Speedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3148 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.
Swiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3011 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.
Speedbird744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2994 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?
HL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2969 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?
Rendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2908 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).
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2892 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!!!