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777: Earliest Days Of Operations

Sun Oct 15, 2000 5:49 pm

Hello,

British Airways
On its earliest days of 777 operations, British Airways flew on a regular basis the very short LHR-CDG sector, between the introduction and ~1997. Alongside
BA introduced the 777 on Middle-East, one of the market primarily planned for the type within the airline.
This was performed in order to get the required crew training AFAIK.


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Here is BA 777-236 G-ZZZA at Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

Air France
Air France, unlike the A340 and 747-400, introduced the aircraft on longer routes: CDG-CAI, CDG-BEY and quite a few training nonr-revenue flights were operated on Châteauroux (French airfield for yet-to-be broken-up-aircraft and crew training for BA, KLM and
other airlines). Also, there are regularly non-revenue operated on small French regional airfield.


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Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines introduced the 777 on ATL-MCO, one of the airline' most popular routes, and AFAIK well-suited for crew training.


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Would anyone have other examples at other airlines about the earliest days of operations, or more information about these above please?



Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
desertjets
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RE: 777: Earliest Days Of Operations

Sun Oct 15, 2000 6:14 pm

United's first revenue flight with the 777 was LHR-IAD. One of the requirements for United was that it have ETOPS 180 certification from the beginning. United was involved very intensively in early training and certification flights, 4 of the prototypes were UA ships, so short-haul local training flights weren't neccessary.

Continental first started using the 777 on IAH-LAX and EWR-IAH before starting EWR-NRT and IAH-NRT.
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The777Man
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RE: 777: Earliest Days Of Operations

Sun Oct 15, 2000 11:03 pm

United Airlines also flew DEN-ORD-IAD and DEN-IAD from the beginning of 777 operations even though the very first flight was the LHR-IAD flight. These are other short flights initially operated by 777 carriers, most of these carriers also operated longer flights right from the start also: China Southern flew CAN-HKG, Korean AIr flew SEL-PUS, Singapore flew SIN-CGK and SIN-KUL, Malaysia flew KUL-SIN, Kuwait Airways flew KWI-CAI, Aeroflot flew SVO-FRA and SVO-LHR and American flew ORD-DFW. This in addition to what already has been mentioned above about British, Delta and Continental. The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
dutchjet
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RE: 777: Earliest Days Of Operations

Sun Oct 15, 2000 11:07 pm

I believe that CO also used the 777 initially on its EWR-MCO route, just as it recently flew its new 767-400s on said route before assigning them on international services.
 
desertjets
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RE: The777Man

Mon Oct 16, 2000 5:09 am

Isn't the IAD-ORD-DEN/IAD-DEN routing do in part b/c they do nightly maintenance at Denver for some of the fleet?
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flashmeister
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RE: 777: Earliest Days Of Operations

Mon Oct 16, 2000 5:28 am

DL also flies (or at least this spring flew) the 777 from ATL to MIA
 
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RE: 777: Earliest Days Of Operations

Mon Oct 16, 2000 6:11 am

Malaysia Airlines operated its first 777s on routes to Singapore, Bangkok and Penang initially before deploying them to Perth and Brisbane and finally on the long-hauls to Europe.

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