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AA's 777

Sun Jun 18, 2000 9:54 am

On Saturday June 10th, 2000 I had the pleasure of flying on my first AA 777. I was on flt #2347 leaving ORD at 5:30pm. When I arrived at gate L8 I noticed the aircraft looked extra shiny. I asked a pilot who was jumpseating back to DFW and he told me that this particulary aircraft (AA789N) was AA's newest 777. He also went on to tell me that this was it's 2nd passenger flt. When we boarded I could tell right away it was a brand new aircraft. The interior was spotless and their was that "new" smell to it. I overheard a passenger ask the f/a if she was in first or busniess class b/c of the new seats and ptv. We were delayed about an hour out of ORD b/c of storms in DFW. What I love about the 777 is the sound of those HUGE engines on t/o. We flew at 39,000ft and the moving map was both interesting and informative. The landing was smooth and I love how the plane slows w/out the roar of thrust reverse. I've been on UA's 777 twice but AA's 777 wins without a doubt.

RE: AA's 777

Sun Jun 18, 2000 12:03 pm

About a month ago I was on a RR Trent 800 powered 777-200 like the one you were on but this one was from Delta. This plane with 92,000lbs thrust from each of it's engines went like a rocket down the runway and quickly lifted off reaching it's cruising altitude of 33,000 in 10 minutes! And yes, I liked the electronic map showing where you were and what the temperature was outside and what speed and altitude you were at.
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RE: AA's 777

Sun Jun 18, 2000 12:16 pm

33,000 in 10 minutes???? Was that sarcasm? The ATC sim that i have the 777's are slow climbers/descenders like the 747. Maybe the climb/descent rates are a little off. Usually it will take 5-10 mins to get from FL240 down to 14,000 when i'm working arrivals into LAX.

By the way, is there a way to get these message sent directly to my email, or do you have to come to the website to view them? I'm sorta new to this!

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RE: AA's 777

Sun Jun 18, 2000 12:23 pm

From my experience, you have to come back to the forum and search for the post. It's hard at first(because it seems like there are so many posts!) but once you get the hang of it and start to selectively choose which posts you would like to view (by their title) it will get easier to find where you want to go. The best way to see if someone has responded is by looking at how long ago the last post on each thread was; then estimate how long ago you actually posted a message on the thread and you will see if someone has responded to your post. Hope you enjoy this forum!

Aaron G.

RE: AA's 777

Sun Jun 18, 2000 12:33 pm

Sorry about that, I meant 20 minutes, I hit the wrong number key.

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