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Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Wed Feb 06, 2002 6:51 pm

Hey everyone,

My friend told me he had read somewhere that the B777's overhead compartment, where you put your hand lugguage, can be closed with just pushing it up by a bit, the hydraulics will push it up and lock itself. Those who have flew the B777s, is it true? I personally flew the B777 4 times but haven't noticed anything like that except for the toilet cover.

Thanks

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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:21 pm

Yes it's correct. I noticed it on all of my B777 flights starting last year. In fact, all you have to do is push it a little and up it will go by itself. Cool!
 
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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:48 pm

I was also told that the lavatory flushes automatically every now and then, and that the toilet cover is equipped with a damper that eliminates the tell tale irritating sound of it smashing down on the lav bowl. Can anyone please confirm?
 
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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Wed Feb 06, 2002 8:12 pm

LMML that is correct, the toilet seat cover is hydraulically controlled so that they would not slam.
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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Wed Feb 06, 2002 10:54 pm

The overhead bins contain some kind of sensor that detects just how heavy all the articles in the bin are, and then adjusts the amount of countertension accordingly. That's why it's still easy to stow into the ceiling even when it's fully loaded, but doesn't slam shut when it's empty. Cool.

Boeing put alot of care into the bins. In addition to the easy movement, the handles were placed in such a way to be within easy reach of all folks. This was obviously born of the experience on the later DC-10s and especially L-1011s with the center bins. If you were not tall, they were impossible to reach from the aisle.
 
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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:04 am

The 777 interior is the most intelligently concieved interior flying right now. It looks and feels spacious, and the overhead bins, while seeming to go flush with the wall, are surprisingly large. I've never been on a 777 where I saw people have trouble putting all their stuff. The latest 767s also have the same interior.

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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Thu Feb 07, 2002 7:42 am

Thanks everyone for the help. I do hope the B744ER will have this kind of interiors  Smile
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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Thu Feb 07, 2002 10:32 am

The lavatory's door has anti-slam design. That's what I heard. But I never know that hand-bag bins and toilet covers also have such design. Kool.

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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Thu Feb 07, 2002 10:53 am

yupperz. Boeing calls it "Power Assist". pretty cool.

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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Thu Feb 07, 2002 12:58 pm

The interior architecture of the Boeing 777 is one of the most pleasing of any airliner I have flown . . . and the way the baggage compartments retract into the roof is wonderful.

This gives passengers a great sense of roominess, maybe it is also the lighting but I absolutely love flying on the B777 (but not those with 10 seats abreast).

A great achievement by Boeing!

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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:18 pm

hi

i am a flight attendant and mostly work on the 777's, this is true.. and this is one of the things that i like about the b777
 
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RE: Overhead Compartment Of The B777

Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:02 pm

Gotta miss those DC-10's put something in the massive center bins just a little wrong and the damn thing would fly back up.....The little things that are no more....The 777 Rocks, auto everything, well except at United, still Old Skewl Saftey Demos...Ry
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