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Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:35 pm

When you travel on 772's where do you find the best place to take window shots from??? In-front of the wing, behind the wing, on the wing???

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:41 pm

When you travel on 772's where do you find the best place to take window shots from??? In-front of the wing, behind the wing, on the wing???



You have been on 777's before, so why ask?????!!!!!!!  Big grin
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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:51 pm

I would try to get a seat in front of the wing to get some photos of the engine. Nice photo Chris! http://www.airliners.net/open.file/532410/L/

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:55 pm

Chris,
Can you actually request a cabin section at check in? Doesn't this depend on your ticket-class (people with cheap tickets generally end up in the back)?

Anyway... In flight, you can just use the windows in the doors to take pictures through. In front of the wing, behind the wing, in between, whatever.  Smile You have more space there too (if you use the 100-400 while in your seat the person in the seat next to you will not be happy as you'll be sitting on his lap  Smile). Don't think they'll let you walk all the way up into business class though.
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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:59 pm


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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:06 pm

Ah, still at it again I see Robin?

Of course, you thought I was trying to get cheap hits with my A318 picture. So I might aswell plug it!

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:13 pm

Best place is just in front of wing, in that way you get the in-your-face view of the massive engines :

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:16 pm

Somewhere in the cabin is always good. It's a bit cold elsewhere.
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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:29 pm

Simon,
Yep i have, i was and i have a place i like but i have only flown on them twice since being into aviation photography and i wanted to hear other peoples opinions.

Anders,
Cheers, was quite a lucky shot, as i was stuck in the middle seat and trying to lean across someone who was sleeping it was quite an acheivment. Lol.

Eduard,
My only flight on a 772 with my camera i was asked politley by the people sitting by there not to take pictures, and i wasnt in the mood for an argument so i didn't. I will try this time tho.

Will,
What seat did you take those shots from??? They are great! Love the colors on the first.

James,
I was gonna try and sit on the wing, but i heard they don't really like you doing that, safety and all, so i guess i'll just have to stick with the inside...  Big thumbs up

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:48 pm

I think its Bailey's seat  Smile

Cheers,

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:57 pm

Chris,

As long as you are not flying UA you should be OK requesting seats Big grin

When I flew to SFO I checked in 2 hours before departure but because UA are such a rubbish airline they said they couldnt give me the seats I wanted and how kind, they put me in the middle of the 2-5-2 seating they have on their 772's.

That was an enjoyable flight!

Cheers

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:57 pm

"When you travel on 772's where do you find the best place to take window shots from???"

Im gonna guess here, but I dont think it would be best to sit in the middle seats  Big grin So I'd advise sitting next to a window  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:02 pm

My pics were taken from the Espace 127 cabin, but I can't remember my seat numbers.
The pesky AF website doen't have a seating plan for their aircraft.
Rhaaa.

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:21 pm

This was taken from one of the last rows, 48A or something. (Yes, I had a cheap ticket!)

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:31 pm

In response to the post by LGW, UA are a great airline.

You can pre-book your seats when you book your ticket.

I have now flown United over 50 times and have always requested a window seat when booking my ticket. They haven't let me down yet.

53894 miles on United this year.

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:04 pm

Hey Ben

How much you pay for your ticket.....the booking class must be too low , ineligible to a upgrade or 35 pitch Economy Plus section.

Too bad...hope you give UA another try....but really if you fly BA or VS coach, you expect more????

If you plan to fly UA again, do let me know I will try to arrange a upgrade for you.

205400 miles on UA collected this year and mavellous ground/air service! I think I found heaven in the air  Big thumbs up

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:42 pm

Sam,

I'll book UA on my next flight if you can get me an upgrade to Bus! Lol!!!

Cheers all for the reply, currently i am prebooked on AA 772's with seats 34J+k both ways, wanted to get the 2 seat part of the config so my gf is happy. Hopefully they should be ok as well as using the door windows!

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:20 am

Dont bring the impeccable service of VS into this...

It only takes one bad experience to lose a customer for ever... And yes you would get better service from VS. We win awards for our customer service. I dont ever see UA in the top 3 airlines for any award...But VS...

I rest my case  Big grin
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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:39 am

Sam,

Thats a very kind offer, it's much appreciated and I will drop you a line if I ever fly UA again.

I have flown VS twice and I would say that they are a great airline, service, comfort, food, aircraft etc all fantastic.

Another thing to add about my love for UA is that all the seat back TVs' had grey covers over them on both my flights which meant no seat back entertainment...booo  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

It only takes one bad experience to lose a customer for ever

That is so true and its a statement more airline and companies in general should take heed off

Cheers

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:48 am

I love VS! Think the service i received on both of my trips was superb!!! Just trying to find a good deal on tickets with them to hong kong now! I have to try that 346!!! lol

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:53 am

I'd definitely fly UA rather than VS trans-Atlantic - and yes, UA did upgrade me to J last time I flew long haul with them.

Ckw was correct on this matter - best place to sit for photos in ANY airplane is on the flightdeck!

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:56 am

Andy,

If you know how i can get a seat on the flight deck on my LHR-BOS flight then please do let me know!!!  Big thumbs up LOL!

I'm surprised you prefer UA to VS tho, do you care to tell us why???

Cheers,

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:04 am

If you know how i can get a seat on the flight deck on my LHR-BOS flight then please do let me know!!! LOL!

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:41 am

Dont sit on top of wing 'cos of restricted view..this is what it looks like


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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:08 am

Again, you state the obvious Mr airplanepics.....

Nice shots Suresh, i think i'm gonna give row 34 a go on the way out and see what it's like!

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RE: Best Place To Sit On A 777.

Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:50 am

Oops hate to turn this thread into why or why not fly UA  Big grin

But I pretty much made up my mind. I will ONLY fly UA for the rest of my life on those routes served by them  Big thumbs up
And I contribute over 30000 dollars a year, yep I am happy the way I got treated! Still have 8 SWU and 44 x500 miles regional upgrade + 10 regional confirmed to use by end of 2004  Smile


The double mileage and complimentary upgrade on UA is a real winner! Your body comfort always go first before the service, which UA can be surprisingly good too!

Finally if anyone fly UA 777, if you want a engine shot Row 13 is best, that is Business class. Row 8 or 9 is best for forward wing and engine shot! Again most good engine shot on 777 will be in Business cabin.

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