. Bet on the ER's being ordered later on. Excellent move on CO's part to continue the trend that has brought them back from the brink. Should be a money maker for them, which is the objective of the company.

I suspect we will soon see others order the same. Best guess is AA,DL & TW. I think the 753 would serve NW well also, we will see.
 
debn
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:32 am

No boubt, the 753 is extremely economical and it perfectly fits CO's requirements. But, 200+ people in a single-isle plane, that's a little two crowded.
 
777gk
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:32 am

Yes, my good friend called me up late last night to let me know that the order was complete and about to be announced. A very nice airplane, can't wait till it gets into service.
 
LHMark
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:43 am

The confidence of a major carrier will make other airlines take a long, hard look at the 753.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
 
Trvlr
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 5:13 am

And since the 753 did not cost as much to develop and build as an all-new plane, it really doesn't need to be that successful for Boeing to recoup its initial investment. Same with the 739 and 764.

Aaron G.
 
Guest

RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 5:18 am

At last! The first major order for the 757-300 since launch - about bloody time!  
 
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 5:50 am

Here in FLL I most certainly miss sighting the A300, and so does Bethune capacity-wise. It was clear that there was going to be a need for a high-capacity airliner for domestic use some day, and I believe this day has come w/ the 753. I anticipate the target routes for the 753 will be from EWR to Florida and the west coast.

Someone mentioned the economics of the 753. Yes, it is a fuel efficient airliner, but, the ground time will be well over one hour, considering 200+ pax must deplane and enplane from a single aisle. This plane won't be doing much flying during the day. Now if say the 762 was used instead, it would spend less time on the ground due to the fact that there are two aisles and pax can move quicker in and out of the plane. Thus, the 762 would be used more often.

Have a nice day
 
cba
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 7:11 am

But the 753 is much cheaper to operate. I heard it will be used on routes such as:
ERW-MCO
EWR-IAH
IAH-LAX
EWR-LAX
 
Guest

RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 8:22 am

Regarding 200+ people being too much on a single aisle aircraft (I agree, I would NEVER want to fly any single aisle aircraft transatlantic or transcon), I'm wondering what the max capacity of the 707 was?
 
777gk
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RE: CO Orders 15 757-300s

Fri Oct 06, 2000 8:34 am

Continental is not famous for its fast turnarounds. Most aircraft are on the ground for at least an hour with us. But look at the other stats- The 757-200's usual turn time is 48 mins. I expect the 753 to be about 56-58 minutes. By comparison, the 762's turn time is 1 hour 15 mins, since it is a widebody. The 753 is an excellent aircraft in all facets of its operation, and I can't wait for it to enter service in Continental colors.

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