YoungDon
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Continental 777 Questions

Sat Mar 16, 2002 2:15 pm

Hello all,

I am preparing for my first Continental 777 flight this summer, to England, and I am trying to figure out a couple of things:

1. How many flight attendants do US operators usually staff on US to Europe 777 flights? My mother believes that they use 8, I think 9. Does anyone know?

2. What is the best window seat (on Continental) to get in order to not have your entire view blocked by the big wing, but also be able to see either the front of the engine, or the back of the wing.

3. Do Continental's PTV's use "cycles" of programming, or are they like the Sony entertainment systems on US's A330's that allow you to watch a movie anytime you want?

I would really appreciate answers to some of these questions. (ContinentalEWR, where are you?)
 
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sat Mar 16, 2002 4:31 pm

1) I think it's more than nine, but I'm not certain off hand.
2) To see the front of the engine, you would need to be seated in BusinessFirst. Just behind the wing would be row 32-34 or so.
3) PVT's are cycled video cassettes.
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sat Mar 16, 2002 4:31 pm

1. How many flight attendants do US operators usually staff on US to Europe 777 flights? My mother believes that they use 8, I think 9. Does anyone know?

Actually, pre sept 11th it was 14 fa's, but now it is 12

2. What is the best window seat (on Continental) to get in order to not have your entire view blocked by the big wing, but also be able to see either the front of the engine, or the back of the wing.

Well if you are in Business first, then 8a and 8l are level with the front of the engines, if you are in the back then somwhere around 32a or 32l will give you a bulkhead and also a view of the back of the engines

3. Do Continental's PTV's use "cycles" of programming, or are they like the Sony entertainment systems on US's A330's that allow you to watch a movie anytime you want?

They are cycled, usually on a 2.45 min cycle, they will fill the time on the shorter films with sitcomes and Larry King etc


Hope this helps

Jeremy
 
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:52 pm

I rode on a CO 777 for the first time to LGW last Tue. It was a great ride, very smooth and quiet, except for the drunk chick across the aisle who would not shut up the whole way  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I felt sorry for the people on the other side of the bulkhead in BF who paid a ton of money to put up with that. Barring that happening to you too, you'll really enjoy it.

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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sat Mar 16, 2002 11:14 pm

Do not get a seat in front of a bulkhead - I was disappointed to see that these seats will not go back all the way. Plus my seatback was broken.
 
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sun Mar 17, 2002 12:34 am

I was recently on a CO 777 from NRT-IAH. Awesome flight. The shortest 14 hour flight I've ever taken  Wink/being sarcastic. The only thing is that if you are adicted to tetris like I am...watch out man. They have a few video games like that that certainly do help pass the time (don't get too excited cause they aren't really good games, just something to pass the time). I love having a PTV. The flight I took coming back to Narita was an NWA 747-200 from Honolulu to Narita and that seemed 2 times as long as the continental flight, though in reality it was almost half. You will enjoy this flight, trust me. I even got to see the cockpit after we landed. The FAA even let me sit in the f/0 seat and get my picture taken. It was like walking into a church for me.

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YoungDon
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sun Mar 17, 2002 2:20 am

Thanks for all of these answers. But since I probably will not be in BusinessFirst I guess I'll go for the bulkhead seat behind the wing, thanks for the info.

Kaddyuk,
I'm flying into LGW in the middle of July, on the later IAH flight (I believe flt. 34). MAN gets the 777 from EWR, and I don't want to see that airport for a long time. (Used to live there, we almost never flew out of any of the NYC airports.) Thank you all.
 
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sun Mar 17, 2002 2:46 am

The late flight is flight 4, I take the IAH>LGW>IAH on CO about 4 times per month, and it is a great flight. I live in the UK half the time, but I am in Texas this week. If there is anything else you would like to know, then let me know. Maybe I will be on your flight in July

Jeremy
 
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sun Mar 17, 2002 6:53 am

I have flown the CO 777 from EWR to LGW and CDG and back. All flights have been excellent. I have been on ships #13, #1, and #16. They are spotless inside, have a 3-3-3 cabin layout, and I believe there are three to four flights attendants working Business First, with the rest in the two coach cabins, for a total of 12 to 14 on board, plus pilot and co-pilot of course. The best seats are in the forward coach section. Actually, if you want to know the truth, some of the best are the last row of the first section, the seats do recline and there is a good distance from the wall, permitting two people to pass side by side. Continental I think removed a row of seats.

The on-board service is standard. The crew are nice and friendly usually. Meals are quite good, and the Continental Collection Duty Free service is quite good,
with a lot of choice. The PTV's go on a cycle and there are 9 channels in Economy. The screens are wide and tilt.

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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Sun Mar 17, 2002 7:43 am

YoungDon:

I fly out of EWR all of the time, and am very impressed with what they have done with the place over the last couple of years, especially the new C3 terminal.

Believe me, it's alot better than you remember it. Maybe the next time you fly to Europe you can connect through EWR.
 
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RE: Continental 777 Questions

Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:12 am

AKelley728,

Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike EWR, I'm just tired of it. When I lived in Paterson and later in East Orange, we did nothing but fly out of EWR. Back then I flew more than I do now since both of my parents were in the industry then and could non-rev. I guess that I've flown in and out of EWR at least 50 or 60 times. And being that I'm still at a very young age, that's quite a lot. Since we moved to Houston, I don't fly quite as much, and I really haven't used IAH very much at all (maybe 10 or 15 times). So I guess I just need a change. But I still love New Jersey from the heart.

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