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Topic: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Bobs89irocz
Posted 2004-05-07 23:36:57 and read 4930 times.

Im sure this was brought up before but oh well. Just thought i would ask. Mine was back in 97 at BOS. That was the first time i saw an AA A300 as well. I was waiting non-rev for a flight to DFW on AA when i looked out the window and saw a BA 777 climbing out. To say the least i was very excited and will never forget that day.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Mrniji
Posted 2004-05-07 23:39:48 and read 4896 times.

Sometime in 1996 or so, shortly after induction, I was hoping to fly one of these wonderful ones... booked DEN-LAX UA with 757... and all of a sudden, flight cancelled, booked on the next flight 1 hr later, due to more pax equipment change... 777!!  Smile That was great

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: RockyRacoon
Posted 2004-05-07 23:45:09 and read 4861 times.

In june of 1999 at CVG. I was standing in concourse B saying goodbye to my dad as he was boarding his flight to JFK as this massive plane taxied past the window. It definetely stuck out admist the 767s, 727s, 757s, and md 80s.



peace

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Jran225
Posted 2004-05-07 23:46:22 and read 4852 times.

Hey Bob,

I saw my very first 772 in the Spring of 2000 when I flew from DEN-IAD on United's 777-222 (N766UA). Also the first time I flew in business class, making it one of the most memorable flights of my life. I have yet to see a 773....might not have to wait too long! Big grin

Regards,
-Omar S.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Unique
Posted 2004-05-07 23:52:26 and read 4824 times.

2nd December 1995 at LHR - before boarding G-ZZZC to DXB. She was delivered to BA on 11th November 1995, some 3 weeks earlier!

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Logos
Posted 2004-05-07 23:54:09 and read 4817 times.

Okay, I'll bite.

It was January 1996 at DIA, a United flight on its way to IAD and then on to Frankfurt.

Cheers,
Dave in Orlando

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Flyboy36y
Posted 2004-05-08 00:19:19 and read 4744 times.

If I recall, I was in the JFK tower in 2000 or so and I saw one.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Soaringadi
Posted 2004-05-08 00:20:17 and read 4744 times.

Surprisingly enough until may 2002 ( I was 14 then ) I knew nothing about airplanes..... I had been on planes few times before, and always thought all of them were jumbo ( which meant it was a Boeing ), and my idea of an airbus plane was that all of airbuses were single aile arcrfts....... pretty funny

But on may 3rd. 2002... my 1st. intnl. trip to Singapore on SQ was the day that changed my life.... That was the 1st. time that I saw and flew on the 777. Also while comming back we were booked on KE upto SEL on an a330....

So that was pretty amazing indeed....

have fun  Smile

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Sllevin
Posted 2004-05-08 00:25:40 and read 4728 times.

For me it was sometime in early 1994 -- May or June, maybe? Spotted the first 777 to go into service at ORD getting ready for ORD-CDG (IIRC).

Steve

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: BH346
Posted 2004-05-08 00:29:16 and read 4722 times.

Saw the first 777 that I can remember in Osaka/Kansai. It was a Cathay Pacific 777-200 dimly lit by the terminal lights as our delayed flight from Seattle/Tacoma pulled in that night.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: COAB767
Posted 2004-05-08 00:34:17 and read 4703 times.

The first time I saw a 777 was in 1995 when they were doing the test flights from Paine Field for UA.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: ScottysAir
Posted 2004-05-08 00:36:05 and read 4699 times.

My first time I saw with B777 with DL was here at FLL from 4 years ago and when I was working at the restaurant with CA 1 Services. My supervisor was said ok that I can go look to see with B777. Not have any problems at all. I saw with B777 about 3 or 4 times at FLL and sometime was used with B777 here at FLL.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: AirKas1
Posted 2004-05-08 00:40:53 and read 4682 times.

My first time I saw a T7 was last year with KLM's first 777. Kind of late so I noticed reading the previous posts. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kas

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Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Casa235-300
Posted 2004-05-08 01:17:26 and read 4652 times.

Hello

I was living in Bogota Colombia in 1996 when I saw the 1st 772. It was a prototype that was making a tour in Southamerica with final destination Santiago de Chile Air Show.

Well the company where I was working for, had received an invitation from the representative office of Boeing in Colombia to take part in the demonstration flight. My Boss couldn't assist so I went to represent him. I was complete happy and very excited. But bad luck, after the plane came back from the first flight and the passenger were getting out of the plane through the gate finger of the "Puente Aereo", the gate fell down taking with him the front door of the plane. Surprisingly any passenger were injured, at that moment nobody was walking out of the plane. The President of Avianca was in the plane and he was really upset, it happened in an Avianca terminal.

Well the 2nd flight, my flight, was obviously cancelled, I just received some souvenirs from Boeing. The Plane stay in Bogota for some weeks until a new door came form the factory and another plane has flew to Santiago for the Air Show.

Sorry for my English and that was all friends.

Bye

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Ual747
Posted 2004-05-08 01:21:58 and read 4644 times.

I first saw the 777 at ORD in 1996? I think. It was a United Airlines 777 headed for denver. I was amazed.

UAL747

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Kjet12
Posted 2004-05-08 01:39:47 and read 4607 times.

Back in the spring of 1997 at ORD. It was at the the gate next to my arriving flight from LAX. The 777 was flying the non-stop to HNL that day. Odd, as it was normally operated by a DC-10.

Kris

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: SANSCOTT744
Posted 2004-05-08 01:57:51 and read 4595 times.

It was 1998 I was flying from ORD to LAS and I was at O'hare airport I saw this aircraft in the dark it was evening over the Christmas-New Years holiday. I was in the United terminals and I saw this huge twin engine United aircraft that I could not identify(again it was dark) as it taxied around the C concourse I thought to myself that's awfully damn big for a 767 and it was so wide (a true widebody). After it turned the corner and taxied for the runway it dawned on me. Here I had been hearing about them for 2 to 3 years and it never occurred to me (daaahhhh)) a triple 7 I screamed to myself. I was so jazzed I could hardly believe it and then I saw them again more often at other airports. Next to the 744 they are my favorite Boeing.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: RG828
Posted 2004-05-08 02:38:34 and read 4566 times.

First time I saw a tripler was way back in 1995 in Manila, a TG 777. My first filght on one was with United in 1999, commanded by a good friend of mine.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: CanadianNorth
Posted 2004-05-08 02:50:27 and read 4556 times.

Believe it or not it was one afternoon i believe April 1997 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territorys, Canada... when i woulda been in about maybe grade 2 or 3 (just a guess on that one) my dad picked me up from school about 30 minutes early saying i should see what they parked out at the airport. When we got there, turned out it was a United Airlines B777 of all things. Quite a surprise to me.


CanadianNorth

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: WakeTurbulence
Posted 2004-05-08 02:50:30 and read 4552 times.

I was spotting a/c near In and Out by LAX. I think it was the Summer of 96. All of the sudden a huge twin engine flew in and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a UA 777. On of the most awesome moments for me at LAX. I could feel the power as it flew over for 24R and made a smooth touch down.
-Matt

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Refueler1974
Posted 2004-05-08 02:51:15 and read 4551 times.

I was a little late seeing one...but it was Jan 2001 and American was operating a military charter into AEX with N789AN. I was stunned by how large and beautiful it was!! Since then, I've had the chance to work with UA and CO 777s many times!

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Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: ARCJET
Posted 2004-05-08 02:56:41 and read 4536 times.

Staring out the window of the Air South 737-200 while our aircraft was waiting to depart Newark when I noticed a plane with two large engines
and a very tall Tail. It was a British Airways inbound from London and what
a sight it was. This was in March 1996

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: FLY777UAL
Posted 2004-05-08 03:23:52 and read 4509 times.

The first time I saw a 777 was during Boeing's official rollout ceremony in Everett. Quite the show, let me tell you! Still have a few of the lunch sacks they gave away with food inside.

Second time was a tour arranged for a few people--actually got to go inside the plane while it was at BFI and check out the test equipment, water barrels, and very out of date seats!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: StevenUhl777
Posted 2004-05-08 03:44:53 and read 4491 times.

May 15th, 1995 at PDX, Gate E5

United took delivery of it's first 777, I believe N777UA. Anyway, my dad (now retired) took me up to PDX and out on the ramp, so that we we could walk all around and underneath it. VERY impressive airplane! I wasn't able to go up into the cabin for flight deck for some reason.

Ironically, in the 8 years since then, I've yet to fly on the 777....though that will change on my birthday, when I fly UA916 IAD-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA. It would be great if it were this very plane...

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Olympus69
Posted 2004-05-08 03:45:50 and read 4483 times.

For me it was sometime in early 1994 -- May or June, maybe? Spotted the first 777 to go into service at ORD getting ready for ORD-CDG (IIRC).

I don't think so, Sllevin - The first flight of a 777 took place in June of 1994 and it got its FAA certification in April 1995.

I first saw one at PAE in July 1995. There were some BA planes awaiting engines. I also saw one of CX's being test flown at Boeing field.

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Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: ChiGB1973
Posted 2004-05-08 03:54:15 and read 4458 times.

I guess the first time was at BHM on September 12th, 2001. It was United's ship making BHM look like a toy airport parked on the taxiway on the north side of the airport.

M

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Jutes85
Posted 2004-05-08 04:05:39 and read 4431 times.

During the Boeing Everett factory tour. There was a brand new Singapore 777-200 parked at one of the stalls.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: PilotNtrng
Posted 2004-05-08 04:21:12 and read 4400 times.

The first time I saw one was through the glass at ATL, but the first one I saw up close was in TYS . A DL 777 was on a training run and did a full stop in TYS. I was amazed at the size and the sleekness of the 777. Great looking bird!!!

Regards,

Brad

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Cs03
Posted 2004-05-08 04:25:59 and read 4390 times.

For me it was November 1999, AA from ORD to AA), Japan">NRT in F! I could not comprehend the size of the A/C! Quite a long T/O and so quiet!

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Kerberos
Posted 2004-05-08 05:12:17 and read 4331 times.

I've never seen a 777 - not that I know of anyway. I've been on the Boeing plant tour, and there were no 777s there that day. The times I've been through LAX, its been at night and I didn't notice any triple bogies and squared off flat tails. And I always seem to miss the Korean 777 that comes to YVR - if its still coming here.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: DeltaRules
Posted 2004-05-08 05:25:37 and read 4308 times.

SJU, 1998 or 1999...BA flew them in there on the weekends, I think. First one I remember seeing had the Chelsea Rose tail. Needless to say, I was excited to see it.

DeltaRules

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Warszawa
Posted 2004-05-08 05:35:58 and read 4296 times.

I saw my first 777 at LAX, i just arrived on a COA 737-700 from Cleveland into Los Angeles, was about 2:30pm LAX time, and we were taxiing to Terminal 6, which is right next to the UAL Terminal, Parked at the UAL terminal was a 777-200 UAL being loaded, that was the first time i saw one.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Thrust
Posted 2004-05-08 05:38:26 and read 4285 times.

The first time I saw a 777 was on airliners.net.  Laugh out loud

It was a photograph of an AA 777.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: RoseFlyer
Posted 2004-05-08 05:43:51 and read 4280 times.

June 12th 1994.

Back when I lived in Seattle, my father took me up to Paine field and we watched the first flight of the 777-200 take off. It was a brilliant moment with a few hundred people watching the massive bird launch into the air on a typical overcast Seattle day.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Airplanetire
Posted 2004-05-08 06:05:22 and read 4248 times.

I think I saw a UAL 777 in MIA about five years back. Since I'm not sure, the first time other than that was when I was in CDG and saw some AF 772s, then flew a Delta one to ATL.

-Airplanetire

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: IMissPiedmont
Posted 2004-05-08 06:07:06 and read 4250 times.

The first 777 I saw was N774UA at PHX on October 6, 1994.

There are some rather interesting answers above though as the first revenue flight for the 777 was UA 921 from IAD to LHR on June 7,1995.

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Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Aviationwiz
Posted 2004-05-08 06:10:28 and read 4241 times.

The first time I saw a 777 was at a Boeing tour of the Everett plant in 2001.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: NorthStarDC4M
Posted 2004-05-08 06:16:42 and read 4235 times.

July, 97, ORD... 5x United (N778UA was the 1st i saw) lined up at T1. I was in an AC DC-9 at the time...

1st 773 was Aug 99, YYZ, Korean.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: N243NW
Posted 2004-05-08 06:17:17 and read 4233 times.

The first time I encountered a T7 was at SEA in August of 2001. It was an AA bird, and although I knew something about airliners, I was still classifying them by the number of engines they had. My uncle pointed over to the a/c waiting for pushback clearance and mentioned it was a Triple Seven. I kinda looked at him as to say, "How can you tell? There are a million planes with two engines!" Big grin The first thing that struck me as being amazing was the size of its engines. Also on that day, I saw my first 747, a -200 of NW bound for Tokyo. A moment I will never forget.
-N243NW  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: The777Man
Posted 2004-05-08 06:49:06 and read 4195 times.

April 1 1995, a 777 in UA livery landing as a part of the ETOPS test program at LAX.

The777Man

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: ACB777
Posted 2004-05-08 06:49:56 and read 4195 times.

When landing in LHR in July 2001. I think it was a BA 777, and then I saw an Emirates 777-300.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: AsstChiefMark
Posted 2004-05-08 06:53:28 and read 4190 times.

The first time I saw one was after I boarded one! I flew from Denver to Seattle on UA about 3 years ago. Walked in. Sat down. Looked around. "What the hell is this?" I pulled the safety card and surprise. "Oh! This is what they look like!" Blew the ice off the runway on takeoff.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2004-05-08 06:55:00 and read 4186 times.

I don't remember the first time I saw one, but the first one I rode on was Delta ship 7002 from ATL-MCO back in '99.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Ltbewr
Posted 2004-05-08 07:04:27 and read 4182 times.

July 3, 1995, Boeing Field, a 777 for BA awaiting engines. Found out was about production series # 4 or 5. I had just started a trip in Washington & Oregon, went by the field on the east side of Boeing Field. As 50 years from the end of WWII, there were many a/c of that era on the field and near the Boeing Museum for a big celebration the day before (Sunday, 7/2/95). [Several months later, found out that this was one of the BA's that was to get the GE engines and GE was having problems getting them work due to their large size]. Also nearby was the first 767 (converted to an "AWACS" a/c for the USAF). The next day, went by Boeing Field and saw (at a distance) the first 707, 757, 747-100, and other Boeing 1st a/c's in the hangers or just outside of them. When at the Boeing Museum, saw outside of the Museum (from the airshow that weekend) a B-29, B-17, B19, Zero and a Mitsubishi Dive Bomber (all WW II a/c). By the way, my flight out from EWR-ORD-SEA to Seattle was on 2 different DC-10's by United (FF reward redemption flight)
Probably saw the first operational ones in 1996 at JFK and/or LHR. First flight on a 777 was on BA EWR-LHR-EWR April 2002.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: 777ER
Posted 2004-05-08 07:51:39 and read 4158 times.

Was at WLG in 2002. It was parked in front of the International part of the terminal

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: BCALdavid
Posted 2004-05-08 08:05:35 and read 4138 times.

I was spotting at London Heathrow, (I think it must have been early part of 1995 according to the info on the previous posts). Anyway I had no idea that a United Boeing 777 would be making its first visit, my eyes almost popped out when it landed! The aircraft did a tour of the airport then parked over near Terminal 4. This was just before the first BA triple 7 arrived and I read later that BA were disappointed their aircraft wasn't the first 777 at LHR.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Pouyazad
Posted 2004-05-08 08:27:17 and read 4117 times.

My friend's father is the manager of British airways office in Tehran, Iran. It was 6 years ago that one day he told me BA uses 777 for Tehran-London flight and it leaves Tehran every Friday morning at 9. So one Friday we went on last floor of Tehran Mehrabad airport's parking where we could see the runway. There it was, a very nice 777 with calm engines (comparing with Iran Air 747SP's!) took off in front of our eyes.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: M404
Posted 2004-05-08 08:53:09 and read 4086 times.

On the tour of the Everett Boeing plant. Or more precisely, on the ramp outside.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Ua777222
Posted 2004-05-08 09:02:22 and read 4072 times.

June of 2000 SFO-ORD

My father was the pilot and at the time I had no friggen idea what an airplane was. He stated that it was UA's newest a/c that they used and that they were either at the time or were going to be the largest operator of the a/c. I remember sitting in business (I was 10 at the time so this was a big deal for me) and the f/a giving me this MASSIVE thing of cookies and letting me up to the cockpit door. I will never forget that day b/c I too remember thinking to myself about how cool my fathers job was and how much I wanted to do it. To this day I still pursue flight.


UA777222

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Blackjack
Posted 2004-05-08 09:32:13 and read 4044 times.

The first time was when I flew from London to Moscou with BA!
I remember that only 20% of this flight was full!
It's a fantastic aircraft and also for my big legg I was great space for me, also it was possible to sleep with 4 seat, nobody!!!! I think that i changed several time of seat never the same!! Big grin Big grin

Good good trip...........

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: MEA310
Posted 2004-05-08 09:40:41 and read 4037 times.

In 2000 I saw an AF777 which was to serve my flight CDG-IAD,also that day was my first time seeing a Concorde,standing next to it actually!

MEA310

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Leskova
Posted 2004-05-08 09:48:09 and read 4030 times.

First time I saw a 777? That was in 1995, I saw a UA 777 being moved from it's parking position to the gate in Frankfurt, just while I was waiting to board a Royal Brunei flight to BKK (with a connection on CX to HKG)...

I remember standing there and thinking: Man, that thing is huge!!!"

Regards,
Frank

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Alonk
Posted 2004-05-08 09:55:03 and read 4022 times.

First time I saw a 777 was at SEA.Waiting to board an MD80 to DFW,and I saw at the gate across from mine flight AAL26 to NRT.I took AAL26 (on a 762) from MIA to SEA and I was suprised to see the flight continue onto NRT,so I went over to the gate agent and she told me it was a 777!.. I remember being in awe all flight long cuz I just saw THE 777 that everyone is fussing about...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
~Alonk

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: JMO-777
Posted 2004-05-08 10:07:05 and read 4002 times.

Hi!
My first 777 was an United 777 in AMS. In October 1997, the weather wasn't good for that highlight in my spottercareer  Wink/being sarcastic But on my one and only pic of that sighting there is still the "Fokker" production hall and some Fokkers for Avianova, waiting for delivery, on it.

GreetZ,
Jan

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: ERJ135
Posted 2004-05-08 10:14:47 and read 3996 times.

It was around August 1998 if I'm right and I didn't know at the time that any airline was operating the type into Sydney. However my Aunt arrived for a visit for a couple of months and she flew in on a Lauda example. Since then I've only flown on two of them myself, A Thai -300 and recently Vietnam to Paris, on the new Vietnam Airlines 777-200.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: 777-500ER
Posted 2004-05-08 12:48:04 and read 3957 times.

28 June 1997. LAX
United B777 viewed from inside an AZ MD 11 taxing to gate.

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: BritPilot777
Posted 2004-05-08 13:39:27 and read 3920 times.

WHen i flew on a Continental flight from LGW to EWR back in 2001. cant remmeber the reg sowwie

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: SQ25J
Posted 2004-05-08 14:00:40 and read 3904 times.

The first day UA started to use 777 in revenue service. I believe, (not sure) was 6/5/95. I was on an OS 310 taxiing out for dep and our AC crossed 777 and several people on OS got up out of seats to move to where they could get a peek of new 777. I doubt many of these people were aviation buffs, yet word got around this was a special plane.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: FRAspotter
Posted 2004-05-08 15:34:08 and read 3868 times.

The first time I saw a 777 was when I flew on one in August 1999 from ORD to AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA. I remember the very nice TV screens in front of every seat (which are becoming even more common). It was on a United 772.

-FRAspotter

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Roberta
Posted 2004-05-08 16:11:43 and read 3849 times.

KUL airport, had just arrived from LHR and was wondering why MH's A330's had 6 wheels on the rear landing gear.

about a month later i found out why, i hadnt realised the 777 was already being sold back then.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Swissgabe
Posted 2004-05-08 16:36:34 and read 3821 times.

Not sure, I guess it was 1997 in LHR or ZRH. I remember having seen a Malaysia Airlines 772 in 1997 in ZRH.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Eastbay
Posted 2004-05-08 17:24:16 and read 3783 times.

Back in 1994, would have been most likely August or September but could have been the same day as IMissPiedmont saw one in Phoenix.... I was a First Officer with Mesa and only flew out of the PHX hub during August/September of that year, but might have seen it later in the year nonrevving. Definately Phoenix, definately 1994.....

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Ts-ior
Posted 2004-05-08 17:31:31 and read 3764 times.


The first time i saw a B777 was in late 1998,early 1999,and it was a Saudia / SV aircraft.Years before,1995 i think,i saw the first delivered B777 on TV.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Lan707
Posted 2004-05-08 17:51:04 and read 3721 times.

The first time I have seen a 777 was UA N777UA on a public relation event at AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA apt in 1995 before the started to operate them to here. About 3 months few later I was on the same plane to ORD.

Time is running as it is 9 years ago

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: ConcordeBoy
Posted 2004-05-08 18:11:40 and read 3703 times.

Terminal D, IAH... CO 772ER to NRT

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Bmacleod
Posted 2004-05-08 19:12:03 and read 3663 times.

One Evening in January 1999 as my AC 767 was heading toward T2 at YYZ, I saw a Korean 777 at the Cargo terminal.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: SonicKidatBWI
Posted 2004-05-08 19:16:07 and read 3654 times.

The first time I saw a 777 was a -200 version operated by United Airlines. That was when I traveled to Chicago in 1999. The hotel I stayed at was right under an approach route for O'Hare International. So I had the pleasure of seeing several of those magnificant airplanes during my weeks stay.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: 9V-SPF
Posted 2004-05-08 19:24:43 and read 3638 times.

It was in 1994 when I was on vacation in the western part of the USA together with my family. We were driving towards Seattle from the South, I believe, when we passed the Boeing airfield and I saw a United 777 and (I´m not 100% sure about this one) a BA 777 being parked on the apron. It was great to see this wonderful airplane for the first time.

Daniel

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Pronto
Posted 2004-05-08 19:39:31 and read 3602 times.

First time I saw one in person was in Nov '98 at SFO. It was United Airlines. Took long enough for me to see one. First one I saw at YYZ(home airport) was sometime in 2000(I think!!), was British Airways. Have seen Korean since, and I know others land at Pearson, but haven't seen them personally. Boy, I miss living in the west end!!

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Deltabobo
Posted 2004-05-08 19:52:40 and read 3569 times.

July 28, 1995

I was on Delta flight 27, flying from Frankfurt to Atlanta. The aircraft was a Boeing 767-300ER. We were No. 2 for takeoff from runway 7L. The plane in front of us was the "VERY FIRST" 777 used in commercial service. The captain came over on the intercom and said that plane in front of us was the first Boeing 777 in commercial service. He said that it was on its way to Washington Dulles Airport.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Ckfred
Posted 2004-05-08 19:53:31 and read 3569 times.

It was June, 1995. My fiance had to go to CVG on business, so I took her to ORD early. Her flight was down the C Concourse from the 777, which was departing for IAD. A 767-200 was sitting at the next gate, and it looked tiny next to the 777.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Ushermittwoch
Posted 2004-05-08 20:01:46 and read 3550 times.

I can't really remember my first 777....
It must have been in 1995 or 1996 in AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Vimanav
Posted 2004-05-08 20:54:06 and read 3513 times.

March 25, 1995 at 1430hrs 15 seconds to touchdown at DEL. The aircraft (the first B777 christened 'Working Together') was in UA colors and was making a B777 promotional visit to the Indian capital.

I had taken a half day off from work just to go to the airport and catch a glimpse of her and boy did I get the most wonderful view ever!!!

I even tried to wangle an invite for a ride on her through some journalist friends but without success. However one of them (who was fortunate to fly in her later that day) brought me back a model of the aircraft. Unfortunately the model came with two left wings and coincidence of coincidences, I broke the stand of that model accidentally just today.

rgds//Vimanav

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: SupraZachAir
Posted 2004-05-08 22:04:22 and read 3492 times.

My first musta been in 1994, not too long after the first flight. I was on a school field trip up to Seattle and on our way back one landed right as we passed BFI. I just remember thinking it was an awesome, HUGE plane as I read Boeing 777 on the plane.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: 747400sp
Posted 2004-05-08 23:35:39 and read 3474 times.

Summer of 1995 it was a UA 777 and it was landing on LAX runway 25. I notice the main landing gear was larger, at the time I did not know it has a six wheel on each of it's main landing gear.

Topic: RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Username: Dantiger
Posted 2004-05-08 23:48:29 and read 3465 times.

Saw photos before, but my first flight on the 777 was United from SFO to Newark. Great flight and she is a Grand Lady.

Topic: The First Timeyou Saw A 777 Was?
Username: 747srule
Posted 2004-05-09 03:05:22 and read 3421 times.

6-12-98 at LAX while spotting there.


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