Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3789 times:
Compare the 777 to a narrbowbody??? No way lol.
In my experience, the 777 simply jumps up into the air ... but it is not a forceful jump. Powerful yet elegant. The sound of those engines roaring up on start up or on acceleration to taxi ... just awesome.
Boarding and deplaning time all depends on how full your flight is...
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3655 times:
I've been on a half-full B777 from ATL-MCO....was rather nice, light fuel load, we just LEAPED into the air, were at 10,000 before we knew it...I highly recommend it! One thing though, Delta's coach legroom leaves alot to be desired lol...but the plane itself makes up for that
Roberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3625 times:
Yes, the 777s engines are way more powerful than the 737s but you have to look at the power in terms of weight. The 777 is a much bigger plane.
stop getting technicial, besides it is a scale thing. i remeber the first time i took off in a 744, i thought to myself "smegging crap, the amount of power that is being unleashed from around me is obscene".
ND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3483 times:
One of my favorite flights is CO777 from LGW to IAH, just a wonderful flight.
I think the sound inside the 777 is insulated somewhat, so you don't hear that much of a roaring sound, but the thing is that you *feel* thrust and power in the plane as well as stability and composure.
Stability and composure makes me feel safe (at least in my head), and to me, that is the most important factor of air travel.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3461 times:
Hmm... I admit that it's always something special to fly on a plane that you've never flown on before, and there are two or three planes that I'm looking forward to flying on...
But, in the end, you'll notice one thing: after having flowin on a 777 a number of times now, I can only say that flying on the 777 is, essentially, nothing different than flying on, for example, a 767 or A330 - it's just a "bit" bigger: you have more seats per row, you have a different interior than in (most) other planes, when you look through the window at one of the engines you realize that those things really are huge - but 5-10 minutes later, you'll simply be sitting in a plane, enjoying the ride for the sights outside (or sometimes inside) the plane.
ND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3204 times:
I beg to differ, I feel a huge difference when flying on a 777 than on a 767 or A330. Alright, I would concede that I felt no difference between a 764 and a 777, however, between an A330, 763 and a 777, I definately feel a big difference.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 889 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3035 times:
I've flown on AA's 777s longhaul between MIA and EZE. On a long range flight the take-off performance isn't like a 757 or MD90, but respectable. The cabin is very spacious and very nice. It's a smooth flying machine.
American757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
Im going on the 772 between MCO and ATL also, and I cant wait, its on April 3rd though. We are going to be on a 764 ATL-MCO on the 27th though! Are these high density routes thus they use big jets for it?
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2868 times:
I've flown on numerous UA 777s. First difference I noticed: the engine noise was completely different from any other airliner I've flown. You can hear different pitches. . .from t/o to landing. Upon landing, the reverse thrust is but a fleeting "hiss" usually and doesn't last long at all. Gaining altitude is one thing the 777 does faster than any other a/c I've flown as well; you can actually "feel" yourself climbing if you pay attention to your feet against the floorboard (they feel several pounds heavier). I seem to notice this effect in other airliners, but it doesn't last but for a few minutes after t/o. On the 777, you notice it quite a bit until you hit your max altitude for the duration of the flight. One thing I don't like about the 777 is the smooth landings. . .I like a jolt myself. . .and I have yet to have one in a 777. Assuming you have a window seat, you'll find that you have extra large windows compare to most airliners. I'm pretty sure these size windows only exist on 777, 764, and the upcoming 7E7 airframes. Though, from my old flying experiences, the admirable DC-8 had these large windows as well. . .or close to it.
Cheers and happy "777 first-time" flying
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Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2830 times:
The 777 has the quietest landing I have ever heard...if you are a passenger on the plane at the time. There is no loud roar audible like on the MD-80 or 737 when the thrust reversers are engaged and the spoilers are deployed. There's just a bump when it lands, and just the sound of it rolling down the runway...the pitch of the engine doesn't change. The 777 also feels like it is cruising very quick...probably because of the extremely powerful engines.
FutureCGNPilot From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
I think there is a huge difference between the 777 and the 767, though I have never been on a 764. The Interior is much brighter and more spacious,than it is on any other widebody. I guess that's why Boeing revised the Interiors on newer 767/747 planes and adjusted it to the 777 style. The surely can't compare a 777 to any other widebody. It's makes a real difference I a plane has 2 or 4 engines. I just love big twin engine planes! I am very much looking forward to flying on the 773ER. Must be an extraordinary experience.
Sv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
The 777 takeoff is an experience in itself. I was travelling from LHR to IAD for the first time in a 777 a few months back, and found myself impressed with how effortlessly the jet seemed to takeoff and gain altitude. It was quiet, had a spacious interior, and was quite comfortable. One little humorous note: The toliet lids in the 777 don't slam shut like most conventional a/c. Boeing actually went to the effort of making sure it slowly comes down without making a sound. Talk about detail orientated.
Phollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
Speaking of the 777. I am planning on going to Norway in May, and I noticed that AF is again the cheapest for the itinerary I want. However, I also noticed that If I fly ATL-JFK-CDG-OSL instead of ATL-CDG-OSL, I can get a 773ER. Very tempting, the ATL-CDG routes are either a 343 or DL 772 or 763 (The AF 772 flight puts me in OSL later in the day than I want.