Photos from most recent trip to NYC

I love taking photos out of airplanes. Snapped a few over LAX, EWR, and a couple on the way. Read on, especially the caption of the last picture of the 757-200 that I was on yesterday.

View of Marina Del Rey

View of Marina Del Rey

Kalitta Air Boeing 747 taking off

Kalitta Air Boeing 747 taking off

Dusky cloud cover off the Santa Monica Bay

Dusky cloud cover off the Santa Monica Bay

Snowy Rocky Mountains

Snowy Rocky Mountains

Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ

Looking down the runway at EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport)

Looking down the runway at EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport)

Dusky cloud cover over Oklahoma

Dusky cloud cover over Oklahoma

The 909

The 909

United Boeing 787 Dreamliner

United Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The actual plane I was flying on yesterday, a Boeing 757-200. Copyright Radim Koblizka; you can link to photo  here , and see stats on this 29 year old plane  here . Interestingly enough, the decision by Boeing to not produce a successor to the 757 had some bearing on United’s position regarding the 737 Max when Airbus came out with its new A320 and A321 neo planes. Boeing had to jerry-rig the 737 to be bigger, have longer range, have bigger engines, and hold more passengers. Kind of like the 757. Which is why airlines still use it 30 years later.

The actual plane I was flying on yesterday, a Boeing 757-200. Copyright Radim Koblizka; you can link to photo here, and see stats on this 29 year old plane here. Interestingly enough, the decision by Boeing to not produce a successor to the 757 had some bearing on United’s position regarding the 737 Max when Airbus came out with its new A320 and A321 neo planes. Boeing had to jerry-rig the 737 to be bigger, have longer range, have bigger engines, and hold more passengers. Kind of like the 757. Which is why airlines still use it 30 years later.