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What Is It Like Riding In A B777-300?  
User currently offlineDre777300x From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3216 times:


Can anyone who has been inside a B777-300, tell me how it was like etc.I am interested to know the feeling of the interior and the actual plane ride itself.Was it spacious and did it seem very long and wide?More so than a B747-400? And would there be any B777s coming to Vancouver, BC? I cannot seem to spot any at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), but I am hoping for the day I will see one.And also, has anyone been up close to a B777-300 or taken a picture of it?Is its large width noticable? I would imagine its two huge engines would be!

Thankyou =)


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Is it even out yet?

I thought only 772s are out.

Maybe Cathay or someone will buy it and will have mx stops in YVR

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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

I've been on a domestic 773 in Japan once. This bird is really huge inside, especially in the Y section. Even if the plane looks great, I don't really like it as a passenger.

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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

PanAm747, the 773 has been out for a few years now, I don't know how long exactly though. JAL, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, ANA, Korean Airlines, Thai, and Emirates operate it. I don't know if there are any others.

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

I've flown heaps on TG's 773.. it's got more space around the ceiling/head area due to the curved design.

It was pleasant enough, but really just like any other plane.

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

I changed planes at ICN (Seoul) on Korean air from a 744 to a 773. The 777-300 is LOOOOOOOOOOONG. It didn't feel any different than the 772's that I have flown on on American and United. But, I was seated in economy class, and I was WAY ahead of the engines, which is not so easy to do in a 772. Take off was powerful and the ride very smooth as we headed for PEK.


User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Seeing how you're so interested in the 777-300 and how it compares to the 747, here's some quick reference for you with relevance to your question.

747- interior cabin width = 20'
overall length = 231'

773- interior cabin width = 19' 3"
overall length = 242'

User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

I flew on an SQ 777-300 from Penang to Singapore once. I remember looking down the cabin and thinking the aircraft really was incredibly long. I would say it definitely looks longer than a 747 inside (externally it's 3m longer than a 747).

On the short flight from Penang on a short runway the take-off performance was truly awesome (Trent 800 power).

The 777-300 is my favourite aircraft to fly on.

User currently offlineAmo757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

what airlines fly the 773 to LHR, and what destinations do they serve?

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8082 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2988 times:

Emirates to Dubai I think is the only one from LHR.
773 are used for intra asian & regional flights by the asian airlines that operate them

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2827 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2983 times:

When the captain tells you the time you have to set your watch an hour in the other direction anyway 'cause he's in another time zone.

User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2974 times:

Flew on a SQ B773 flight from Singapore to Hong Kong on SQ868 Last August and would say that the feeling is really different comparing with the B747s.Well it wasn't as noisy as the B744s though (Probably because seated in seat 3C) and slept all through the flight without taking my meal!

Overall it was a wonderful flight!But comparing wth the B772s that i've taken twice (Hong Kong to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Singapore) and it seems that the B772s are even better and makes me feel very cosy inside!

Best Regards

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2964 times:

I haven't been on one but I would say it's like flying a stretched 777-200  Smile

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

It is a wonderful experience. If you are in F or J class, you can really feel the power of the engines as you lift up.

It is terribly long and I remember making my way from the F cabin to the Y cabin.It took me ages.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Been on the B777-300 twice. When you are inside, you really feel that the B777-300 is way longer and wider than the B744, but in fact it is only about 10 feet and it is narrower than the B744. It is really a nice experience and comparing it to the B777-200s I have flew on, I prefer to fly the B777-300 more. It rotates more gently than other planes.

But well, personally, nothing beats the B744.  Smile Not the most popular plane here but nevertheless...


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User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

I flew twice on the 777-300, once from London Heathrow to Dubai, and another time from Karachi to Dubai.
It's a lovely plane, and just as everyone else said, the cabin is LONNNNNNNNG. Also because they in general tend to be newer than the 777-200s, their cabins are nicer and more modern.

However, contraryto everyone else's comments, I did NOT find the take-off power as impressive as the 777-200. Presumably because it is a heavier aircraft,on both flights we used up almost the entire runway, and climb out was sluggish.

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

As for YVR, no triple 7's operate scheduled service. I think Singapore Airlines thought about doing so, but it hasn't happened yet. Until that day its just 747's, A340's and 763's for the long range planes. But hey, AC has a 346 on order and that will probably operate out of YVR.

hope that helps

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

I flew on an Emirates 777-300 from Dubai to Bangkok. Its one hell of a huge plane, I remember walking down the airbridge at DXB and tried to get a glimpse of the rear of the aircraft but it was so far down I couldn't see it! The cockpit looks huge too, same as the 777-200 I presume. The cabin is very long, as everyone has said, and the moulded ceiling makes the cabin feel very spacious, the overhead bins don't dominate the cabin.

When we took off the take-off roll seemed to go on for ever, and I really felt the power of the engines. My flight was full and add to that the configuration Emirates uses on their 777's of 3-4-3 and the 777-300 sure carries a hell of alot of passengers!

In my experience i'd say the -300 was better than the -200. flew EK 777-200 from Singapore to Dubai and the aircraft was showing alot of wear and tear, plus it had a Navigation failure en-route from MEL to SIN so we had a 15 hour delay! Still, once your in either type 777 you could be in any widebody Boeing I suppose.

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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2919 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
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Are there any issues with dutch roll in the 773s? I remember hearing that there were some teething problems with the 772s where dutch roll was concerned...

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