Jc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 4 Posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3211 times:
Did anyone else see this show tonight on Discovery Channel? It was fantastic except for one big thing: It is an in-depth look at the 777 and American Airlines as the dominate carrier flying this big rig. What the heck are they thinking? United was the first commercial carrier to operate the 777 and have many more of these than AA. They also profiled a retiring AA Captain which was REALLY cool....lots of flight deck shots and inside info.
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1880 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
This is a pretty old show I believe, there is another one which profiles a little about Continental's operation because of there former EWR-HKG route, which I don't think still exists. Anyways, the AA one, I think they did this because its "american" and they wanted the 777 to look very "American" thats the only assumption I can make about this. THe show is called "777, 21st century something" Quite interesting!
MoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
Yeah, if it's the one where the flight attendant talks about the 777 causing "less (human) gas" because of cabin altitude, that's a good one. I believe it was first showed sometime before 9/11, and definitely shot before 9/11.
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3672 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2957 times:
Yes it is the same program that the FA said that less gas line.
Think about it, which makes a better story. Documenting a regular UA 777 flight or a retirement flight on AA's flagship aircraft. They probably asked all US operators of the 777 and chose AA because of the additional retirement story they could get.
Jc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
Good point. I just saw the first part again and they did mention UA. I feel better now since the Flight Attendants for AA made themselves look like AAss by dropping a first class shrimp scampi and talking about serving it!!!!
Andersjt From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2640 times:
I think this one is part of that series on Discovery Wings they call "Fasten your Seatbelts Please..." If I'm not mistaken, American had a hand in producing all of them. There is this one on the 777, which is enjoyable, especially the water cannon salute to the retiring captain on their return to DFW. The others in the series inlcude one on ground operations, flight attendant training, and the MD-11. You will notice American's prominence in all of them.
Oh how I long for the day when the skies were truly Friendly!
Deltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2590 times:
One question: I saw another Discovery Wings Channel show on the development of the 777. It went through design, delivery, etc and did use UA throughout. However, they stated that because of the wing size and smaller room at airports, you could fold up 22 feet of the wing on either side to fit into gates. Is that true? I have never seen that before. They made some comment about the folded wing tip as the first 777 came to IAD.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
The folding wing mentioned was to be an option for the 777, to make it more airport friendly......however, no airline to date has gone for this option. I think that the folding wing adds weight to the aircraft, plus an additional operational concern (ie, another thing to go wrong!).