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Sat Jun 23, 2001 7:44 am

I have heard a rumour from a source at British Airways that they are currently evaluating the 757-300. Given that they are selling most of the 757-200 fleet to DHL for cargo conversion, and have the A320 family, it would be an unusual move. Has anyone heard this as well? I suppose Boeing would give them a good deal to get the production line moving again!
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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 8:28 am

Where did you hear this from? Intresting, hopefully they put in a big order!
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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 1:07 pm

What surprise? All airlines evaluate all options. Will BA order it? I doubt it myself. But I have been known to be wrong before.

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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 2:26 pm

first flight august 3 2001 ATA new boeing 757-300 from IND to MCO to SJU  Smile

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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 2:58 pm

most airlines evaluate most planes...
Swissair evaluated the 737NG's, 757, 767, 777 and recently the A380 (no its not going to happen)
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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 8:16 pm

this could be true
apparently the a319/320 is too small for some of their european routes and there is a long waiting list for the a321, as they are still a big operator of the b757 they could start up the 757-300 almost immediatly its available
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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 8:21 pm


If BA wants the A321, wouldn't they just keep the 757-200s flying? Would not make sense to order 757-300 if they want the A321, as the 757-200 is bigger then the A321, and the -300 is bigger then the -200.
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RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 8:23 pm

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. Of course airlines evaluate other aircraft types, but I gather that for BA it may have gone beyond this into negotiation! You heard it hear first!!!

RE: 757-300

Sat Jun 23, 2001 10:56 pm

BA has already received some new A321s for GB Airways recently.
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RE: 757-300

Sun Jun 24, 2001 1:35 am

The GB Airways A321s are interesting given BA's interest in the 757-300. I wonder why BA mainline are not interested in the A321s (I am sure they don't have any on order or option, though I bet they could swap their huge airbus order around). The 757-300s are larger than the A321s, but it would be interesting to see what happens if they do go with 757-300s!
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RE: 757-300

Sun Jun 24, 2001 1:54 am

B757/300 is larger than A321 and can be a good replacement for both BA B757/200 and B767/200 on Europen routes.
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RE: 757-300

Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:07 am

BA doesnt fly the 762 anywhere, it doesnt have it in its' fleet, however, BA does fly the 763 on its' EU routes.
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RE: 757-300

Sun Jun 24, 2001 7:08 am

I though BA was keeping a few of their 757s, as I think they sold 44 to DHL but they have a total of 53, leaving BA with 9 757s. Also, they are keeping a few 757s on many routes (LHR-ZRH, etc.) that would be too small for the A320/734.


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