Date: 17 May 98 00:42:54 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2
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On 04 May 98 02:20:28 , firstname.lastname@example.org (EHaase2463) caused to appear as if it was written: >In about 5 years, some of the airlines' 757-200's will be almost 20 >years old and ready to be replaced. Well, in 5 years, some 757-200s will be EXACTLY 20 years old! First delivery was in 1983. However, I would question the assertion that a 20 year old 757 would be ready for replacement: the major kicker in replacing 30 year old 727s is the imminent noise restrictions! >Does anyone believe that some of >the airlines, who are not carrying much freight, might replace 757-200's >with 737-900's? I have read that the operating cost per seat on the >737-900 is as low as that of the 757-300. Rather than "replace" 757's with 739's, I would speculate that airlines might select the 739 as an alternative for a mission that previously they would have flown with a 757, while the 757s might drift towards serving more thin routes like some US/Europe... which address some of the capacity issues at congested airports like LHR. Malc.