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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Please describe your experiences on this aircraft, flying to Europe or from Europe to the USA. I will be seated in
row 33-B on one soon. Just wondering what it is like, since CO is the only airline flying this jet on international flights.


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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I have flown this plane quite a few times already, interior is a lot like the 777's, although Business first is configured 2 - 1 - 2, instead of the 2 - 2 - 2 of the 777. Was a smooth ride etc. The entertainment system is the same as the 777 also. I have only flown Business first on this plane, so I cant comment on the seating etc in the back.

I have flown the 767-400 on :

LGW > EWR 3 times
EWR > LGW 3 times
EWR > GIG once
GIG > EWR once

If you have a specific question, let me know


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

This really belongs in the trip reports forum.

Hey Artsyman!


User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 22 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

I flew Newark-Paris in Novemeber, right after the 767-400ER was put on that route. It must have been not much older than a month old, and you could tell from the interior cleanliness. The 2-3-2 configuration was excellent! It's a good step down from that horrible 2-5-2 on the DC-10s. The entertainment system was great, although I really didn't get a chance to use it because it was a night flight and sorta took a long time to figure out how to use it. Gordon Bethune came on in the beginning with a video about how they're improving Continental's fleet and all about the PTVs. Upon boarding, I noticed that the BusinessFirst passengers sitting in the middle seats seemed to enjoy their position, being that most of them were single bussinessmen. The ride was also relatively quiter than the noisy three engines of the -10. I'd definitely pick the 767-400ER anyday!

Have a nice trip, and it would be great if you could post a report about it in the designated forum! Enjoy the 767-400ER!

User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

I took one just last week, from EWR to CDG (Paris Charles de Gaulle). I was seated 24L. 33 would then be one of the last rows to the rear.

The ride was really smooth, even in the turbulences. Seats are great even if the pitch is pretty small. The PTVs are great too, with a remote controlling audio, video programs and video games (simple games, nothing fascinating).

I have never taken any CO 777 so I cannot compare (I flew on a AF747 and a UA777). But what struck me is that you do not seem to be in a large body plane (like a 747 or a 777). It is more cosy.

You will have a great flight.


User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1601 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 18 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

I am flying on DL's 764 next month. I've heard that they are not as nice as CO's, but anybody have experience? My friend and I will be in 32A and 32B. the flight is from ATL to SLC may 5

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Row 33 is at the beginning of the second coach class zone, about 3 rows back or so. The 764 is an excellent piece of machinery, and the configuration, with the PTV, interior design, comfortable seat, and great Continental staff (as always), it should be an excellent flight. I am running EWR-CDG in a few weeks, hopefully I will get the chance to operate your flight. I take the time to introduce myself to the pax over the PA on most of my flights, if the FA's don't take care of that for me in the beginning. If you are on the flight, just let one of the flight attendants know, I'll see if I can come back and have a chat with you.

If not, have a wonderful trip.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Thanks 777gk. That's very nice of you.


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Sure, not a problem. I think it would be very interesting to have someone from the forum on one of my planes, and would make the routine flight much more enjoyable and not to mention memorable.

I know the odds aren't great that I'll be flying you to CDG, but I'm looking forward to finding out!

User currently offlineCoboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

and maybe I'll be pushing your plane out out so I'll say hi to you on the headset 777gk and then I'll wave to ContinentalEWR through the window..ha ha
Also, when I go to A/C MX I'll have to jumpseat with ya  Big grin

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

and to keep the good Continental flow going.... perhaps I will be non-reving on the flight, while you fly, Coboeing pushes, and Continentalewr watches.

I actually have been on one of your flights, but I cant remember which one, it was a 767-400 flight either from LGW>EWR>GIG

Bye for now


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