LPOZ From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 10 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9045 times:
Not sure if this has been discussed before (couldn't find it), but how will Emirates distinguish their 777-300ER and 777-300 Ultra Long Range planes in their schedule? From reading other topics on the latests Emirates planes, I understand that the code for both planes will be 77W, but as the new 77W (the ULRs as they are called on the EK website) will be quite different (at least on the inside with 1-2-1 in F rather than 2-2-2, new flat beds in J, etc), will this not become a logistical nightmare? How will passengers know whether they get the old product or the latest product? Especially with the old 77Ws only just delivered, I can't believe EK will retrofit these anytime soon so it may be some time before you will see some consistancy on a 77W flight? Does anybody know how EK will handle this?
This is a quote from their June press release on the "new" type of plane:
"The new onboard product will make its first appearance on Emirates' Boeing 777-300ER ULR (Ultra Long Range) aircraft being delivered this month, and its 777-200LRs – the first of which will be delivered in August 2007.Over the next 18 months, Emirates will receive 24 new aircraft fitted with this new product. It will also be implementing an aggressive programme to retrofit its existing Boeing 777 long-haul fleet."
Quoting Gemuser (Reply 1):
(in fact are there any?)
And yes, there are. NH has 7 of them, CX (12), JL (6), KE (4), SQ (12) and TG (6).
Well what do you know! Learn something new.
Still dont think codes for their schedules are a problems as the codes currently used in timetables don't distingiush beween 762/762ER, 763/763ER or 772/772ER, so why a need to do so with the 773/773ER?
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15375 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8256 times:
Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 13): Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 11):
I'm more of a "general" 777 fan than a B773 fan..in fact, I prefer the B772ER and B772LR versions more than the -300/-300ER versions..
I am a fan of everything (except the A319 and B737) but I am just intrigued how the engines on the 773 and 77W don't fall off the wing because of how MASSIVE they are.
...of course, we already know raisin sacs run in the family....
..and.....the same can be said of the -200ER and -200LR. and their MASSIVES and MEGA-MASSIVES....
Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 12):
Maybe I missed something, what in the world is a 773ULR?? I think this is EK's term only coz there's nothing like that, unless I've been living near SJC....I mean under a rock like Jacobin777.
...unlike you SM-'effers , at last we got our share of B777's.... In fact, speaking of living under a rock....I was thinking of the same thing when I drove through SMF a few times.. ....
EA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8231 times:
Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 12): Maybe I missed something, what in the world is a 773ULR?? I think this is EK's term only coz there's nothing like that, unless I've been living near SJC....I mean under a rock like Jacobin777. duck
Haha. Yeah maybe I've been the one under a rock . Whatever EK is calling their 'longer-haul' 77W, what routes will they operate this on and how far are they??
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