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A United 757-300 landing at LAX. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

The Leisure Liner: How Airlines are Utilizing the Boeing 757-300 Today

Following the success of the Boeing 757-200, the Boeing 757-300 was originally launched in 1996 as a way to provide a narrowbody alternative to the Boeing 767-200 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-10. The aircraft would have the same wingspan and height as the Boeing 757-200 but a 23.4-foot longer fuselage would allow for as many as 43 extra passengers when in a two-class configuration. The aircraft would see an increased maximum takeoff weight compared to its sister aircraft but would trade MTOW…