Speedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
I am planning to visit New York this summer, and I presume I will fly on the 777 with BA.
Can anyone tell me what its like to travel on this powerful monster on takeoff?
Are there views of the runway on takeoff and landing displayed on your seat back TV screen?
Do they ever have the safety demo's done by flight attendents anymore?
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3114 times:
I fflew a BA 777 from LHR to IAD back in August. The aircraft was spotless inside and out, in the new four class configuration. Takeoff from LHR was impressive; the huge bird really lept off the runway. No take off/runway views on the PTVs. Service from the crew was top notch. I even had a terrific flight deck visit while en route (but this was a month before 9/11). You should have a good trip!
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Dmjm0817 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3074 times:
BA's service is first rate. I took a BA 777 from ORD-LHR it was great. I used my oneworld pass on BA as all of AA's 777 flights were full. There ecomomy class service is good. BA and AA's 777's are similar but AA has a better coach/economy seating configuration with the 2-5-2 compared to BA's 3-3-3 . Too bad they don't have AA's "More Room Throughout Coach". It really makes a difference, especially on long haul flights when your "riding in the back of the bus".
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3021 times:
Yep, lots of times to the Gulf.
Fortunately I haven't been in Y on these flights, but I can tell you that up-front it is simply "superbe" as the French would say.
The BA a/c have always been pretty damn clean in my experience, and although cabin service can vary, it is mostly consistantly good.
The great thing about BA is that you can be sure what you'll be getting-safe, reliable service to anywhere in the world.
Yes, they should definitely adopt "more room in coach" as AA has done, but I fear this effort has manifested itself in the rather pricey "World Traveller Plus" (usually slightly more than a flexible Economy fare).
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
Well I'll have you know that I've been on a BA 777 over ten times and if there's anyone who knows what's it's like, to be on a BA 777 it would be me. I don't post crap EGGD but this forum is for trip reports and if you can't see that (maybe because you're too young???) it's not my problem! Anyways I guess I'll have to concentrate on FT more, where the people are actually mature...right Jason ?
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2998 times:
Well said Marco. My dad flew on one earlier this year, and I would have been on one in Sept. if those stupid terrorists would have just left us alone- Oh well, I guess they've already been introduced to the other Boeing- Boeing Missile Systems! hehehehehe!!!
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2987 times:
I have flown on BA777-236ER's well over 20-25 times, and i must say thay are wonderful. The World Traveler class, although a bit limited on leg room has the most comfortable seats of any airline i have been on. Others should take note. BA's 777's rule the skys
Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
i took a ba 772 from LHR to BOS last year. i dont think the power at to was that amazing, it allways depend on what the pilot's doing. i think he was a gentle person.
not so gentle was the guy from belgium who took the place besides my girlfriend. i sat close to the window, then my girlfriend and then this guy. you know, 3 4 3 or so. this damn guy had such a bad breath that both of us thought we must puke all the time. the smell even did not disappear during or after dinner (which was excellent). i dont know what was wrong with him. the probability of that happening is much lower in a A33/4.
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 724 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2978 times:
I took one to Jamaica earlier this year.
Take off was fab, very powerful, definitely one of the fastest, so enjoy the view.
My BA 777 was a AML lease plane, configured for 3-4-3 in Traveller which seemed really tight. Fortunately I was in Club World (old style) so didn't have to worry.
Was also miles nicer than the AA 777 I went on to New York in December last year...
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2978 times:
I take it you mean Jason Seiple? Well that doesn't surprise me...
Maybe you should just press the 'suggest deletion' button instead of just posting your thoughts, afterall that is why it is there, isn't it? Surely if they WERE in the wrong forum, all the ones that you have replied to would have been MOVED by now, but obviously you haven't NOTICED that yet.
Speedbird - can you confirm that you will be flying on a BA 777, because it could be either that or a BA 744...
If you are not sure post the flight dates/times and we can find out for you.
Unfortunetely, i haven't flown 10 or 20 times on a BA777 like some people here, so i can't really give my personal opinion. All i can really say is that everyone who i have spoken to who have flown on it have said that the legroom isn't too bad, the entertainment is excellent, the food is ok and the service is average.