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Overhead Compartment Of The B777  
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Hey everyone,

My friend told me he had read somewhere that the B777's overhead compartment, where you put your hand lugguage, can be closed with just pushing it up by a bit, the hydraulics will push it up and lock itself. Those who have flew the B777s, is it true? I personally flew the B777 4 times but haven't noticed anything like that except for the toilet cover.



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User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1032 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Yes it's correct. I noticed it on all of my B777 flights starting last year. In fact, all you have to do is push it a little and up it will go by itself. Cool!

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

I was also told that the lavatory flushes automatically every now and then, and that the toilet cover is equipped with a damper that eliminates the tell tale irritating sound of it smashing down on the lav bowl. Can anyone please confirm?

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

LMML that is correct, the toilet seat cover is hydraulically controlled so that they would not slam.

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User currently onlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

The overhead bins contain some kind of sensor that detects just how heavy all the articles in the bin are, and then adjusts the amount of countertension accordingly. That's why it's still easy to stow into the ceiling even when it's fully loaded, but doesn't slam shut when it's empty. Cool.

Boeing put alot of care into the bins. In addition to the easy movement, the handles were placed in such a way to be within easy reach of all folks. This was obviously born of the experience on the later DC-10s and especially L-1011s with the center bins. If you were not tall, they were impossible to reach from the aisle.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

The 777 interior is the most intelligently concieved interior flying right now. It looks and feels spacious, and the overhead bins, while seeming to go flush with the wall, are surprisingly large. I've never been on a 777 where I saw people have trouble putting all their stuff. The latest 767s also have the same interior.


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Thanks everyone for the help. I do hope the B744ER will have this kind of interiors  Smile

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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3147 times:

The lavatory's door has anti-slam design. That's what I heard. But I never know that hand-bag bins and toilet covers also have such design. Kool.

r panda
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User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3142 times:

yupperz. Boeing calls it "Power Assist". pretty cool.

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User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

The interior architecture of the Boeing 777 is one of the most pleasing of any airliner I have flown . . . and the way the baggage compartments retract into the roof is wonderful.

This gives passengers a great sense of roominess, maybe it is also the lighting but I absolutely love flying on the B777 (but not those with 10 seats abreast).

A great achievement by Boeing!

KC Sim

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3119 times:


i am a flight attendant and mostly work on the 777's, this is true.. and this is one of the things that i like about the b777

User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 873 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Gotta miss those DC-10's put something in the massive center bins just a little wrong and the damn thing would fly back up.....The little things that are no more....The 777 Rocks, auto everything, well except at United, still Old Skewl Saftey Demos...Ry

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