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First Flight On A 777  
User currently offlineSpeedbirdUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

I have just returned from a trip to Atlanta, having flown from Gatwick to Atlanta direct with British Airways. It was an unforgettable flight for two reasons. Firstly I was upgraded to Business Class (there were only six of us there)! and secondly I was allowed up to the flight deck where I remained for about half an hour during our flight across the Atlantic and was invited up again for landing!
The 777 has always been my favourite aircraft and this was the first opportunity to fly on one. The takeoff was very powerful, the two G90 engines taking us up fast and steep with hardly a tremor.The flight deck was magnificent! It was spacious, had excellent panoramic views and the flight instruments (all glass) were very clear and attractively laid out. The Captain gave me a brief overview of the instruments and was full of praise for the wealth of information at his disposal and the awesome capabilities of Boeing's best offering to commercial aviation to date!
There were three other aircraft flying across the Atlantic nearby us; a United 777, a United 767 and an Air France A340. We were flying at 39,000 feet and had a superb view of all three. I was amazed at the speed at which they were moving!
When I was escorted to the cockpit about 200 miles from Atlanta I was told that the weather at Hartsfield had deteriorated rapidly and visibility was very poor. To be present as the Captain and his crew discussed all their options whilst keeping a close eye on weather updates was fantastic. In the end we went for the landing and only saw the runway when we were virtually on top of it! This is where the 777 really came into its own, taking us in smoothly and safely. What an experience! I would like to pay tribute to that great aircraft, to Boeing and to all the British Airways crew who were superb and made me really proud to be "flying the flag".
Anymore 777 enthusiasts out there?

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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Come on, just about everyone is!

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Hey, everyone knows the Seventh Wonder is the holy grail of all airliners!!!

All hail to the Magnificent Sevens!!


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Hear, hear!

DeltaSFO
Future 777 Captain,
Delta Air Lines



It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2004 times:


I love the 777.
My favorite.

B737-700


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

I agree, it really is "Beyond your imagination!!"

Cheers
mikey


User currently offlineSkybutt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Looks like i need to book myself on a 777 trip!!

User currently offlineClint 747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

I took my first run on a 777 from Seoul to Manila on Korean air, and I have to agree, it's a sweet ride. But the question that I have is that is it normal for the 777 to keep the nose up at a 20-30 deg angle on desent? that nose didn't drop until the nose landed on the runway. Kind of feaky to be desending 2000ft/min wiht the nose up at 20K ft and 400mph. Is that normal? Other than that, nothing but paise for Boeings latest new commercial offering.

User currently offlineVentNut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Hey, flying Economy on DL 777 Transatlantic?
No chance of an up-grade?
Long legs?
Go for seat 46J
It's behind the bulk-head and gives you Business Class leg room and a pop-up video!


User currently offlineBrett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I really really want to fly a 777, I had booked a flight to fly on one recently from ORD to DEN but it was Changed to a 757!!!I was very sad,,Is it possible to get a ORD-DEN flight on a 777???for my next flight in June

User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

I fell in love with the 777 the first time I got on it,partly because I was upgraded and it was a 777-312 of SIA!!




GUNDU


User currently offlineLXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Hi Brett
UA 245 is normally 777 from CHI to DEN but as is
common ac could change
UA 245 0805/0935


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Still waiting for that elusive 777 flight-my parents were on BA 777 in Biz Class PHL-LHR and they loved it...

Greg



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User currently onlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

I've been busy putting together my trip for the year and at the present moment I will have three sectors with the 777. These will be my first and at this time all are -300s. Can hardly wait till July.


I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

My first 777 flight was a ANA 777-300. Very nice ride, and very longggg plane.  Big grin
I love the 777, my third favorite airplane.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

I REALLY want to fly on one sometime. Of course, being 14, it could be awhile before I do. I'm hoping when I finally get a job as a pilot and once I get the seniority I'll have a spot flying 777s. Hopefully for Delta. I know I'll start out on smaller planes, but I know the 777's "front office" is where I want to be once I've gotten the experience. The 777 is tied with the 737 for my favorite plane spot.  Smile It's hard for me to make a decision.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

I have flown on the 777 twice, both on BA PHL-LHR-PHL in Club World. Excellent service on a magnificent aircraft. For those who have flown BA before, it is nice to be able to "raid the larder" anytime over the Atlantic.

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

I hope AirNZ choose the 777 for there Fleet Replacements!!

Cheers
mikey
All shall be revealed in March!


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