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Old 05-12-2015, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Condor, part of Thomas Cook Airlines has announced that they will retire all 15 B753WL, currently 12 operated for Condor and 3 operated for Thomas Cook UK until 2017. The 757 and the A320s of Condor will be replaced by a fleet of 30 A321s.

All 15 B757-300WL are RR-powered. The B757-300 was desined by Boeing in a coorperation with Lufthansa, the owner of Condor back then and Condor was the launch carrier. That's why all DE B753WL carry the LH Boeing customer code -30. Do you think that US carriers will jump on the B753WL built in 1999/2000 or will they end up on the scrap yard? Who could want them?
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm interesting that they are retiring them, I would hope that they would find a new home, and the US would be the most likely destination for them... Maybe DL or UA could add to their existing 753 fleets, or would be nice to see a 753 in American colours...
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The US air carriers for the most part are pretty vocal on what planes they like, what planes they are tolerant with for the time being, and planes they can't get rid of fast enough. That being said, I have never heard Delta or United publicly praise or criticize the 757-300 (United acquired theirs from Continental and Delta acquired theirs from Northwest). I definitely do see one of them acquiring them, possibly Delta more than United (Delta has less of them and has recently upgraded them with new seats, entertainment, wifi, and winglets). I don't see them being scrapped at this point in time.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The US air carriers for the most part are pretty vocal on what planes they like, what planes they are tolerant with for the time being, and planes they can't get rid of fast enough. That being said, I have never heard Delta or United publicly praise or criticize the 757-300 (United acquired theirs from Continental and Delta acquired theirs from Northwest). I definitely do see one of them acquiring them, possibly Delta more than United (Delta has less of them and has recently upgraded them with new seats, entertainment, wifi, and winglets). I don't see them being scrapped at this point in time.
If they are RR powered, I wouldn't imagine Delta taking them.
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could Icelandair be interested in them? They only have the one 753...
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If they are RR powered, I wouldn't imagine Delta taking them.
I wouldn't be so sure. I know Delta (and many other airlines) have always gone with one engine type, many including UA and AA through mergers, new planes etc now have multiple engine types. In fact, Delta's new A330's coming in will have GE engines instead of Pratt and Whitney. If Delta sees these 757-300's a fit for their fleet/market, I don't think they'll pass on them simply because of the different engines. Delta's Tech Ops are very good at working on multiple different engines.
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