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First Trip On A 777!  
User currently offlineChicago757 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8817 times:

Yesterday was my first time ever on a 777! I was aboard UA 244 heavy from DEN - ORD. I flew from SAN to DEN returing home to Chicago, but booked the connection flight just to get on that thing. What a machine. Smooth landing and everything! Oh and...props to United for Channel 9 on the headset. What an excellent feature to have to be able to listen to ATC. Every airline should do that if they have the armrest headsets....don't you agree!! Take care everyone.

Kevin


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8794 times:

I remember listening to CH 9 overflying ORD - frightened the s**t outta me Sad


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8789 times:

My first flight on a 777 was BAH/DXB on EK, only a 40 minute flight so just about enough time to read the newspaper, quaff your drink and swallow down your samosa  Smile


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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8774 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
I remember listening to CH 9 overflying ORD - frightened the s**t outta me

Hehe, Why?

-Sam



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8766 times:

I've never heard ATC guys talking so fast or handling so many flights, I looked out of the window and there were planes wizzing everywhere below us Sad


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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8740 times:

Heh, my first flight on a 777 was with UA too... IAD-DEN

Next 777 flight was also on UA, but this time IAD-LAX in C...  Smile


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8298 times:

My first 777 flight was on BA TPA-LGW. We were up front in row 1 C&D (the 2 middle seats up in 1st class in the 1st row). I remember being AMAZED at how quiet this plane was! It barely made any noise up front! Incredible machine indeed Big grin

SWA TPA



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8137 times:

My first flight on a 777 was about 3 months ago on SQ282, a 772 from AKL-SIN. Smooth flight but I have to say I still prefer the 744 Big grin

User currently offlineAmericanB763ER From Luxembourg, joined Sep 2005, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7887 times:

I have completed my first 777 - flight a month ago (AA79 LGW - DFW) sitting in 21J - right above the wing. Just loved the sound of those RR's.



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7865 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 7):
Smooth flight but I have to say I still prefer the 744

744 rocks in F/C especially. Been on gazillions of 777s, and IMHO they are rather loud in front of the engines.



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7866 times:

Hi!

I flew 777 from AMS to KIX on late April with KL and I was very pleased with the flight! I think the 777 is a great airplane, confortable and with KL I also enjoyed the IFE and the amazing crew we had!
But if for some of you the 744 rocks.... well the MD11 is rock-and-roll!!!!
Regards


User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7747 times:
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I have only flown the 777 twice.

First time was Air France IAD-CDG and return on a trip to Israel in 1999. Very nice plane and great service.

Second time was on British Airways IAD-LHR and return on my second trip to Israel in 2004. Kudos to BA, as the flight was quite nice.

I had hoped to fly the ANA 777 from IAD-NRT and return, but ended up getting booked on United through SFO and ORD on 744s.

I can't decide whether I like the 777 or 744 better. It seems you have more space in coach in a 747, despite the increased number of seats across, largely due to the virtually vertical sidewalls and high ceilings. However, the cabin architecture and PTVs have their definite advantages.

TranStar


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1137 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7697 times:

I was very lucky, my first flight on a 777 was on UA IAD-ORD on day one of passenger service by any airline. The very first flight was LHR-IAD but ours was the first US departure and domestic flight, got a nice certificate from UA and ceremonies at both ends. At IAD about 2 hours before departure the aircraft was available for tours, even had displays on the ramp. A great experience I believe in 1994. I have since flown about 5 other 777 flights on UA plus BA,DL,and SQ !

The highlight of my 777 experiences and always will be was making the run out to SEA to watch/take video/experience the maiden flight at PAE, of Boeing 7771 heavy, what a great experience seeing the first takeoff, landing, and even listening on the scanner on the Boeing freq hearing the crew, chase plane, and ground crew go thru things like raising the gear for the first time, just amazing and unforgettable !

Regards

LGA777


User currently offlineJN744 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7568 times:

My first flight on the 772 was between DFW-LGW. I remember it like yesterday. The 777 is by far my favorite plan and I was just amazed with the "flight map"

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8426 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7545 times:
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My first 777 flight was with UA from LHR>EWR many moons ago...........

Whilst it is a superb machine, as Lari (Lufthansa747) said, ahead of the engines she is a noisy bird, for that reason I prefer the A330 & A340, from a pax point of view they are far quieter.

Glad you enjoyed the flight though.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7493 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 7):
Smooth flight but I have to say I still prefer the 744

Same here.

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 9):
744 rocks in F/C especially. Been on gazillions of 777s, and IMHO they are rather loud in front of the engines.

I don't fly F/C, but I agree that the 747 is preferable to the 777 for noise in coach as well.



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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 857 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7437 times:

i have enjoyed my B772 flights. have been on UAL ORD-LAX and DAL ATL-LAX and both were quite nice. gotta love those seatback screens in coach!


chris



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User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
ahead of the engines she is a noisy bird, for that reason I prefer the A330 & A340, from a pax point of view they are far quieter.

I second that.

Furthermore in Eco, the 2-4-2 config of Airbusses is far superior to the 3-3-3 config of the 777.



Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Quoting TGV (Reply 17):
3-3-3 config of the 777.

2-5-2 on AA/UA CO/DL follow the 3-3-3 though, TMK.



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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7087 times:

My first 777 flight was on Air France ATL-CDG. While I did think the plane was great I have to say it was the most uncomfortable flight of my life. I never before been so cramped in a plane.

I did find the 747-400 to be much roomier when I flew on it for the first time to Auckland back in June.

Adam


User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 645 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7011 times:

Mt first 777 ride was with AA BOS-LHR Business Class about 4 years ago in with Winter. Along with a CDG bound AA flight we were the only AA flights to Lleave BOS due to a heavy snowstorm. Flight was good riding up front as the service was really good due to AA having $$$ back then.

Cheers from BDL,
DeltaGuy767



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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

I've been lucky enough to fly the 777 on the following routes:

ORD-LHR
LHR-SFO
SEA-DEN

all of these flights were on UA. Hopefully I'll get to use the 777 again soon, hopefully next summer on DL.


User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6882 times:

Quoting TranStar (Reply 11):
I can't decide whether I like the 777 or 744 better.

Neither can I. I would try by saying that I love the 747 most as a plane, but I slightly prefer flying on the 777. I have been on a couple of trips that involved switching from one to the other with the same carrier, and the 777 appeared brighter, with more space per passenger. But we're talking about two magnificent planes. No need to decide.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6836 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
I remember listening to CH 9 overflying ORD - frightened the s**t outta me

I remember flying out of ATL on United once and when another pilot wasn't following the order to go to a higher flight level the controller suggested that the pilot pull back on the stick as he (the controller) learned in flight school when the pilot asked how to get to the higher level. I don't remember the airline involved but I laughed and cringed at the same time.

My first trip on a 777 was Delta from ATL to MCO in BizElite. Brand new plane loaded with tourists going to the Mouse House. I remember a little French kid who wouldn't stop screaming at his dad and then punched the stewardess. I wish they would have kicked him off the plane.



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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6768 times:

My first 777 flight was in 2002, CO EWR-TLV.


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25 Austinpowers : My first 777 flight was in late October 2004 on Asiana Airlines from SFO to ICN. One of my all time favorite flights.
26 Post contains images NZ747 : Glad you had a nice flight. My first B777 flight was in December 2003, and since then I have been on seven 777 flights, all with Singapore Airlines. I
27 F27XXX : How does that original posting even remotely qualify as a Trip Report?!??!
28 PIA777 : I love 777 flights. Here is a list of my flights: EK LHR-DBX-KHI in 7/2000 EK KHI-DBX-LHR in 8/2000 AA ORD-DFW in 12/2000 EK KHI-DBX-KHI in 8/2003 (My
29 AirxLiban : More like a statement of trip. Anyway since we're talking about our 777 experiences then my first was on AA, LAX-MIA on 1/1/2003. The second was JFK-
30 MEA-707 : Welcome to airliners.net... Articulate and detailed reports about Iranian 707s or full of original pictures get few visitors and reactions while this
31 KLMCedric : Only two 777 experiences for me to. 2003 UA LAX-IAD-AMS 2004 KL AMS-GRU-AMS Looking forward for more.
32 Post contains images FLLDTW744 : Well I guess I outta share my first 777 experience. I flew the short DEN-SFO flight and I got the crew rest seats! Its not first class but it was defi
33 Post contains images OYRJA : My first B777-236ER flight was a month ago when I flew LGW-ATL on BA 2226. It was a really great flight. I really love the 777's. But my favorite airc
34 Post contains images BMIFlyer : You gotta love the 777. My all time favourite aircraft Thanks, Lee
35 Post contains images BA0284 : My first 777 flight was on G-VIIP from TPA-LGW, then G-VIIO the following year back to TPA. I love the B777, prefer the B747 however I think its easie
36 SA7700 : My first flight on a 777 was on UA too! SFO-DEN-ORD all the way on 777 metal. Both the 777 and 744 have very spots in my heart - therefore I will be o
37 Post contains images GEEZ : My only 777 flights were: Sat 1st Feb 2003: AA131 LHR-JFK on N754AN and Fri 7th Feb 2003: AA100 JFK-LHR, also on N754AN Loved every aspect of it and r
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