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LY777
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:38 pm

For my return flight from VDA, I flew LY 757 4X-EBU. The cabin was so noisy!!!I thought I was in a very old a/c. Have you had the same experience when flying the 757?

PS: my seat was 11E
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:40 pm

Hmm my seat was 0B and I found it quite comfortable  Smile

The oldest 757s are from 1982, the newest are just a few years old. They are definitely not the quietest plane in the world, but not the loudest by a long shot either.

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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:42 pm

Over 50% of my flights were/are in 757s
I've sat in many seats ranging from row 8 to row 35 (thomas cook)

Can't say they're any noisier than an A320 or 737
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:48 pm

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
The cabin was so noisy!!!I thought I was in a very old a/c. Have you had the same experience when flying the 757?

I never had a noisy experience on any flight... The reason behind that is:

http://www.shahine.com/omar/content/binary/bose_headphones.gif

 Wink
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:57 pm

4X EBU was built in 1993 for info
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:25 pm

Personnally, I've also always found the 757 to be rather noisy, yet nothing uncomfortable. Mainly flown IB and BA 757's. Wonderful aircraft though as a pax.
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:37 pm

I do agree.Even if this a/c is noisy, I found it comfortable.It is for me the most comfortable and spacious narrow body a/c.
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:01 pm

concerning noise on the 757...the only thing i've noticed is that when sitting way in back of this bird on takeoff...the RB211s are much louder than the PW2000s. just an observation...anybody else notice similar...
 
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:31 pm

I found the Shanghai Airlines 757s to be noisier than other 757s I have flown on, (United, BA, etc.) even sitting only 9 or 10 rows back, but they are still great aircraft. I find the 777 pretty noisy.
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The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:26 pm

Quoting FlyABR (Reply 7):
concerning noise on the 757...the only thing i've noticed is that when sitting way in back of this bird on takeoff...the RB211s are much louder than the PW2000s. just an observation...anybody else notice similar...

The B757, with respect to the certification points, is about as loud as an A320 or B737. While the original RB211-535C engines are pretty loud, the RB211-535E powered aircraft are quieter than those powered by either the PW2037 or PW2040 powered aircraft. Of course the certification noise is different than cabin noise, different drivers, different sensitivities, etc.
 
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The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:28 am

If you want noisy, take a DC-9. I haven't really ever had any issues with noise on a 757. It may be louder than some planes, but it has never bothered me.
 
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The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
PS: my seat was 11E

Isn't 11E right next to the engine? Granted it's not a window seat, but wouldn't that put you in the loudest section of the plane??
 
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Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:03 am

I have been on...uh... lets see... 4 757s.. 2 757-200s, and 2 757-300s...

They were all VERY QUIET in my opinion. Not as quiet as a 717, but still pretty quiet

A Lot of the noise you hear is not from the engines. It is mainly from the Air whooshing by the fuselage at 500+ MPH. DC9 is a different story. That is why some aircraft are quieter than others, but can feature the same engines. Design!
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The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:05 am

Noisy? I thought the 757 was a relatively quiet airplane... KSNA sure thinks so.
I flew on one from DFW all the way to ANC, over 6 hours, and felt that it was a pleasant, quiet ride. Not as quiet as the Continental 757-300 that I flew IAH-SEA-ANC two months prior, but BOTH were quiet airplanes.

Now the A330.... THAT is a quiet aircraft. From inside, anyway.

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The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:15 am

The 75 is a bucket.  Wink

However, I love the sounds that the older ones make when the flaps/slats are being retracted and extended. Beyond that, they're no noisier than any other aircraft I've flown, IMO.

I've also never felt unsafe on one. It's too bad that Boeing is not making them anymore.

[Edited 2006-01-04 17:17:17]

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The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:17 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 12):
It is mainly from the Air whooshing by the fuselage at 500+ MPH.

And air being forced out loudly from the AC system, one of the loudest parts of the cabin environment...
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The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:29 am

Nice AA 752 (Pratt) LAX take-off video.

http://www.flightlevel350.net/viewer.php?id=4751

Relative long flights compared to other narrowbodies, relative big engines/ fans close to a cabin developed for the 727 (tail engines). However I don't have any objective db values. Someone should have them..
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:39 am

yes row 11 is next to the engines
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:34 am

That is interesting. I have flown on many, many B757 and always found them to be relatively quiet. The quietest have to be the NW ones. I don't know why, but it seems that way. Perhaps those of BA is a close second. The noisiest one I have ever been on is a DL752 from 1983. It was loud, but not terribly.
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting LY777 (Reply 17):
yes row 11 is next to the engines

If by saying this, you mean that the seat was at the leading edge of the wing, then there would be a constant rumbling from the pack mix manifold below the cabin floor, behind the forward cargo aft bulkhead. It isn't the packs themselves, but where the air comes in after the packs and before the mix of cold air with hot trim air (as required by demand signals) before it goes off to the distribution ducts through risers (sidewall were windows are blanked off) to the ceiling area.
In a perfect world, it shouldn't be any noisier than any other model a/c, but if a duct coupling was loose or leaking, it would make a great racket. With MD series a/c the mixing manifold is in the tail. With the Tristar it was under L1 R1 doors (fwd galley) usually noticed standing there chatting up the biscuit-shooters before you use the fwd crappers.

[Edited 2006-01-05 19:11:55]
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:48 am

In fact, I compared it to my flight CDG-TLV on LY744 which was really smoother and quieter than the 752.And yet, on the 744 I was also near the engines.
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:02 pm

On almost all my 757 flights, there is a lot of noise during the flight. Only for a little while though, thanks to my Bose headphones.
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:20 pm

I haven't taken a 757 flight in years but from the outside they are pretty loud so I wouldn't be surprised at your claim.The old planes such as the DCs are a given but one of the loudest planes that you might not expect to be loud is the 737-700. I guess their use of the old 737-300 body with bigger engines might have something to do with the extra noise. I fly the 73G all the time though because you can't beat it's performance and very smooth especially with winglets.
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:54 am

Perhaps you were sitting next to the air duct risers. On most Boeings built in the past 25 years, there are ducts that transport conditioned air from the packs in the lower center section to the overhead cabin distribution center. Most observers will note that there are several missing windows along the cabin line forward of the wing where these riser ducts reside. Sitting at one of these non-window "window" seats is usually quite noisy.

https://www.airliners.net/open.file/986547/L/

Note the windows adjacent to the engine between the L-2 door and the overwing window exits.

[Edited 2006-01-07 19:56:07]
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:14 am

exactly, I was sitting next to a non-window "window" seat
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:05 am

Quoting 113312 (Reply 23):
there are ducts that transport conditioned air from the packs in the lower center section to the overhead cabin distribution center



Quoting LY777 (Reply 24):
exactly, I was sitting next to a non-window "window" seat

This all sounds familiar..............oh yeah I already mentioned it.

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 19):
before it goes off to the distribution ducts through risers (sidewall were windows are blanked off) to the ceiling area.
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:00 pm

Maybe it was the specific aircraft or aircraft model you were on. All my 757 flights have been no louder than a 737 or CRJ or 777 (than again I have hearing problems.. so they all kind of sound the same to me, but I doubt a CRJ really sounds like a 777 so I probably shouldn't be saying anything).
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:09 pm

Flew a 757 today (UAL 870 SFO-ORD). A great airplane. I was very cozy and the noise (although minimal to me) added to the enjoyment.
 
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:59 am

the B757 is a bit noisy but we had a B747-400 in EDDT some time ago and I expected it to be noisy...it was not!  Wow!
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:36 am

Monarch's G-MOND was noisier than I was expecting. The 'whine' of the RB211s filled the cabin.
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RE: The 757: How Noisy!

Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:17 pm

I never had the feeling that the B757 was noisy. I have flown on quite a few BA, CMM, NW, US 757s and just love that bird  Smile

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