MSYtristar
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Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Tue Nov 27, 2001 9:50 am

Date: November 24, 2001
Airline: Continental
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200
Route: Houston/Intercontinental to Newark International
Duration: Two hours and forty minutes


After flying on an uneventful 737-300 flight from New Orleans to IAH, I boarded a 777, flight 50, to Newark. This was my first time on a CO 777, and I was very impressed. I had seat 35A on the big bird, giving me a great view of the sprawling wingspan. We pushed back on time and were airborne shortly therafter, with a nearly full flight, at least 95%. Takeoff was amazing, albeit a bit bumpy. After takeoff, the PTV entertainment started, and I was satisfied with the selection. I played some video games and watched "Evolution", a pretty good movie. Lunch consisted of a cheeseburger, bag of chips, a smores bar, and some carrots....not too shabby! Certainly much better then the small sandwhich which I got on the 737-300 from EWR to MSY a week before. We landed about 35 minutes early in Newark, where I transferred to an ERJ to PVD. Overall I was impressed by Continental, and I just love the 777!


Stephen in New Orleans/Providence
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Tue Nov 27, 2001 6:16 pm

Seems like you had a very pleasant trip with the boeing 777. I also love this airplane. It's my favourite one. Glad to hear that Continental is still serving meals on domnestic flights, compare to Delta which offers meals only after a flight duration of at least 3 hours, which is very bad for an airline like delta. Next spring I will fly with Continental from Zürich to Florida.
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:01 am

YOU ARE KIDDING ME!

I was on the same flight - except in seat 10A up in BusinessFirst.

Wow - what a small world....
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:12 am

Haha yeah it sure is a small world! That's pretty amazing! Man, those Biz First seats look unbelieveable...I must try those one day!
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:29 am

Man, those Biz First seats look unbelieveable...I must try those one day!

As a CO Gold Elite, I get unlimited free companion upgrades, so if I had known you were on board you could've ridden up front with me for free. Ah well... too bad  Sad
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Wed Nov 28, 2001 10:15 am

Yea, but if there a lot of Platinums, you can forget it.
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Wed Nov 28, 2001 11:55 am

There were hardly a handful of elites on the flight. I had a nonrev sitting next to me and counted at least 6 other NRSAs up front, so the companion upgrade would've been no biggie.
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Thu Nov 29, 2001 6:21 am

Thanks for the upgrade offer, that's mighty nice of ya.  Smile My next CO flight will be on 12/21 from PVD to MSY (73G and 735), then returning on 1/6 via IAH and CLE (M80, 738, and ERJ).


Have a safe and happy holiday season!


Stephen in New Orleans/Providence
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Thu Nov 29, 2001 12:52 pm

Hey, who wants to have some Airliners.net baggage tags made, like Flyertalk has, so that us fellow members can recognize one another in situations like these?  Smile
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Fri Nov 30, 2001 6:11 am

Ryu thats an excellent idea...maybe post it in the non-av forum?

Excellent report MSY...I still have yet to experience the wonders of PTV's on any airline, cant wait til I do though...

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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Wed Dec 05, 2001 2:57 pm

I am glad that you liked our aircraft! I am a Continental flight attendant, and I love when I am on the 777. This aircraft is so incredible. I can hardly notice when we are moving. Usually, I am working a position in economy, which has my jumpseat position over door 3 (one of 4 jumpseats), and I cannot believe how smooth this aircraft lands! Before, I was always a DC-10 fan, but the 777 has won my heart.
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Thu Dec 06, 2001 6:34 am

I like the 777 too cause I rode on both United and American and it looks like Continental was the best out of the three.
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RE: Connection In Cleveland?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:54 am

MSYTristar --
Let me know when you'll be in Cleveland... On the other hand, I guess I can't meet you out at the concourse anymore, so scratch that. But have a good flight and enjoy our newest concourse, Concourse D.

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RE: Connection In Cleveland?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:59 am

Thanks for the offer anyway. I'm looking forward to seeing your new terminal. First visit ever to CLE.  Smile


Stephen in New Orleans
 
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RE: Continental 777 IAH-EWR

Sat Dec 22, 2001 11:10 am

You will probly like the new terminal D here atKCLE. It's very open, has a nice feel to it. Been in it 2 or 3 times. Very well done.

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