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When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Wed May 27, 2020 1:43 am

I know, I know, another 757 topic that was probably covered by an older forum. But, the 757 is my favorite plane, and in light of the recent outbreak, more airlines are reducing the amount of 757s in their fleets, and I was thinking, "Gee, when will doomsday arrive and the last of the 757s are retired?" FX's 757s are also hitting the 28yr mark, so you may as well say, 'retire from all major airlines.' This is not including if the rumored 757plus becomes a reality. The 75's are really workhorses, but are not getting younger. I'm just 13, and it is a dream of mine to fly 757s when I grow up. I hope the date isn't too soon, though it might be.
 
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Wed May 27, 2020 1:56 am

As far as major carriers, Delta will most likely be the last 757 operator. They have a large number of 757's delivered after 2000. If you are 13 now, your best chance to fly one will be at FedEx or another cargo carrier.
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Wed May 27, 2020 2:04 am

It would seem that DL will be the last 757 operator, yes. Indeed a number were built and delivered after 2000 (production ceased in 2004). AA has already retired theirs and UA will likely draw many more down unless the global pandemic abates and demand grows, which seems unlikely. I've always loved the 757. It looks, feels, and sounds like a big plane, and it really is. My first flight on one was in the mid-1990s, from LGA to ORD and on to SEA on UA. I've flown them a lot, with BA when they were in service there, US, AA, DL, CO, and UA. My longest 757 flight was from TXL to EWR on CO. My shortest, on UA from CLE to ORD. Very powerful take off and a unique and versatile aircraft.
 
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Wed May 27, 2020 2:11 am

My guess would be either Fedex or UPS since they were also the last major airline to operate the 727s, In the case of UPS the Dc-8 as well.

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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Wed May 27, 2020 2:36 am

UPS bought their 757s as new build aircraft where FedEx bough their 757s used and converted them to freighters. UPS will thus probably fly their 757s longer than FedEx. Delta Air Lines most likely will be the last passenger airline to retire their 757s as they have about 75 still flying and most are fairly young plus they have the last five 757s Built. :old:
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Wed May 27, 2020 10:36 pm

Honestly with how old some of Fedex and UPS MD-11s are. Id expect some 757s to outlive a good bit of the 787 fleets if not the heat death of the universe.
 
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Thu May 28, 2020 12:21 am

DL has the last 757s built so likely them. Cargo will fly them for a long time
 
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Fri May 29, 2020 9:16 am

Icelandair will be the last operator - nothing carries fish quite like the 757. :lol:
 
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Sat May 30, 2020 3:07 am

DHL or UPS probably; its a tossup. Also don't mean to be mean but 75 is my least favorite plane, pencil plane looks weird. 76 is where it's at.
 
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Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

Sat May 30, 2020 8:08 am

Boeing757100 wrote:
I'm just 13, and it is a dream of mine to fly 757s when I grow up. I hope the date isn't too soon, though it might be.



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