Date: 18 Apr 98 00:49:41 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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On 11 Apr 98 02:16:31 , email@example.com (EHaase2463) caused to appear as if it was written: >Why is the 757-300 not selling well? I read that Boeing hoped to sell it to >customers replacing the L-1011 and DC-10. Couldn't the 757-300 be successful >in the U.S. on high volume, short distance routes? > > I know that Delta uses L-1011's on some high volume, short distance routes in >the U.S. Wouldn't the 757-300 work well on these routes? Do you think that >Delta will merely use its older 767's on these routes as the L-1011's are >phased out? The 757-300 appears to be the largest single-aisle plane ever >built by Boeing (possibly the U.S. - I know that some of the DC-8's were >stretched quite a bit). Boeing does think the the 757-300 is their longest aircraft, and the post-merger Boeing appears to have adopted the old Douglas line as their own. Reading their history of the 707 vs. DC-8 competition is rather amusing... But back to the subject at hand: the 757-300 would make a truly HORRIBLE aircraft for use on high-volume short-haul routes. With only one aisle, you'd spend longer boarding and disembarking passengers than you'd spend in the air! Malc.