Return of 757 to MCO

Old Dec 27, 17, 11:32 pm
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Return of 757 to MCO

I was looking at flight on Jan 5 and it seems MCO-ATL has returned to the 757 for the majority of flights! This is amazing news. The 757 is a far more appropriate aircraft for this route and I firmly believe that they should all be brought back home to Atlanta since the fleet has been significantly cut. The A321's should go to MSP and DTW since they can do most any domestic route due to their more central location. The extra engage of the 757 is better suited to ATL and JFK.
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I love the 757, so I can understand your enthusiasm.

But can you explain why this aircraft is better suited to fly 400 mile routes out of ATL than somewhere else?
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Old Dec 28, 17, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by CPMaverick View Post
I love the 757, so I can understand your enthusiasm.

But can you explain why this aircraft is better suited to fly 400 mile routes out of ATL than somewhere else?
Florida is generally where Delta sends the older aircraft. The L-1011, 767-200, and 737-200 were all frequent visitors in their end days. Delta also sent the PMNW 5500 series 757's to FL to die. It's a good way to cycle out aircraft near the end of their service life.
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put ‘em back on ATL <—>WAS instead of the 321s (DCA) and MadDogs (IAD/BWI) and I’ll be a happy camper (even though I’m down from maybe five TCONs per quarter to one for the next year or two)
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Old Dec 28, 17, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare View Post


Florida is generally where Delta sends the older aircraft. The L-1011, 767-200, and 737-200 were all frequent visitors in their end days. Delta also sent the PMNW 5500 series 757's to FL to die. It's a good way to cycle out aircraft near the end of their service life.
what's good about it as compared to... any other destination?
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I agree with you OP, love the 757 and happy to see them back at MCO. Was a shame to go through there and see nothing but A321's. But I guess it was better than seeing nothing but 737-900's.

When I went it was my 767-400 to ATL, 757-300 to DTW, 757-200 to MSP, an A320 to LGA, and a gaggle of A321's to ATL.
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Since I live in Orlando, I'm glad to have the 757 on more flights here. We usually ride up front and the 2L boarding makes it nicer.
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Not sure why they are more appropriate at ATL. On short-haul routes, an A321 and 757 are basically the same. In fact, I would think that you would prefer A321s on this route since it saves cycles on the already aging 757s.

Just say that you prefer 757s.

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I thought the A321s were doing ATL/Florida short flight / quick turns for pilot training purposes?
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
I thought the A321s were doing ATL/Florida short flight / quick turns for pilot training purposes?
I shouldn't imagine so as they have plenty of other A320/A319 on short routes.
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
I thought the A321s were doing ATL/Florida short flight / quick turns for pilot training purposes?
No, they were put there on purpose. The A321s are DL's highest-density narrow-body aircraft, and make sense on routes where capacity and frequency both matter. DCA comes to mind, but so does MCO and other FL routes.
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Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
I shouldn't imagine so as they have plenty of other A320/A319 on short routes.
I'm not sure what this has to do with my reply. If they bought a bunch of new planes, particularly a new type to the fleet, even if they have some commonality with A319/320s, they still hafto train more pilots.

Especially if the A321 is replacing the B752, I imagine a pilot who's qualified on Boeing aircraft, would need quite a bit of training on Airbii!

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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
I'm not sure what this has to do with my reply. If they bought a bunch of new planes, particularly a new type to the fleet, even if they have some commonality with A319/320s, they still hafto train more pilots.
Not really. The A320 series all share a common type rating. At most DL might have run a few training flights, but months-worth? No. DL wants A321s on these routes.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q...to-fly-an-a321
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Not really. The A320 series all share a common type rating. At most DL might have run a few training flights, but months-worth? No. DL wants A321s on these routes.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q...to-fly-an-a321
OKay, but, see the last line of my edited post. The current A319/320 pilots, still have A319s & A320s to fly. I imagine that the pilots flying the A321 will be coming from the B752.
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
OKay, but, see the last line of my edited post. The current A319/320 pilots, still have A319s & A320s to fly. I imagine that the pilots flying the A321 will be coming from the B752.
that is not correct.
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