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Inside The 777: AA Not UA!  
User currently offlineJc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3125 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.

But NO mention of UA!!!! Arrrgggghhh.

 Smile

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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8238 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3096 times:

I saw this show about 6 months ago or more. My bet is they tried UA but the human relations department wasn't exactly "accommodating." Good show though, I liked it.


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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3078 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!

User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3041 times:

If it is the same one I am thinking of, that was shot quite a while ago. Is that the program where they show the wings snap in testing phase? If so, that is a pretty old program.

User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3018 times:
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The guide data says it was first aired in 1999. I've seen it before, but it's on again in 15 minutes if anyone wants to see it.

User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2998 times:

No matter the airline it is an awesome plane!!!


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User currently offlineMoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2985 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.

User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

I only got to the ending of it but thankfully they'll be airing it again at 1AM so I got the VCR timer on for that.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3657 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2871 times:
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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.


User currently offlineJc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2776 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!!!!


Only AA...

 Big grin


User currently offlineAndersjt From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2554 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.


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Continental still fly from NY to HK every day with the 777. Go CO!


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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2504 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.


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2487 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!).

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