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" That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 1:56 am

Some of the people here always praise the beautiful 777 interior. Because of that i was really looking forward to my first 777 flight and thought that it would be way above the A340. But after my flight with BA i found out that the 777 is equally comfortable to the 340 and found this revolutionary interior non existant. I mean, what is the big deal with making some curves into the ceiling?
Apart from that nothing really is different.

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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 1:57 am

Beautiful that should be.

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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 2:06 am

It isnt just curves in the ceiling. It is flexibility in seating and lavs and galleys. I mean on what other plane could you have 1x2x1, 2x2x2, 2x3x2, 2x4x2, 3x3x3, and even 3x4x3 seating configs, and all be comfy? It was even the first plane to win an award for the interior. So if you didnt notice and big difference on the inside then you werent looking hard enough.
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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 2:10 am

I hate saying this, but I also was somewhat disappointed after my first 777 flight with CO in January. Not the interior that much, but I was expecting a whole new experience which turned out to be like any other Boeing widebody. I haven't flown on an A330/340, so I can't compare.
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Fri Sep 08, 2000 2:18 am

On my trip to Thailand I took my first 777 (777 300) flight with Thai. It was from Phuket to Bangkok. It was only 1 hour and 20 minutes and I must say I loved every minute of it. Ok the seats, lavoratories, etc are the same as any other planes (exept the overhead bins which are much much much bigger). 4 hours later I took Swissair to Zurich. Even though I was flying C Class on the SR MD11 and economy on Thai, I felt it was more spacious on the Thai B777. 2 months ago I hated the B777 (maybe beacuse I am european)

This summer I flew on the B777 and the B767 for the first time. I must say that I am nearly a convert. I am looking forward to what Airbus has in store with the new interior of the A340 500 & 600.

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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 2:49 am

One real plus about the 777 is that the cabin is not claustrophobic, and you don't feel you're in a tunnel.

Plus I am very tall, and for people over 6 feet the 777 is definitely THE way to go, because the cabin height is so generous, and the overhead bins are completely unobtrusive. The A330/340 cabin has a more "tunnel" feel, and the overhead bins take up cabin space.
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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 2:51 am

One thing I detest about a/c is waiting to leave them. You stand up from your seat and have to duck down under the overhead bins. The 777 doesn't look like it has that problem.

RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 12:48 pm

I agree in the sense that the interior of the B777 is really nice. The overhead bin is really large. But one of the weakness of the bin is, you must be very careful when you open the bin because you might be hit by the stuff stored in the bin. Another thing I notice about the B777 overhead bin was, it tends to easily open during take off and put the passager on risk. On the most recent flight with SQ from KUL--SIN and SIN--PER, both with B772, one of the overhead bin suddently opened during take off and there was nothing you could do about it (unless you remove your seatbelt). Passagers below those open bin was struggling to close it during take off and cabin crew couldn't do anything with it. I couldn't imagine what will happended during strong turbulance. Anyway, maybe Boeing need to do something with it.
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Fri Sep 08, 2000 1:21 pm

If you think that 777 is "THE way to go for people over 6 feet tall" try a Delta 777 across Atlantic in coach and you will never want to fly that plane again. The 777 are wonderful, in my opinion, but Delta coach seating on that plane stinks big time.
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Fri Sep 08, 2000 2:55 pm

My 18 year old daughter has been travelling around the world, and doesn't know or care much which airplane she flies on.( No, you can't have her phone number.)
Anyway, the point is without any prompting or encouragement from me, she offered that the best aircraft she had been on was from Brisbane to Singapore. It was a 777.
She has been on a lot of different aircraft over the years, doesn't know one airplane from the other and has no allegence to any manufacturer, so I thought this was a particularly pertinent comment.

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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Fri Sep 08, 2000 3:12 pm

Much ado about nothing.
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Fri Sep 08, 2000 7:53 pm

I didn't expect anything outstanding (it is still an aircraft interior, nothing more  ), but liked it very much. But those 772LR and 773LR with overhead crew rest areas will apparently lose this spacious cabin. Am I correct?

... today I unexpectedly had a ride on a new subway train. Very nice looking from outside, great interior - light, nice, with route display showing current train location - like what I saw in Europe or even better, and what a contrast to a dirty NY subway stations! (Sorry for this non aviation related addition - but it was really very impressive! )

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It Fits The 767 Better Imho

Fri Sep 08, 2000 8:05 pm

Boeing is offering the curvy 777 interior on the 767 nowadays and based on pix I think the design is much better suited to the smaller-diameter cabin. Of course, I have to wait for a ride on the 767-400 to pass final judgment. There is a new Lauda series -300 with the new cabin and CO's 767-200s will be so equipped (that'll be interesting).

I have flown both the 777 and the A340 series and I find the Airbus lighting and overall ambiance to be superior, though there's no denying the attractiveness of the 777's integrated center bins and wider seats.
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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Sat Sep 09, 2000 2:31 am

"But those 772LR and 773LR with overhead crew rest areas will apparently lose this spacious cabin. Am I correct?"

Actually that space is already there. If you go to the Boeing 777 unlimited opportunities page, it shows all the extra space up top. It is not enough to stand straight in though.

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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Sat Sep 09, 2000 4:01 am


what is the url for the Boeing 777 unlimited opertunity page?

I love the curved bins, and celings.

I do not like the fact that the handles to open the bins are very high up. Since I'm short (5'4"), its hard to reach.
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Sat Sep 09, 2000 4:04 am

I don't see anything very special about the 777 interior either, mostly just that it is curved and there is slightly more space on the sides. I find that this interior has however many problems, namely that seven of the eight 777 flights that I have been on (on CO, AF, and BA) the overhead bins have opened at takeoff. I seriously doubt that this could be just bad luck. In my experience, the plane also shakes very much at takeoff, during which the interior gives the impression of being very rickety, with ceiling panels showing large (4-5cm?) separations and squeaking a lot. Overall, I find the plane to be ok, however not the revolution in air travel that it is often touted as.
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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Sat Sep 09, 2000 4:11 am

Go to http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/777x-launch/777x.html
The link to Unlimited oppurtunities is at the bottom of the page. It is a PDF file so you'll have to have Adobe Acrobat. It shows a pic of the 777 vs the A330. Youll see all the diiference in bin and ceiling heights. You'll also see all the space available up top. It doesnt say that you wont have to take space from the main deck for the crew rest like i thought but i remember reading it somewhere on Boeing.com. However the pilots crew rest will because of the lower level of their rest area.

Hope that helps.
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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Sat Sep 09, 2000 6:55 am

In my opinion the A340 interior, ehile nice, is kind of... blah. On the other hand I enjoy the more streamlined feel of the 777, the 767-400 and the new (hopefully) 747-400X.

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RE: " That Beautifull 777 Interior "

Sat Sep 09, 2000 7:49 am

On a recent trip to the middle east, I flew on both an AA 777 and a Gulf Air A330-200. While the A330 wise very comfortable, I have to say that I really preferred the interior of the 777. The A330's overhead bins are not recessed into the ceiling of the aircraft as they are on the 777. For me, that gave the 777 a much greater sense of space. In addition, there is no direct lighting in the 777. It is all indirect. The lights, by which I mean the cabin lights not the reading lights, are hidden. The cabin is lit by that light reflecting off the ceiling or off the walls. It gives it a very different feeling. The Airbus has flourescent lights that run down the middle. The amount of of flourescent light, which really gives me headaches, reminded me of a hospital ward. What was worse was that Gulf Air didn't dim them the entire 7 hour flight from London to Bahrain.

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