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Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy  
User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 405 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Date: 16-17 August 2007
Flight: YYZ-LHR
Airline/flight no.: Air Canada AC856
Aircraft: Boeing 777-333/ER
Reg: C-FITW
Schedule: 18:40 – 06:25+1 (local)
ATD/ATA: 18:44 – 06:27+1 (local)
Seat: 24K


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Arrival at YYZ’s Terminal 1
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Check-in desk in section K for London flights

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Overview of US and domestic section of T1 after passing though security
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T1 International departure lounge and shops
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Terminal 1 International departures
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Lufthansa A340-600 D-AIHK LH471 to Frankfurt, I flew on this a/c a few months back MUC-PVG
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Gate 173, my plane for London – B777-333ER C-FITW, still being prepared for the flight
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Seating area at gate 173
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Boarding AC856, boarding began with Executive First and pax with children, followed by economy pac from the rear of the aircraft. I had seat 24K meaning I was the last group to be called for boarding.
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My seat for the next 7hrs …wishing it could be longer!

View from my seat, another AC 773ER, this one is going to Paris.
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Push-back at 18:44, only 4 mins behind schedule
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Taxiing to runway 23, passing by AC 767-300ER, this one is bound for Munich
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and an AC A340-300 in Star Alliance colours at the domestic pier
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YYZ terminal 3 is A310 heaven, 3 of them here, 2x Air Transat, 1x SATA
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...passing by Terminal 3
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…passing by an ELAL 767-200ER parked by the Air Canada hangers. This arrives as flight LY103 from TLV at 06:20 and doesn’t depart again until 21:40 as LY104 back to TLV.
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…2 Air Canada ERJ-190s
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…some nice classics here – DHL DC-8-73F N806DH, Flair 727-281(Adv)F C-FLHJ
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Lineup for runway 23 departure
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Looking back the way we came
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DHL DC-8-73F N806DH
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Lining up on runway 23
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Video of the departure

Banking to fly North-Easterly shortly after take-off to head out for the trans-Atlantic flight
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View of the YYZ
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Downtown Toronto in the distance, just behind the wing
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Climbing out over the outskirts of Toronto
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The IFE has started! Nice system however a bit slow and quite a few things didn’t work yet. Most unfortunately the map was not working. The games also didn’t work and nor did the USB port next to the screen. They did have a good program about their XM (Xtreme Makeover) project, and showed how an A320 was gutted out and refitted with the new interior.
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Dinner – choice of Beef lasagne and Lemon chicken, I chose the chicken.
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View of the cabin from my seat (24K), this is the first cabin of economy class, the smallest one.
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The sun is setting behind us as we make our way Eastwards
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The lavatory, nothing special really, quite spacious though

Some cabin shots
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Nice lighting on the 77W, it cycles green, blue, lilac, pink
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An hour before landing breakfast arrives
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My seat – 24K, seat J in the middle was empty creating a nice storage space.

Sunrise as we approach London, some views from my seat
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Nice reflection on the engine
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Descending into London
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Nice view of the Thames, looking towards the Thames estury
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Passing over central London and London Eye
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On finals to LHR
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Video of the landing
Passing LHRs new control tower

T3 at 06:26, this isn’t JFK or DFW is it?
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Arriving at Terminal 3 gate 29. On-blocks at 06:27, only 2 minutes behind schedule.
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Passing though the Executive First cabin getting off the plane. These seats actually look quite narrow and would really cause a neck-ache if you wanted to look out the window …maybe I’m just jealous I didn’t get to sit there.
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Quick visit to the cockpit, complete with EFB, very nice
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That’s AC856 complete, will be back on its way to Canada in a few hours.
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The end

30 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice report, and great pictures too!

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi!

Very nice report on AC brand new 773ER. I feel that AC product is very nice on Economy! The plane looks awesome and the seats look very nice too. Regarding the IFE, did you have a command or was it touch-screen type? The meals also look tasty and with good quality.
I was very surprised to see how YYZ changed....last time I was there was in November 2003 and surely this airport looks really nice indeed.
I hope to return to Canada next year and if that happens I try to find a way to fly with AC.
Thanks for sharing your report.
regards


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27027 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice TR and pics. AC 777-300ER deffo looks like a nice machine.

Thanks for sharing

OA260


User currently offlineCytz_pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic pictures! Thank you for sharing.

The interior lighting that changes color seems like it would be a bit strange & distracting although interesting. I would love to fly in one of the new AC 777's, but I'll have to settle for just getting a good photo of one when I visit family in Toronto next month.

Take care,
Chris


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very very nice report. I loves the pictures. I love that interior lighting. Them 777s hella sexy birds. Big grin

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineTreeHillRavens From Malaysia, joined Jun 2007, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice report. Love the pictures.

User currently offlineGenius12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very good pictures, and a nice trip report. Having just had a pretty poor experience on one of AC's A333s in Executive First, your Economy flight looks appealing on the 77W!

User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

It seems that their Y product is quite good. Great pictures.

User currently offlineMatt727 From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 307 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Great TR!

The new AC 77W seem to be really nice  Smile


User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

CV990,
The IFE was a touch screen AVOD system, it had around 28 movies, I think about 4 in each category: Hollywood, Classics, AvantGarde, World, French and Canadian plus many other programs and a good selection of music albums and radio channels to listen to.
Another good thing about ACs new IFE system is that there are no IFE boxes under the seats reducing legroom, its all hidden under the floor.

The IFE on the non XMed 767-300ER I flew LHR-YYZ with was still using the projector screen, showing 2 movies and no map, so this is a BIG improvement.

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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Very good trip report and pictures!!! Those different color lighting effects in the cabin look really cool.


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User currently offlineBoeing77W From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Great TR, some excellent photos. Hoping to fly with AC on the 777 next year, looking forward to it!

Quoting 22886 (Thread starter):
Nice system however a bit slow and quite a few things didn’t work yet. Most unfortunately the map was not working. The games also didn’t work and nor did the USB port next to the screen.

It seems that this has been a problem with many of the 777 for AC since delivery. Are they just teething problems or a more serious problem with the system?


User currently offlineCytz_pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Boeing77W (Reply 12):
It seems that this has been a problem with many of the 777 for AC since delivery. Are they just teething problems or a more serious problem with the system?

I wonder if they do not work as opposed to just not being offered. I flew in 2 AC E175's last winter with the same AVOD system and those options did not work then either. I heard through an A.net forum that the map/games were planned for future expansion of the system.

As for the USB port, no idea - I didn't have anything to plug into it.


User currently onlineLentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Shame about the bandwith exceeded messages, hopefully I'll get to see the pictures soon.

User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

sorry about some of the photos not showing, sorting out the bandwith problem at the moment so pics should be back up within the next few days.

User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The bandwidth problem has been sorted out, photos are back up! Again, I hope you enjoy the TR and photos, comments are always welcome. thanks

Vin


User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

This is one of my favorite TR's in this website and therefore, I'm starring it so I can go over it several times! I want to fly AC!


Alba gu bràth
User currently offlineLaxAgent From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Whoa this is the best trip report every, just how I like them; more pictures and less words making you feel part of the experience. Hopefully we get these birds in LAX so it could go to SYD whenever that is approved. I could just imagine boarding this flight. I was sad when the company retired the 747 but the 777 look better.


LAX
User currently offlineAC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 535 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting 22886 (Thread starter):
Passing though the Executive First cabin getting off the plane. These seats actually look quite narrow and would really cause a neck-ache if you wanted to look out the window …maybe I’m just jealous I didn’t get to sit there.

You do not exaggerate the window viewing situation.

I was lucky enough to tour C-FITL when it was delivered to AC in YUL some months ago. I gave the new executive first seat a good test drive and my only complaint was the lack of window viewing. Not only is the seat angled away from the window, the seat assembly incorporates a 'wall' that serves to block the window almost entirely. When sitting fully upright, window viewing is very difficult, requires an unnatural posture, and is largely obstructed. In a reclined position the view is a bit less obstructed but not enough to really enjoy ... and it still requires an unnatural posture.

I fully realize most people who fly in this class couldn't care less, but I thought I'd mention it.


User currently offlineSpdBrdConcorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Awesome pics....What camera and settings if i may ask??

User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I used a KonicaMinolta 5D and a Sony W70 for these photos. To be honest the P setting was used for most of the pics, used manual exposure settings for the cabin shots.

User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 781 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Really great report, love all the pics. A lot better than the last time I flew AC on an ancient 767. Well done again


Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1435 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic shots!!! Great report. I loved it. I can't wait to fly it this winter from YYC-LHR (if they still keep it on that route).

How was your trip ?

Regards,

Vio
Calgary, Canada



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User currently offlineACFA From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

If you want to look at the window in Executive First (XM), the best thing to do is to select a middle seat, and you can view multiple windows at once without turning your head. It feels very strange watching the takeoff go sideways.

Despite the mixed reviews I've heard, I found them to be very comfortable.


25 787onfinal : Great Pictures!!! Nice reoport!!!
26 BA319-131 : Nice report, liked the pictures, good job! I like the new seat fabric colours, a vast improvement over that nasty green colour they used in the past.
27 IliriBDL : What are the loads like to non-rev during August and September for example, thats when I get the benefits for ZED fares.
28 PKflyer : Very nice trip report. The pictures were great. Thanks a lot for sharing. The seats look nice and comfy aswell. Kind Regards Arslaan
29 InbarD : Excellent Trip report. The amount of pics make it really good. Thanks for sharing.
30 5YKQW : really great report. Beautiful aircraft internally and externally. U were lucky to get the cockpit picture also.
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