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Who Loves The 777-200LR?  
User currently offlineHappy-flier From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

Took my first flights aboard this version of the Triple Seven last year, YVR-SYD and vice-versa. The big Triple Seven is fast becoming one of my favourite aircraft.

The first distinctive thing I noticed was the very noisy engine start-up - man, that is so neat! That huge, bassy vibration that just rumbles through the entire cabin ... that is so totally cool. The raked wingtips are a nice counterpoint to the omnipresent winglets of today's aircraft. For engines in the 110,000 lb thrust range, I thought they were remarkably quiet on takeoff. The takeoff itself, at full weight, was probably no longer than about 35 seconds. The aircraft climbs smoothly and powerfully. At night, those GE fans put out quite a blurry streak behind the wing; all that heat from the core makes for a really nice visual effect on the passing city lights below. And that dihedral in the wings - wow, it is quite a sight in cruise. Then there is the interesting flap setup: outboard flap extension is quite slight for takeoff; augmenting them however are the outboard ailerons (flaperons?).

All in all, a great airplane. And it's pretty too  Smile

I would love to hear some of your favourite 772LR tales.

May the wind be always at your back . . . except during takeoff & landing.
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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2596 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4006 times:

I agree about the great airplane and pretty part, but sadly, I've yet to have a chance to ride in one. One day I will, though. Nonetheless I'll get my first experience with the noise the GE90s make when I fly the 77W to Vancouver in December.

Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4000 times:

I've only been on this aircraft one time so far, from DXB to PEK with EK, and I was very happy, with the flight, the service was great, and the size of the engine's were very big, I noticed that when we were bused out to the aircraft at DXB, I even managed to get a seat over the left hand engine, so I had something to look at all the way. looking forward to flying on it again soon.

NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

I do! Love the sound of those engines on start up. And love the destinations those birds serve currently. I mean how can you go wrong with SFO, LAX, IAH, GRU, PEK (shopping!!) and SYD! Good memories by association I guess.

Keep Discovering
User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3933 times:

I love it! Have a gander at my username  bigthumbsup 

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Reply 3):
GRU, PEK (shopping!!) and SYD!

May I join you the next time you make it to GRU, PEK, and SYD? Lucky you!

We often judge others by their actions, but ourselves by our intentions.
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Quoting Happy-flier (Thread starter):

I took the onward flight from YVR-YYZ this year. It was nasty weather in YVR, snowy and cold. The 77L arrived just a little late. Then the snow got worse. We boared slightly delayed. Then we were sitting a long time at the gate until we pushed back for de- icing. From the gate to take off took us a little over 2 hours. And then 5 hours flight to YYZ.
I had a lovely window seat in Economy class, but I enjoyed the movie and listening to music and I got some sleep as well.
It was a great flight and I like the 77L the most. It is just a gorgeous aircraft.  cloudnine 


It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Quoting EA772LR (Reply 4):
May I join you the next time you make it to GRU, PEK, and SYD? Lucky you!

Well considering I've got a DOH turn next, with a CCU layover then a LOS layover coming up, don't think you want to join me in the imminent future, nor should you consider me lucky at this point  Wink

Keep Discovering
User currently offlineCaliAtenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

i'll have my chance come tommorow when i fly nonstop to LAX from DXB..boy i havent stepped onto a 777 since 2005.

User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

I flew the 77L from JFK to DEL on AI and it was an awesome experience. I can't wait to fly on the 77L again. Definitely my favorite variant of the 777.

User currently offlineCaliAtenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 days ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting Happy-flier (Thread starter):

Oh yes the engine startup is very noisy! when the spool up ends it sounds like a ginormous version of the way my motorcycle sounds after i rev it up and hear the back pressure  Smile. In flight, its very smooth and isnt really affected by turbulence much. But i can see why, at least on EK's 777LR, that people would complain about space in Y. The middle seat shouldnt be there on the window side.

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