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Flying The 777

Sun Dec 26, 1999 6:26 am

Hey all

This past summer I flew with Continental Airlines on there new Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The flight was from Tel Aviv to Newark. Flight was about 12 or 13 hours (with the 1 hour flying around new york till it was our turn to land) .. anyways the flight was pretty bad..
I was very impressed with the 777 seats and tvs that they had and it was very cool.. THe seat handle turns into a telephone and when u turn it around it becomes a gamepad so u can play some games on the tv u have infront of u. It was sweet I was really relaxed.. Than we hit some major turbulance.. I asked the stewardist if the 777 was always this bad and she told me that she never flet such a turbulant flight ever in her carrier. I was pretty surprized to hear this. now ya I flet the turbulance worst than anyone because I was in seat 44 I was in the last last seat of the plane with the 2 seats.. regular seats are 3-4-3 or 3-5-3 im not 100% sure i dont remeber that well.. But It was very loud and I couldent sleep.. They gave us ear plugs which I found was kinda funny! First time I ever saw ear plugs given on a flight. oh well. And no I wasent allowed to go to the cockpit.. than u very much American Airliner .. now not only that the seats were small I had to sit beside a very tall basketball player who was transfering from an Israeli Basketball team to a NBA team (he was looking around) I was going to the bathroom and sorta steped over him with out hitting him of course.. well than we hit some really bad turbulance and my ass hit his face and i mean i really hit him hard.. Whoops I said sorry.
Good thing I was only 15 at the time! I was very excited when I was sitting at the airport watching the planes landing and taking off.. Than I saw it!!!
Oh my 777-200 landing.. Continental Airlines HOLEY SMOKES! that was my plane!!!! Man I was soooo excited before i boarded the plane.. I took many pictures before I got on.. The engine was huuuugggeee I could fit in there very nicely.. Standing I mean!
Well I hope your 777 flights were a little better.
Food was ok.. Ive had better but all in all it was pretty good since i got the fly this new 777 aircraft that I really wanted to fly.
hehe ok cya later all gotta jet!

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RE: Flying The 777

Sun Dec 26, 1999 9:32 am

I'm very sorry that I can't allow many of you to
come to the cockpit during flight. That's just one
of those rules we have here in the United States.
But please board early, and come up prior to pushback.
I hope that someday one of you will be on my aircraft,
and we'll say; "hey, are you on the web,me too."
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RE: Flying The 777

Sun Dec 26, 1999 10:02 am

If you were to fly on say British Airways for example, they do allow visits to the cockpit. Two years ago, I was flying on a BA B777-200, from Heathrow to JFK and after a while into the flight, I talked to the Lead Flight Attendant and gave her my business card and said I would like to visit the flight deck if they weren't too busy up front.

A little while later, he came back and escorted me up. It was amazing! I was just in awe of the technology of that airplane. I work on DC-10's and B727's and nothing compairs to these machines. Althought I dont remember too many details of the systems. I was quite exhausted from just getting off a 12 hour flight from Cape Town prior to this trip.

Although I do remember, I was quite surprised by the lack of circuit breakers in the cockpit. And by the way, the flight crew let me ride the jumpseat all the way to landing. The BA guys are top notch! If I ever see them again, beers are on me!

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RE: Flying The 777

Sun Dec 26, 1999 10:18 am

I Must say that I agree with the post above... flying an airline like British Airways is a dream because of the cockpit visits. Flew round-trip ewr-lhr in october, and got to visit the cockpit on both flights, not only did Iget to visit the cockpit, but the pilots also invited the two of us to take a seat in the spare seats , and held a 15 minute conversation about the aircraft its systems, avionics and BA's plan for fleet expnasion.
The reason that I am posting this is that the two flights were the two most bumpy flights I had been on in my life, and after reading the post above, was wondering if this is a charectaristic of the 777.
Don't get me wrong, the aircraft was the most spacious and comfortable plane I have ever been on, but I just found it wierd (brother had flew the same route the day before on a BA 747-400 and said it was a very smooth flight)
Just like to add my thanks to the BA cockpit crew for their hospitality.
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RE: Flying The 777

Sun Dec 26, 1999 10:23 am

I have been on many 777 flights, and only on one flying out of Denver has it been rough. One thing that was found with the 777 early on was that the yaw (side to side) in the back of it was VERY noticeable (has thus since been corrected by Boeing).


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