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Fun Facts About Our 757 Jet

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Known among professional pilots as "the Ferrari of commercial jets," the Boeing 757 is a versatile aircraft that works well for both short and long-range flights. Its roomy cabin size and large baggage capacity make for a comfortable trip especially when jetting to far-off lands. These are among the reasons why it's the aircraft of choice on many of our luxury jet expeditions.

Here are a few interesting facts about our Boeing 757s:

  • Our Boeing 757s feature powerful Rolls Royce engines with 87,000 pounds of thrust. This comes in handy in hot climates when high air temperatures can make it difficult for a plane to get the proper lift for takeoff. 
  • Thanks to that powerful engine, the 757 can take off on relatively short runways. It also performs well in high-altitude areas.
  • The 757 can reach top speeds of 609 miles per hour. Cruising speed is normally 500 mph.
  • Its maximum cruising altitude is 42,000 feet. Typical cruising altitude is 38,000 to 40,000 feet.
  • The aircraft lifts up to 255,000 pounds and has bigger cargo holds so it can carry all the equipment and then some we need on our expeditions. 
  • The surface area of a pair of 757 wings is 1,951 square feet, about the same as the floor space of a typical three-bedroom home.
  • The jet has been used to serve cities as far apart as 4,281 miles and as close as 65 miles.
  • Although Boeing stopped production of the 757 in 2004, it supports the aircraft and still manufacturers its parts. That's because it's a very popular jet and a mainstay in many commercial fleets. 
  • The 757 has a cabin capacity for up to 239 passengers. On our trips, the jet is reconfigured with 52 or 80 spacious seats, which makes for a roomy interior that allows our guests the ability to stretch and move around in comfort.