VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7890 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4430 times:
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter): Am planning a trip to Aus and am not booking if its a 772 as the old entertainment system and tired seats doesnt do it for me, so will spend the £100 extra and go Cathay.
I believe that only RR powered 772s flew the very long haul routes like LHR-SIN-SYD as the GE powered aircraft do not have the overhead crew rest area required on such routes. However the four-class RR 772s do have such a rest area . And since the very recent upgrade of G-RAES with the latest F, W and Y Class product and the latest Thales Top Series IFE AVOD System, the only GE powered 772s with the old GEC Marconi GMIS IFE System are those registered in the range G-VIIA to 'IN. Many of these birds, like G-RAES, are likely to be fitted out with the new Y as well as the new F and W cabin along with the latest Thales AVOD System by the time October comes round.
steve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3713 times:
Quoting VV701 (Reply 7): Has it ever been a 772? I thought - correct me if I am wrong - that until it was first operated by a 77W last year LHR-HKG had been operated by BA only with 744s for literally years and years.
When there were 3 daily (?) BA flights to HKG back in summer 09(?), the third one was with the 772 I believe.
eu nasci ha dez mil anos atras, e nao tem nada nesse mundo que eu nao saiba demais
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8283 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3285 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 9): Sitting in a Y seat on a twin jet with nowhere to go for 24hrs is no joke.
Really don't understand this - makes no difference as far as I can tell. I mean there might be a thrill for a spotter / enthusiast to fly the Queen Of The Skies but the passenger experience is no different in any way at all. In fact an A330 is probably better with 2-4-2 seating than any jumbo.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
I was on this flight last week, and the crew I had a brief chat with in the galley were pretty certain that it will remain as a 77W flight in the long term, until the A380's start arriving and things change... They thought that it was pretty much the perfect aircraft for the route -- the same F/J cabins as low-J 744's but with 50 less Y seats.