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Your Thoughts On The Boeing 777...  
User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Being a pilot of the Boeing 777-200IGW (UAL), I know that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. It is the best plane I've ever had the pleasure of flying.

I wanted to know what you, the passenger thought of it, and why you do or don't? If not, what competing aircraft do you prefer?

(I know this came up a while ago with the 767 - sorry).

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO

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User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Hello there,

I noticed you joined the forums about 15 minutes ago. I would like to welcome you here and say hi. I love the 777, especially in UAL's colors. I am a student pilot right now and I plan to fly for United soon. UAL is my favorite airline, so I'm glad to meet you. UAL's 777s are the most comfortable 777s on earth, I think. I like the 744 better in UAL's colors, but the 777 is great. So, how does she fly?

Best Regards,

B744


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Hello...

Just a quick question...

What was the nose # of the last 777 you flew? Was it an international or domestic ship? ER or regular? What is the nose # of the most infamous 777 in the UA fleet?

At Delta, all 7 of our 777s are international ER w/ RR engines. Wonderful aircraft, simply the finest thing flying. Ship 7004 is my favorite.

Thanks,
DeltaSFO



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I think the 777 is the holy grail of all airliners. My goal someday is to be a 777 pilot for United Airlines. Hey, best plane, best airline, how can you ever top that?

User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Hi guys,

*DeltaSFO - The last 777 I flew was on a trip (got back Jan. 12, 2001) from Washington to London (although I am live in Denver, I am based in Washington). The nose # was 2074 ETOPS. The reg. was N774UA. It was an ER version aircraft. And it was an Internatinoal. HAHAHA.... I'm guessing you mean the UAL aircraft (first one) that made the speed record??? You know...7,850 miles from Bangkok to Seattle in 13 hours 36 mins. on June 7, 1995. Nose #???? That would be 2071. N777UA.

I have seen some pictures of N7004... it is a beautiful aircraft, and I can't understand why Delta can't find a livery that looks good on it... (please don't take any offense to that... ) I take it you are a fellow pilot???
If so what aircraft do you fly??? What was its nose#?
When did you last fly? What was the planes reg???

*Boeing747-400 - Your kind words about UAL are very nice to hear. And I sure hope that I can share the cockpit with you some day. Good luck with your future, and I hope to talk to you a lot in these new forums (new to me....). I appreciate your warm welcome.  
AND SHE FLIES GREAT! 

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO



User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

By the way Boeing747-400, how could you tell that I just joined the forums 15 mins. ago??? (Sorry I'm new).

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Click on usernames. You'll see all the info- # of posts, name, personal info as well as email.

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Okay, UAL_777_FO, sounds like you really are a UAL pilot... we get a lot of fakes here.

I'm not a Delta pilot, not yet anyway, but I do work for DL, and kinda grew up in the environment, if ya know what I mean. I don't think there's any office in the world better than the flight deck of a B777, and I plan on working there someday.

Last 777 I flew on was N865DA, Ship 7006, still in the old colors. I do think the 777 in the old colors looks absolutely stunning.... I will miss it. Although the new colors have finally grown on me. Ship 7004 is definitely a handsome piece of machinery.

When's the next time one of your trips will lead you to SFO?

DeltaSFO



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Thank you UAL_777_FO!

Just click on User Profile on your username and it will give you info, such as the number of posts you have typed and other stuff.

Best Regards,

B744


User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Sorry DeltaSFO, but I seriously doubt I'll be heading to SFO anytime soon.   Why do you work there???
I was just in SFO which means I prob. won't be there for quite a while. But I can certainly tell you I liked how the new Intl. terminal in SFO turned out. Its very nice.

My next trip will actually take me to Frankfurt.

*KonaB777 - RIGHT ON! 777's forever...

Guys, could we get back to that question???
What flights have you been on lately?
Did you like it? Why or why not?

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO


User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

UAL_777_FO,

It is good to see a UAL pilot on here. I was on one of the 777s the July before last, at the time, it was the newest one in UAs fleet according to the pilots, it was about a month old. There was only one analog piece of instrumentation on the whole thing, and that was the good old whiskey compass. I was fortunate enough to be in Biz class, and loved the ride. My fiance is an FA out of IAD, you may have even flown with her. She on on a 777 right now as a matter of fact, LHR bound (I am jealous). She showed me all of the climate controls and such. So modern, you can even control zones of the aircraft and everything. I am dying to get back in the air! If I had the same bennies on UA Express, I would spend a lot more time flying, but it is hard for me to get to DC or another UA mainline airport. But when we are married, I am sure I will end up on one of your flights!

Anyway, that was longwinded, all of it to say, welcome aboard, and I look forward to seeing more of your posts!



A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

CAETravlr - Thanks very much.

The aircraft is VERY modern, If you ARE ever on one of my flights - consider yourself welcome in the cockpit.

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO


User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

UAL_777_FO,

Thanks a lot for that. I will definitely drop you an email the next time I am fortunate enough to be on a 777 out of IAD and see if you are working it.

Are you working an LHR line this month? My fiance is on international reserve this month, but this is the second LHR trip she has had.

As far as the FLY UAL at the bottom of your post, I will be doing it a lot when I get married!  



A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
User currently offlineDesmidus From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Going back to the original topic...I flew a Cathay 777 and a 340, and I have to say I like the 340 more, as a passenger. It seemed quieter inside, and there's something psychologicaly soothing, to me at least, about having four engines instead of two.

But like you said, I've heard that the 777 is the favorite of the two for most pilots...might that change with the 500/600?


User currently offlineSierra@BNA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Hi UAL_777_FO!

Welcome to the forum. It's nice to hear from the real pilots!

I've never had the privilege yet to fly on the Triple 7 but I intend to someday. It sounds and looks like a wonderful ride. It's huge! What is it like to fly it? How long have you been flying? I'm not a pilot but you are living my dream.

Back to the original question, my favorite aircraft is the 727 and the L 1011, I'm sure it's a big difference from the aircraft you fly, but from what I've learned and heard from others who have flown on the Triple7, I believe that is my next fav. It's a beauty!

Take care and stay safe!
Sierra


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I really don't understand why people feel safer with 4 engines. There is a slim chance that a failure will occur, and if one does, the pilots train for failures.

I have yet to fly on a 777, but I probably will this summer, IAH-CDG on AF/CO. From what I've heard about this a/c, it's the best. It looks fabulous. I especially like it in CO's colors. Their livery seems to be designed for the 777.

I've only flown UAL once (IAH-LAX-IAH over winter break). My flight was on an A319. It was an excellent flight. The A319 looks great in UAL colors.



User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

The 777 is a true beauty. It is one of my favorite aircraft. I have flown on it 3 times and will be flying on it again this spring. I also like the A320 quite a bit.

A true beauty.

Kind regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineDesmidus From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

I like the A320 too, but the hydraulics on it are LOUD.

User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Yeah, the 'Big 7' really is a great jet. I actually had an engine failure about 7 months ago, and I diverted to Gander, in Canada. There were no probs. and we continued on after the engine was cleared. I don't really believe that 4 engines are safer, just more expensive.

*CAETravlr - No I just finished my last set of LHR - flights from IAD for this last month or two.

Its really nice to hear all your kind words....

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO


User currently offlineWpr8e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

I have been lucky to fly several types of 777 around the world.

CO777 to and from NRT several times in the Front and EWR TLV EWR. Business First is very nice. I heard some early complaints with their GE engines. But seems to be worked out now.

BA777 from LHR-DXB, LGW-DFW. Again in the front. Huge J class cabin. Very good BA service.

EK777 LHR-DXB, BKK-DXB, DXB-SIN. All times in First of Business Class. Have to say fantastic service from the girls at Emirates. Although I am not crazy about the 2-3-2 config in J class. Seems a little cramped.

TG from BKK-DEL, BKK-TPE, TPE-SEL in J. Dreadful. 2-4-2 in business class. However, if you fly the Thai 777-300's they have 2-3-2 config. The seats are terrible, but got to love the TG F/A.

SG SIN-BKK 777-300 in First. Very nice, but not with the new seats. Still server Dom in First. So rare today.

CX from DXB-BOM, SEL-HKG. Cathay is fantastic. The 777-300 are absolutly massive. I understand it is longer than the 744. The power out of the engines is fantastic.

I must say it is my favorite airplane. One thing I never liked with Boeings is their windows tend to be quite small and set very low. The DC-10's have huge windows. The 777 is built with bigger windows for a much better view.

I have also notices that the 777's have very bright strobe lights. Seems to light up the whole sky.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

My first 777 flight was on N774UA in June from ORD-DEN. I flew via DEN because I wanted to fly the 777. I will be flying on a 777 March 2nd ORD-LAX enroute to KOA.UAL 777#1.

United_Fan



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineUAL_777_FO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Hey United_Fan, N774UA was the last 777 I flew! Nose # is 2074 ETOPS!!!

FLY UAL 
UAL_777_FO


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

I flew on a United 737-500 from AUS-DEN. As always, it was a great flight, we got to DEN about 10 minutes early! The pilots were very nice in letting me sit in the cockpit after we landed and look around. UAL has the nicest FA's and Pilots, I plan to book a flight to JFK soon to go spot planes there for a while. UAL_777_FO,
I wish you luck in becoming a captain for the great plane. After that, you will probably become a captain or FO on the 747-400, which is also a fabulous plane.

Best and Kind Regards,

B744

ALWAYS FLY U N I T E D


User currently offlineOA269 From Greece, joined Nov 1999, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

UAL_777_FO I haven't been to a 777 but I've been in a A340 (Olympic's   ) business class and in the cockpit during take off and landing.We were 100% of passengers and cargo and the aircraft seemed to perform very easily.I seem to like 777 the most but only from what I've read.So tell me why 777 is the best because both aircrafts have approximately the same size and capacity and A340 is doing well.Also can you explain me how a 2-engine aircraft took the ETOPS authority.Thanks.

Fly Olympic


User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Hey UAL 777

I've only been on 1 777 round trip and it was on UAL LAX-LHR/LHR-LAX about a year ago. I honestly don't understand the hype of the 777. I'm sorry, but I don't. The flight was nice, on time, the plane was clean and comfortable. However I would have felt no difference if I was on a 747 or 767. The plane I flew on to LHR had PTVs but the map didn't work, I wasn't too happy about that. Going back from LHR it didn't even have PTVs! Oh well, I brought some good books, so all was ok.

Well, I actually might have to take back what I said about the plane. The seat was comfy as it was the first time I remember ever really sleeping for longer than an hour on a plane. I never sleep, but going back to LAX I was out for 6 hours or so, it was great! Going to LHR I was up the whole time.

I normally don't fly UA, however everyone else was booked when I wanted to go. I have no problem with UA but I just don't fly UA a lot. However living on the west coast its hard not to. So I have. I'm not a fan of UA trying to make LAX into a 'hub'. LAX isn't a hub and that is what is so great about it. I like it to be a diverse airport with low fares to many non stop destinations world wide.

Oh, and welcome UAL_777_FO

-J

how 'bout....FLY DC JETS


25 B737-700 : I LOVE THAT AIRPLANE ! I just got back from my first 777-200IGW roundtrip (AF to EZE) and it was great. The 3-3-3 configuration as well as the PTVs a
26 The777Man : Welcome UAL_777_FO!!! I really like the 777 and as you can see in my userprofile, I have flown on a lot of 777 carriers. I have not flown on SU, MS, C
27 Na : Welcome to airliners.net! Well, my connection with the airline business is mainly through creating advertising ideas (formerly LH, soon QF and BA) so
28 Johnnybgoode : i flew once a 777-200, united from sfo to jfk, excellent plane, excellent flight, excellent service, excellent airline. i´d love to fly the 777 again
29 SQA340 : The Boeing 777 is a wonderful plane beeing it helped designed by UA. I have yet to fly on one to LHR but I fear not because I have heard so many grea
30 TEDSKI : In May of last year I flew on a Delta 777-200ER with 92,000lb thrust RR Trent 892s from MCO to ATL. Loved how roomy the aircraft was and how powerful
31 Post contains images RayChuang : One thing I've noticed about the 777-200ER is the fact these planes don't have very long takeoff runs even when fully loaded. I've seen UA 772ER's use
32 Mriihi : Hi Once flew on AF 777 and twice on AF A340. The one time in 777 was fine, although I have to say that the level of noice inside the cabin was quite h
33 SashA : Flying on one of B-777s is on my wishlist. I'd also like to ride A330 and compare the two...
34 KonaB777 : I was watching a documentary on the 777 on Discovery Channel a while back, & they featured an AA flight from DFW-LGW. The captain said it has the ride
35 Post contains images UAL_777_FO : It is just wonderful to see so many kind words about me, my airline, and my plane. *Mriihi - I've heard that in the '340 it is consistantly quiet. In
36 Boeing747-400 : Wow, 767-300, 777-200, and 747-400. All are just great aircraft! However, one thing has saddened me over the past months about UAL, the retiring of th
37 Frozensun : hey everyone... well i just flew my first roundtrip on a 777 not long ago... AA 153/154 ORD-NRT-ORD on my way home to SIN for christmas. well i must s
38 ILUV767 : UA 777 F.O. welcome to airliners.net! I've grown up as a United brat, and I love the 777, as well as the 767. I want to make a correction to one of yo
39 Post contains images RayChuang : UA_777_FO, Actually, I have read in FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL that Airbus is completely redesigning the interior of the A340-500/600 models so it has more
40 TEDSKI : The 777 with just two engines has more power combined over 180,000lbs thrust, than the four engine CFM56-5 powered A340-200/300 with just 136,000lbs t
41 Desmidus : I agree that both the a346 and 773 both look silly..."spaghetti planes." But, it's bound to get interesting when the a345 comes out, with the RR Trent
42 TEDSKI : I wish that Boeing didn't get into this exclusive engine deal with GE on the new 777-200LR & 300ER models so that RR and P&W can market their engines
43 Fly-By-Pilot : 10% more efficient than the A340-300!!! I have said it many times before and I will say it again, the 777 is the best plane in the world.
44 Brett80211 : Well, I was on a flight from ORD-DEN, I picked the flight 2 months in advance just so I coul fly the Triple 7..Well come to find out my aircraft was c
45 OA269 : I'm not going to continue a topic like 777 vs 340 because it's obvious that all americans in this topic will support the 777 till death.So I will only
46 Post contains images Hamlet69 : OA269, Let me start off by saying I am not attacking your opinion. Everyone on this forum has the right to his/her own opinion, whether they like/disl
47 Mac100 : I have been on UA (CHI-FRA) and BA (BOS-LHR) 777s, they are absolutely fabulous planes. Everything feels just right on these planes, my favorite ride
48 Post contains images UAL_777_FO : Let me clear up something - I was trying to say that UAL's 777's are 10% more efficient than A340-300's would be in the UAL fleet. But the 777 is 25 i
49 ILUV767 : They would of changed it to a different series such as create the 21XX series. N777UA is 2077, it always has been, and if they were to change it, it w
50 Hamlet69 : UAL_777_FO, Thanks for clearing that up. In August I'll be flying SEA-FRA, through either DEN or ORD. When I know more (when, flight #, etc.), I'll le
51 DC-9CAPT : Hey FO, I'm starting class on the 21st. My SSN begins with a "1". Hopefully I'll get into the right seat (although sitting sideways wouldn't be all th
52 Flyf15 : Hi guys...seems as if my post was deleted. I'll sum it up, there are some blatant errors in UA_777_FO's posts, and amongst other things, cause me to b
53 OO-AOG : I flew the triple 7 a couple of times from the domestic japanese 777-300 to the transatlantic 777-200. I really love this plane but as a passenger, I
54 HA_DC9 : My last 777 flight was a UA 777 from SFO-HNL last month. Great to see that UA is flying the plane to HNL now that the DC-10's are gone. I love the pow
55 DC-9CAPT : Methinks Timobear has risen like a Phoenix. First of all, the original post is absolutely insipid. Here are some more insipid responses: "*Mriihi - I'
56 VivaGunners : The 777 is JUST FANTASTIC !!!!!!!! Absolutely the best , and UAL ones are my favourite with CX 777-300s. Will UAL buy the -300 series in the future ?
57 Deltaflyertoo : UAL 777 FO I have a question for you. I have flown UAL 777s many times. I have noticed that on landing, the pilot never used the thrust reversers, so
58 DeltaSFO : LOL, DC9-CAPT.... I had my doubts even after he answered my questions. It's a shame people do this, it drives away real pilots. So you're part of the
59 JumboClassic : >*DeltaSFO - The last 777 I flew was on a trip (got back Jan. 12, 2001) from Washington to London (although I am live in Denver, I am based in Washing
60 UA752 : Awesome DC-9CAPT!!! Im glad that we have someone as knowlegeable around to weed out such fakes as Timobear/UAL_777_FO. UAL_777_FO is a pathetic shitli
61 ILUV767 : I dont belive that 2074 is an ER model. The ER models are the 24 series, 25 Domestic series. If the 20XX series gets the sleeper seats, they will get
62 Deltaflyertoo : I was wondering why he kept thanking everyone for such kind comments on his airline. If I were a F/O on a UAL 777 flying to Europe, I wouldn't give a
63 Desmidus : Are they used to assign pilots to planes or something? It's been brought up in the thread a few times and I'm curious.
64 ILUV767 : I want to make a correction to my last post. The 20XX series that are the non-er versions that are getting the sleeper seats will be the 21XX series.
65 Post contains images QantasA330 : Well, I took one look at this post and said "THERE IS NO WAY THIS GUY IS A UAL PILOT!" ***If you flew the 777 for UAL on International Routes would yo
66 XFSUgimpLB41X : I unfortunately have never been on a 777 (i have seen more than a few of them at Denver though). I think they are beautiful aircraft and would be quit
67 Post contains images QantasA330 : Hey, DC-9CAPT - would you explain how you went about UAL - What the hack is an SS#???? what do they do and mean??? What are you going to start on....
68 CVG777 : I recently flew on the 777 on an Air France flight from Atlanta to CDG. It is definetly one of the best aircraft I have ever been on. Most of the flig
69 Post contains images Desmidus : Wait till the A340 gets it's RR Trents
70 Roberson : The 777 is the coolest airliner I have ever flown on. I flew on it about six years ago on the way to Williamsburg when it was pretty new in the UA fle
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