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BA 777 What To Expect?  
User currently offlineSpeedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

I am travelling in July on a British Airways 777 aircraft to Boston, and I'd like to know how exactly the 777 is like to fly in as a pax, (not food or comfort wise) but aircraft capabilities on landing and takeoff (engine start noise) etc.
Thanks

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User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

hi,

do you want it in detail or just in brief?

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

P.S. Where you flying FROM?


User currently offlineViscount From Gibraltar, joined Dec 1999, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

It's great! Good power at take off and very quiet with the most graceful landing since the VC10. Enjoy!

User currently offlineSwiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

The Boeing 777 is such a great airplane. You will love the spacious interior and the start as well the landing. The start is just great. I love this plane very much, but I have only flown on AA and Malaysian Airlines, never with BA, but anyway the airplane is just great.
Greetings
Mike


User currently offlineSpeedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

I'm flying to Boston, there is a 747-400 leaving LHR to Boston as well, does the 747-400 really thrill more? I heard that on the 777 the reverse thrust is very quiet, this disappoints me I think. Can anyone say the 747-400 is has a loud reverse thrust?

User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

February this year i went LGW-ANU (Antigua). The runway there is very short and as soon as we put the main gear on the ground, the a/c was put into reverse. The GE90s performed very well and we came to a stop pretty soon after. The return leg was different, we took off at midnight and we were on an a/c that had slightly less thrust but it still felt a rocket! Whats the flight number?

Some pics i found of the a/c:

O/B G-VIIP
Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Chris Sheldon



I/B G-VIIO
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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Paul Dopson



I'll make the photos i took before the flight look better and then i'll try and upload them to a.net!

Have a nice time,

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSpeedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Flight Number: BA213 to Boston I think....
Some people say the reverse is very quiet, is it louder than a 747-400's?


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Well, I unexpectedly ended up on a BA 777 earlier this year, G-YMMH when flying LHR-Chicago (I was hoping to fly LHR-San Francisco!!)

Any way, it was the finest airliner I have ever been in, so hope thats a good enough vote of confidence.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/3801/



L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Speedbird744,

Whats the date you are flying?

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineRendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Yes the 777 is quiet. I've flown on Thai 773 from Auckland - Sydney (lots of power from the Trents on takeoff because the plane was light - 3 hour flight). I found the landing quiet (after one missed approach), the reverse sound seems less noisy than other planes I've flown (including 747).

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1927 times:


Hi!

I'm still waiting to confirm my flight from LHR to YYZ with the BA 777, that reminds me that in 1998 I flew from LHR to BOS with BA, but.... at that time I still got the good old BA 747-200 Classic with RR engines, can you imagine, in 3 years and this plane is gonne, nostaligic moments indeed, registration of that great moment? Here it goes:

1998/08/02 - 747-200 - G-BDXF ( old livery )
Movie - Lost in Space
Menu - Great!!! Salmon, ice cream and sandwishs just before we landed!!!

The landing path to Boston was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! After we landed we just parked side-by-side with a Swissair 747-300.... yes they're gonne too, really nostalgic moments now!!!
regards


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