Happy-flier
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Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:12 pm

Took my first flights aboard this version of the Triple Seven last year, YVR-SYD and vice-versa. The big Triple Seven is fast becoming one of my favourite aircraft.

The first distinctive thing I noticed was the very noisy engine start-up - man, that is so neat! That huge, bassy vibration that just rumbles through the entire cabin ... that is so totally cool. The raked wingtips are a nice counterpoint to the omnipresent winglets of today's aircraft. For engines in the 110,000 lb thrust range, I thought they were remarkably quiet on takeoff. The takeoff itself, at full weight, was probably no longer than about 35 seconds. The aircraft climbs smoothly and powerfully. At night, those GE fans put out quite a blurry streak behind the wing; all that heat from the core makes for a really nice visual effect on the passing city lights below. And that dihedral in the wings - wow, it is quite a sight in cruise. Then there is the interesting flap setup: outboard flap extension is quite slight for takeoff; augmenting them however are the outboard ailerons (flaperons?).

All in all, a great airplane. And it's pretty too  Smile

I would love to hear some of your favourite 772LR tales.
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:44 pm

I agree about the great airplane and pretty part, but sadly, I've yet to have a chance to ride in one. One day I will, though. Nonetheless I'll get my first experience with the noise the GE90s make when I fly the 77W to Vancouver in December.
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:31 pm

I've only been on this aircraft one time so far, from DXB to PEK with EK, and I was very happy, with the flight, the service was great, and the size of the engine's were very big, I noticed that when we were bused out to the aircraft at DXB, I even managed to get a seat over the left hand engine, so I had something to look at all the way. looking forward to flying on it again soon.
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sq_ek_freak
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:10 pm

I do! Love the sound of those engines on start up. And love the destinations those birds serve currently. I mean how can you go wrong with SFO, LAX, IAH, GRU, PEK (shopping!!) and SYD! Good memories by association I guess.
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:27 pm

I love it! Have a gander at my username  bigthumbsup 

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Reply 3):
GRU, PEK (shopping!!) and SYD!

May I join you the next time you make it to GRU, PEK, and SYD? Lucky you!
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:40 pm



Quoting Happy-flier (Thread starter):
YVR-SYD

I took the onward flight from YVR-YYZ this year. It was nasty weather in YVR, snowy and cold. The 77L arrived just a little late. Then the snow got worse. We boared slightly delayed. Then we were sitting a long time at the gate until we pushed back for de- icing. From the gate to take off took us a little over 2 hours. And then 5 hours flight to YYZ.
I had a lovely window seat in Economy class, but I enjoyed the movie and listening to music and I got some sleep as well.
It was a great flight and I like the 77L the most. It is just a gorgeous aircraft.  cloudnine 

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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:25 pm



Quoting EA772LR (Reply 4):
May I join you the next time you make it to GRU, PEK, and SYD? Lucky you!

Well considering I've got a DOH turn next, with a CCU layover then a LOS layover coming up, don't think you want to join me in the imminent future, nor should you consider me lucky at this point  Wink
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CaliAtenza
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:09 pm

i'll have my chance come tommorow when i fly nonstop to LAX from DXB..boy i havent stepped onto a 777 since 2005.
 
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:29 pm

I flew the 77L from JFK to DEL on AI and it was an awesome experience. I can't wait to fly on the 77L again. Definitely my favorite variant of the 777.
 
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RE: Who Loves The 777-200LR?

Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:24 pm



Quoting Happy-flier (Thread starter):

Oh yes the engine startup is very noisy! when the spool up ends it sounds like a ginormous version of the way my motorcycle sounds after i rev it up and hear the back pressure  Smile. In flight, its very smooth and isnt really affected by turbulence much. But i can see why, at least on EK's 777LR, that people would complain about space in Y. The middle seat shouldnt be there on the window side.

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