Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
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.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2687 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?
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2621 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.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2586 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.
Rydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 868 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2423 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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