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User currently offlineSpeedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3320 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.

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User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3197 times:


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 (15 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3189 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: 3
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3183 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.

User currently offlineSpeedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3166 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 (15 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3141 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:

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Photo © Chris Sheldon

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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 (15 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3126 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, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3109 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.


L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3097 times:


Whats the date you are flying?

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineRendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3080 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 (14 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3064 times:


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!!!

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