Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Traveling On The 777  
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

I'm taking my first 772 flight this friday, and I'm really excited to finally fly this beast. I was wondering what the overall experience is like compared to a 737 or other narrowbody...

Is the take off more powerful?
How long does it take to board and deplane?
Anything else that may be interesting?

BTW I'm taking the quick hop from MCO-ATL on good ol' DL

24 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3980 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...



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

The 777 is the only Jet I have never flown!!!  Angry

I have to fly that bird soon. It has to be awesome! Tell us what you think after you have flown it Corey!


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Is the take off more powerful?

well, 52,000lbs vrs 170,000lbs

the stats never lye my friend
enjoy your flight Big grin


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

Im guessing MCO-ATL will seem more powerful if it has less fuel.

Have fun!



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

I hope to experiance my first 777 flight with one of these three airlines: American, United or KLM. I have flown on too many 737's.


"Keep Climbing"
User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

well, 52,000lbs vrs 170,000lbs

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.

Unfortunately I've never been on a 777 so I can't tell you about it, but I'm sure it will be nice. I would like to try one sometime soon myself.

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3846 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  Big thumbs up

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3816 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".


User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

One of my favorite stats that I heard somewhere (don't know the source)- the diameter of a 777 engine is roughly equal to that of the 737 fuselage- that's some food for thought.

All and all, 777 on ATL-MCO should be like trying to kill a hummingbird with a shotgun.... enjoy the plane though, it's a marvelous work of technology.

Chris


User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3674 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.



ND - Hated By Many, Confronted By None
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3652 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.

In any case - have fun.

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3395 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.


ND - Hated By Many, Confronted By None
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

On a short hop with low fuel load the 777 almost doesn't need a runway. It takes off really quickly.

I like it for longhauls as there are spaces aboard where you can stand and look out the window or something. It doesn't take long to board or deboard.

The one thing that always gets me is that if you sit in front of the engine on take off, the fans don't appear to rotate very fast. Maybe it's a scale thing.


User currently offlineUaord From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

I bet the boarding and deboarding process will be longer than the actual flight time depending on the capacity. The best part is looking out the window at all the smaller aircraft.




User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

You want a relevant number: 235 tons for a full 777, O to 60 mph in 6 seconds. I guess that compares to a slow Porsche!

In my experience, the 777 is powerful and smooth at the same time. A great ride!

I personnaly prefer flying the 767 because the overall experience is comparable but the cabin is less crowded (2-3-2 instead of 2-5-2 / 3-3-3). But just my point of view.


User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3226 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.

cheers, Ralph



Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3181 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?

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3059 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



Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3021 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.


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineFutureCGNPilot From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2924 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.

User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Hi All,
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.

SV


User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 779 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

I´d say to you:
-Fly more on the 777 !!!
It´s the best plane i´ve ever flown, really!!
I got AA, UA and AF flights with it!
 Big thumbs up



Transbrasil
User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

It's unlike anything you've flown before!

Enjoy!

AK



us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2737 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.

[Edited 2004-03-09 18:49:51]

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Thai's Livery On The 777 posted Wed Oct 25 2006 06:22:26 by FL370
Airbus, Why Not Take On The 777? posted Sun Jul 2 2006 06:26:10 by Tangowhisky
Seating Configs On The 777 posted Sat Dec 10 2005 22:04:21 by Speedbird19
Documentary On The 777? posted Sun Feb 20 2005 00:26:43 by Dolinja777
Question On The 777 posted Thu May 27 2004 07:16:39 by CO737800
Why No Wingtips On The 777? posted Thu Dec 25 2003 18:13:33 by Moolies
Crew Rest Windows On The 777 posted Thu Mar 13 2003 01:21:07 by United777
2-5-2 On The 777 posted Tue Apr 23 2002 06:24:37 by LanPeru
The Crew Rest Areas On The 777? posted Mon Jan 7 2002 05:52:09 by Concorde1518
Engine Market Shares On The 777 posted Thu Nov 29 2001 11:11:14 by Raggi