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First Flight On A 777

Wed Jan 31, 2001 9:12 am

I have just returned from a trip to Atlanta, having flown from Gatwick to Atlanta direct with British Airways. It was an unforgettable flight for two reasons. Firstly I was upgraded to Business Class (there were only six of us there)! and secondly I was allowed up to the flight deck where I remained for about half an hour during our flight across the Atlantic and was invited up again for landing!
The 777 has always been my favourite aircraft and this was the first opportunity to fly on one. The takeoff was very powerful, the two G90 engines taking us up fast and steep with hardly a tremor.The flight deck was magnificent! It was spacious, had excellent panoramic views and the flight instruments (all glass) were very clear and attractively laid out. The Captain gave me a brief overview of the instruments and was full of praise for the wealth of information at his disposal and the awesome capabilities of Boeing's best offering to commercial aviation to date!
There were three other aircraft flying across the Atlantic nearby us; a United 777, a United 767 and an Air France A340. We were flying at 39,000 feet and had a superb view of all three. I was amazed at the speed at which they were moving!
When I was escorted to the cockpit about 200 miles from Atlanta I was told that the weather at Hartsfield had deteriorated rapidly and visibility was very poor. To be present as the Captain and his crew discussed all their options whilst keeping a close eye on weather updates was fantastic. In the end we went for the landing and only saw the runway when we were virtually on top of it! This is where the 777 really came into its own, taking us in smoothly and safely. What an experience! I would like to pay tribute to that great aircraft, to Boeing and to all the British Airways crew who were superb and made me really proud to be "flying the flag".
Anymore 777 enthusiasts out there?
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Jan 31, 2001 9:48 am

Come on, just about everyone is!
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Jan 31, 2001 10:50 am

Hey, everyone knows the Seventh Wonder is the holy grail of all airliners!!!

All hail to the Magnificent Sevens!!
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Jan 31, 2001 11:03 am

Hear, hear!

DeltaSFO
Future 777 Captain,
Delta Air Lines
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Thu Feb 01, 2001 3:26 pm


I love the 777.
My favorite.

B737-700
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Thu Feb 01, 2001 5:43 pm

I agree, it really is "Beyond your imagination!!"

Cheers
mikey
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Thu Feb 01, 2001 11:40 pm

Looks like i need to book myself on a 777 trip!!
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Sat Feb 10, 2001 12:40 pm

I took my first run on a 777 from Seoul to Manila on Korean air, and I have to agree, it's a sweet ride. But the question that I have is that is it normal for the 777 to keep the nose up at a 20-30 deg angle on desent? that nose didn't drop until the nose landed on the runway. Kind of feaky to be desending 2000ft/min wiht the nose up at 20K ft and 400mph. Is that normal? Other than that, nothing but paise for Boeings latest new commercial offering.
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Tue Feb 13, 2001 5:44 pm

Hey, flying Economy on DL 777 Transatlantic?
No chance of an up-grade?
Long legs?
Go for seat 46J
It's behind the bulk-head and gives you Business Class leg room and a pop-up video!
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Feb 14, 2001 12:34 pm

I really really want to fly a 777, I had booked a flight to fly on one recently from ORD to DEN but it was Changed to a 757!!!I was very sad,,Is it possible to get a ORD-DEN flight on a 777???for my next flight in June
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Feb 14, 2001 3:53 pm

I fell in love with the 777 the first time I got on it,partly because I was upgraded and it was a 777-312 of SIA!!




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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Feb 14, 2001 6:07 pm

Hi Brett
UA 245 is normally 777 from CHI to DEN but as is
common ac could change
UA 245 0805/0935
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Wed Feb 14, 2001 10:09 pm

Still waiting for that elusive 777 flight-my parents were on BA 777 in Biz Class PHL-LHR and they loved it...

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RE: First Flight On A 777

Thu Feb 15, 2001 7:42 pm

I've been busy putting together my trip for the year and at the present moment I will have three sectors with the 777. These will be my first and at this time all are -300s. Can hardly wait till July.
I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Fri Feb 23, 2001 9:18 am

My first 777 flight was a ANA 777-300. Very nice ride, and very longggg plane.  Big grin
I love the 777, my third favorite airplane.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

KLM747 Big grin
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Fri Feb 23, 2001 9:45 am

I REALLY want to fly on one sometime. Of course, being 14, it could be awhile before I do. I'm hoping when I finally get a job as a pilot and once I get the seniority I'll have a spot flying 777s. Hopefully for Delta. I know I'll start out on smaller planes, but I know the 777's "front office" is where I want to be once I've gotten the experience. The 777 is tied with the 737 for my favorite plane spot.  Smile It's hard for me to make a decision.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: First Flight On A 777

Fri Feb 23, 2001 12:14 pm

I have flown on the 777 twice, both on BA PHL-LHR-PHL in Club World. Excellent service on a magnificent aircraft. For those who have flown BA before, it is nice to be able to "raid the larder" anytime over the Atlantic.
 
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RE: First Flight On A 777

Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:15 pm

I hope AirNZ choose the 777 for there Fleet Replacements!!

Cheers
mikey
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