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LiamNCL 10th Sep 2013 17:04

Boeing could have turned the 757 into something that would of sold for years shame they dropped it

StoneyBridge Radar 10th Sep 2013 17:49


Boeing could have turned the 757 into something that would of sold for years shame they dropped it
No they couldn't. They put the -300 out there for three years and sold how many?

In the bigger picture of things, the market the B757 was chasing was a niche; thin transatlantic. Transcontinental US missions could be done year round by the B738 and the A321.

Any further improvements would have required wing work and a new 40,000lbs engine, a sector which no engine manufacturer is currently active in.

Most B757 European charter missions can be done by the A321 and once the A321neo comes along, virtually all of them will be covered.

There's simply no market for a B757 in the modern world; Boeing saw right to cut the line.

116d 15th Sep 2013 16:03


No they couldn't. They put the -300 out there for three years and sold how many?

In the bigger picture of things, the market the B757 was chasing was a niche; thin transatlantic. Transcontinental US missions could be done year round by the B738 and the A321.

Any further improvements would have required wing work and a new 40,000lbs engine, a sector which no engine manufacturer is currently active in.

Most B757 European charter missions can be done by the A321 and once the A321neo comes along, virtually all of them will be covered.

There's simply no market for a B757 in the modern world; Boeing saw right to cut the line.
I think had the 753 been introduced a few years earlier and if the range was equal or better than the 752, then Boeing could have sold a few more. Had it not closed the line when it did it would have been closed by the end of the last decade I reckon, or perhaps up to the point where it announced the 737 MAX.

As much as I like the 757 due to its power and versatility, you're right in saying that there's not many routes (UK-Europe at least) that can't be done by the A321. A few exceptions include anywhere where the runway is short like JSI, but if the A321neo can address this then as you say the 757 will be redundant. I anticipate either 787s or 737-9MAX/A321neo to replace 757s on transatlantic routes.

It wouldn't surprise me if the only 757s operating in 10 years time are the 753s due to their capacity, but even then the youngest will be about 20 years old.

LBIA 15th Sep 2013 22:46

I see jet2 have been leasing in aircraft this weekend Neos Boeing 737 was used on Saturday while Euro Atlantic B763 was used today.

castleford tiger 19th Sep 2013 06:52

Are JET 2 still so busy they need to bring in other aircraft?

Charlie98 22nd Sep 2013 07:41

I must say my recent Jet2 experience on NCL-BJV-NCL G-LSAK was fantastic, the cabin crew were very friendly, the cabin was clean and the punctuality was very good (leaving BJV early on the return flight) The new cabin configuration is miles ahead of Thomson & Thomas Cook and the seats are actually quite comfortable 10/10 for the fantastic flight and ill defiantly be choosing LS again!

HH6702 27th Sep 2013 08:11

Who could that be?
Is it another uk airline or outside the uk?

Only airline that stands out to me would be flybe however I can't see how that could work as flybe is loosing so much money!! If they did then a whole lot of planes and routes would disappear

HOODED 27th Sep 2013 09:25

Titan? Would help when they needed to sub.:}

Deaf Tortoise 27th Sep 2013 09:43

The rumour was indeed TITAN, but whether there was any truth in it,
I really have no idea.
Those who would know definitely won't be posting anything here....

2Planks 27th Sep 2013 10:59

Any clues as to why random chunks of the LBA-Grenoble winter programme have been axed?

Facelookbovvered 27th Sep 2013 11:56

Titan would make some sense and there would be substantial savings to be has in terms of overheads, but what Titan do is special not the normal run of the mill stuff, it would be a good spring board for STN operations with hangar 7 and all the night mail stuff.

LBIA 27th Sep 2013 12:02

Would be a good move for Jet2 to buy Titan. As they both operate same type off aircraft B752 & B733. It would bring the royal mail contract in to been operated by one airline. The B763 May help jet2 in there long haul ambitions as well.

Plus jet2 having been leasing alot of aircraft off Titan this summer so would likely reduce costs.

Planefan2981 27th Sep 2013 12:06

where did you hear this rumour? i doubt jet2 would be thinking about that when they are doing so well at the minute. Why complicate matters more?

No RYR for me 27th Sep 2013 12:08


Why complicate matters more?
Is spotters wishful thinking :8

Planefan2981 27th Sep 2013 12:10

haha that would definately be a bonus for spotters! :D

HOODED 27th Sep 2013 21:37

Or ISB when PIA finally pull out of LBA.....:O

BKS Air Transport 28th Sep 2013 08:50

@ HOODED

I know your suggestion is tongue-in-cheek, but at the other people who seem to regularly and seriously make the same suggestion, do have a look at the airlines that serve ISB. Notice anything?

zjc123 28th Sep 2013 10:41

Anyone have any idea when Jet2 are likely to release November 2014 flights?

Planefan2981 28th Sep 2013 22:00

It will probably be released early spring 2014 so that they can assess this winters performance

zjc123 28th Sep 2013 23:00

Thanks for your advice!

Wanted to get some flights booked but guess ill have to hang on.


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