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New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:53 am

Austrian Airlines is about to accept delivery of B777-2B8ER:
http://microvoltradio.com/images/pae929.jpg

Does anyone know if this aircraft has been "nicknamed" yet?
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:03 am

I dunno, but she is one sweet looking mother. Knowing Austrians good reputation for good names, it will be a good one.

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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:13 am

I think "Freddy Mercury" has already been used by them. Maybe "Neil Amstrong"? You're quite right, she is a beauty!  Wink
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:56 am

With due credit

'America'.

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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:03 am

Rob... Thank you! And I may be a bit biased here, but I do think the name is terrific!
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:11 am

Yes she is a beauty, but I don't think it will be so beautiful to be seated in the economy cabin. The rows will be 3x4x3  alert   banghead 
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:16 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 1):
I dunno, but she is one sweet looking mother.

Couldn't agree with you more.... bigthumbsup ...

..what a BEAUTY... Wow!
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:19 am

Did VIE-KUL-SYD in coach in Y-class three months ago, it is indeed VERY cramped. Although its 3 X 4 X 3 like EK, they did not add the extra inches in the seat pitch like EK does. So whenever the guy in front of you reclines his seat......
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:03 am

With flights to Australia ending soon, wonder if Austrian has plans to rename their three 777s from Melbourne, Sydney and Don Bradman??

Perhaps into Madonna, Celine Dion and Tiger Woods ???!!!
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:41 am

Quoting Gardermoen (Reply 8):

Perhaps into Madonna, Celine Dion and Tiger Woods ???!!!

Too funny. Or Denzel Washington, Snoop Dog, Jamie Fox.

I wish they did add three extra inches and take out one row to make economy more roomier. How bout adding E+.

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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:03 pm

So she'll be flying Vienna to Washington?
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:47 pm

...and to Tokyo Narita (NRT) if I did my homework correctly  Wink

though it must be kinda cramped with that 3-4-3 seating  crowded 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:17 pm

Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 10):
So she'll be flying Vienna to Washington?

From what i hear it will fly to IAD in summer & DEL in winter.
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:51 pm

Iwill be flying VIE-BKK in May, when I booked, checkmytrip showed me the 3x3x3 layout, first cabin of Y on the old 777's, suddenly it changed to 3x4x3, so I thougt she would fly to BKK too?

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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:28 pm

Great looking craft!!.....and those engines look even bigger than normal Big grin
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:59 pm

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 11):
though it must be kinda cramped with that 3-4-3 seating

Quite a normal config for 777 cabins though;
e.g. KL and JL also have 3-4-3 in Y on their 772's
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:06 pm

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 15):
e.g. KL and JL also have 3-4-3 in Y on their 772's

According to KLM, they have 3-3-3 in Y class...

http://www.klm.com/travel/de_de/trav..._board/seating_plans/777-200ER.htm

... and I'd be surprised if JL has 3-4-3 on their longhaul 777s and not just the domestic/regional ones.

For all those coming up with creative names, keep in mind that it was Lauda who named planes after people; Austrian uses placenames (continents, cities, countries, ...).
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:14 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 16):
... and I'd be surprised if JL has 3-4-3 on their longhaul 777s and not just the domestic/regional ones.

Yeah sorry here, JL's international 777's indeed fly 3-3-3 in Y. I just took this from my memory, but in fact I was wrong here  Sad
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:32 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 16):
For all those coming up with creative names, keep in mind that it was Lauda who named planes after people; Austrian uses placenames (continents, cities, countries, ...).

Frank, as always, your obsevations and facts are among the most accurate and informative on A.net. Thank you again my friend.
As was pointed out by Rob, she will be named "America" although I don't see the name painted under the side facing cockpit windows as is usually the case for Austrian. I'm wondering if Boeing will do that pre-delivery or will it be done at a later time. I'm sure that AUA is anxious to get her into revenue service as quickly as possible.
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:53 am

Is aircraft in actual service yet for Austrian?
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:36 pm

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 19):
Is aircraft in actual service yet for Austrian?

Its supposed to delivered to OS within a couple of days.
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:28 pm

If I'm not mistaken, it's scheduled to be delivered today, January 29, 2007.
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:33 pm

Delivered to OS on January 30, 2007. Note Boeing chase plane in background. Good Luck "America"!

http://www.microvoltradio.com/images/pae953.jpg
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:05 am

Quoting Manny (Reply 20):
Its supposed to delivered to OS within a couple of days.



Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 21):
If I'm not mistaken, it's scheduled to be delivered today, January 29, 2007.



Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 22):
Delivered to OS on January 30, 2007.

Well my info was better than yours... Wink
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:50 am

Quoting Manny (Reply 23):
Well my info was better than yours...

That it was.  

[Edited 2007-01-31 17:51:25]
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:54 am

New business class aboard this baby!
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 am

Arrived today around 1100 local at her new home base

I heard name will be "Spirit of Austria". Don't know if this is correct though.

[Edited 2007-01-31 18:02:49]
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:01 am

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 26):
I heard name will be "Spirit of Austria". Don't know if this is correct though.

Delivery info quote above says "America".
REPOST of link:
http://www.seattle-deliveries.com/777deliveries600-799.htm

Hey, both names are great in my book!
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:16 am

One question came to my mind about this baby: Does it have the same specs as the ex-NG ones? I mean did it come with GE90-92's or GE90-94's? Or does it only deffer from the others with it's customer code?
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:09 am

She's powered by GE90-92Bs. Not sure what the ex-Lauda birds had.
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:17 am

Her name ist "Spirit of Austria"
 
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RE: New Austrian 777... Has It Been Named?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:19 am

Thank you for clearing that up VORFMD. You have confirmation, because there is conflicting data.
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