chicago757
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First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:03 am

Yesterday was my first time ever on a 777! I was aboard UA 244 heavy from DEN - ORD. I flew from SAN to DEN returing home to Chicago, but booked the connection flight just to get on that thing. What a machine. Smooth landing and everything! Oh and...props to United for Channel 9 on the headset. What an excellent feature to have to be able to listen to ATC. Every airline should do that if they have the armrest headsets....don't you agree!! Take care everyone.

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:08 am

I remember listening to CH 9 overflying ORD - frightened the s**t outta me Sad
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CV580Freak
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:10 am

My first flight on a 777 was BAH/DXB on EK, only a 40 minute flight so just about enough time to read the newspaper, quaff your drink and swallow down your samosa  Smile
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:13 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
I remember listening to CH 9 overflying ORD - frightened the s**t outta me

Hehe, Why?

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:17 am

I've never heard ATC guys talking so fast or handling so many flights, I looked out of the window and there were planes wizzing everywhere below us Sad
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brokenrecord
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:28 am

Heh, my first flight on a 777 was with UA too... IAD-DEN

Next 777 flight was also on UA, but this time IAD-LAX in C...  Smile
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:34 am

My first 777 flight was on BA TPA-LGW. We were up front in row 1 C&D (the 2 middle seats up in 1st class in the 1st row). I remember being AMAZED at how quiet this plane was! It barely made any noise up front! Incredible machine indeed Big grin

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:44 pm

My first flight on a 777 was about 3 months ago on SQ282, a 772 from AKL-SIN. Smooth flight but I have to say I still prefer the 744 Big grin
 
AmericanB763ER
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:51 am

I have completed my first 777 - flight a month ago (AA79 LGW - DFW) sitting in 21J - right above the wing. Just loved the sound of those RR's.



My first post here besides  biggrin 

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:11 am

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 7):
Smooth flight but I have to say I still prefer the 744

744 rocks in F/C especially. Been on gazillions of 777s, and IMHO they are rather loud in front of the engines.
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:39 am

Hi!

I flew 777 from AMS to KIX on late April with KL and I was very pleased with the flight! I think the 777 is a great airplane, confortable and with KL I also enjoyed the IFE and the amazing crew we had!
But if for some of you the 744 rocks.... well the MD11 is rock-and-roll!!!!
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Transtar
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:03 am

I have only flown the 777 twice.

First time was Air France IAD-CDG and return on a trip to Israel in 1999. Very nice plane and great service.

Second time was on British Airways IAD-LHR and return on my second trip to Israel in 2004. Kudos to BA, as the flight was quite nice.

I had hoped to fly the ANA 777 from IAD-NRT and return, but ended up getting booked on United through SFO and ORD on 744s.

I can't decide whether I like the 777 or 744 better. It seems you have more space in coach in a 747, despite the increased number of seats across, largely due to the virtually vertical sidewalls and high ceilings. However, the cabin architecture and PTVs have their definite advantages.

TranStar
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:54 pm

I was very lucky, my first flight on a 777 was on UA IAD-ORD on day one of passenger service by any airline. The very first flight was LHR-IAD but ours was the first US departure and domestic flight, got a nice certificate from UA and ceremonies at both ends. At IAD about 2 hours before departure the aircraft was available for tours, even had displays on the ramp. A great experience I believe in 1994. I have since flown about 5 other 777 flights on UA plus BA,DL,and SQ !

The highlight of my 777 experiences and always will be was making the run out to SEA to watch/take video/experience the maiden flight at PAE, of Boeing 7771 heavy, what a great experience seeing the first takeoff, landing, and even listening on the scanner on the Boeing freq hearing the crew, chase plane, and ground crew go thru things like raising the gear for the first time, just amazing and unforgettable !

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:03 am

My first flight on the 772 was between DFW-LGW. I remember it like yesterday. The 777 is by far my favorite plan and I was just amazed with the "flight map"
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:24 am

My first 777 flight was with UA from LHR>EWR many moons ago...........

Whilst it is a superb machine, as Lari (Lufthansa747) said, ahead of the engines she is a noisy bird, for that reason I prefer the A330 & A340, from a pax point of view they are far quieter.

Glad you enjoyed the flight though.

Rgds

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:48 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 7):
Smooth flight but I have to say I still prefer the 744

Same here.

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 9):
744 rocks in F/C especially. Been on gazillions of 777s, and IMHO they are rather loud in front of the engines.

I don't fly F/C, but I agree that the 747 is preferable to the 777 for noise in coach as well.
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chrisjake
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:21 am

i have enjoyed my B772 flights. have been on UAL ORD-LAX and DAL ATL-LAX and both were quite nice. gotta love those seatback screens in coach!


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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:50 am

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
ahead of the engines she is a noisy bird, for that reason I prefer the A330 & A340, from a pax point of view they are far quieter.

I second that.

Furthermore in Eco, the 2-4-2 config of Airbusses is far superior to the 3-3-3 config of the 777.
Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:49 am

Quoting TGV (Reply 17):
3-3-3 config of the 777.

2-5-2 on AA/UA CO/DL follow the 3-3-3 though, TMK.
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Adam T.
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:16 pm

My first 777 flight was on Air France ATL-CDG. While I did think the plane was great I have to say it was the most uncomfortable flight of my life. I never before been so cramped in a plane.

I did find the 747-400 to be much roomier when I flew on it for the first time to Auckland back in June.

Adam
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:25 am

Mt first 777 ride was with AA BOS-LHR Business Class about 4 years ago in with Winter. Along with a CDG bound AA flight we were the only AA flights to Lleave BOS due to a heavy snowstorm. Flight was good riding up front as the service was really good due to AA having $$$ back then.

Cheers from BDL,
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:39 am

I've been lucky enough to fly the 777 on the following routes:

ORD-LHR
LHR-SFO
SEA-DEN

all of these flights were on UA. Hopefully I'll get to use the 777 again soon, hopefully next summer on DL.
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:56 am

Quoting TranStar (Reply 11):
I can't decide whether I like the 777 or 744 better.

Neither can I. I would try by saying that I love the 747 most as a plane, but I slightly prefer flying on the 777. I have been on a couple of trips that involved switching from one to the other with the same carrier, and the 777 appeared brighter, with more space per passenger. But we're talking about two magnificent planes. No need to decide.
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:56 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
I remember listening to CH 9 overflying ORD - frightened the s**t outta me

I remember flying out of ATL on United once and when another pilot wasn't following the order to go to a higher flight level the controller suggested that the pilot pull back on the stick as he (the controller) learned in flight school when the pilot asked how to get to the higher level. I don't remember the airline involved but I laughed and cringed at the same time.

My first trip on a 777 was Delta from ATL to MCO in BizElite. Brand new plane loaded with tourists going to the Mouse House. I remember a little French kid who wouldn't stop screaming at his dad and then punched the stewardess. I wish they would have kicked him off the plane.
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:02 pm

My first 777 flight was in 2002, CO EWR-TLV.
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:59 am

My first 777 flight was in late October 2004 on Asiana Airlines from SFO to ICN. One of my all time favorite flights.
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:31 am

Glad you had a nice flight. My first B777 flight was in December 2003, and since then I have been on seven 777 flights, all with Singapore Airlines. I prefer traveling on the B777 slightly more than the B744, but you still can't beat the upper deck of the B744!

Cheers,
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:24 pm

How does that original posting even remotely qualify as a Trip Report?!??!
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:36 pm

I love 777 flights. Here is a list of my flights:

EK LHR-DBX-KHI in 7/2000
EK KHI-DBX-LHR in 8/2000
AA ORD-DFW in 12/2000
EK KHI-DBX-KHI in 8/2003 (My Flight from LHR-DBX-KHI was A330)
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:02 pm

Quoting NZ747 (Reply 26):
How does that original posting even remotely qualify as a Trip Report?!??!

More like a statement of trip.

Anyway since we're talking about our 777 experiences then my first was on AA, LAX-MIA on 1/1/2003.

The second was JFK-LHR on G-YMMN (BA 772 with Trent 800s) in J.

And those have been the only two!
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:03 pm

Quoting F27XXX (Reply 27):
How does that original posting even remotely qualify as a Trip Report?!??!

Welcome to airliners.net... Articulate and detailed reports about Iranian 707s or full of original pictures get few visitors and reactions while this one... need I say anything more?
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:33 am

Only two 777 experiences for me to.
2003 UA LAX-IAD-AMS
2004 KL AMS-GRU-AMS

Looking forward for more.
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:17 am

Well I guess I outta share my first 777 experience. I flew the short DEN-SFO flight and I got the crew rest seats! Its not first class but it was definitely more comfortable than the standard economy. To end the flight, we parked in the international terminal as our 777 was going on to Osaka! Good times.  Big grin
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:34 pm

My first B777-236ER flight was a month ago when I flew LGW-ATL on BA 2226. It was a really great flight. I really love the 777's. But my favorite aircraft is still A343 and A333.  Smile
 
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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:18 pm

You gotta love the 777. My all time favourite aircraft  bigthumbsup 

Thanks,


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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:17 am

My first 777 flight was on G-VIIP from TPA-LGW, then G-VIIO the following year back to TPA. I love the B777, prefer the B747 however I think its easier to sleep on the B777 as it seems to be a lot quieter.

I remember I spent most of my B777 flight looking at the massive GE90 engines!!

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:28 am

My first flight on a 777 was on UA too! SFO-DEN-ORD all the way on 777 metal.

Both the 777 and 744 have very spots in my heart - therefore I will be on 744's JNB-SYD-JNB and JNB-IAD-JNB in about a month's time and 777's from ORD-DEN-SFO.


Rgds

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RE: First Trip On A 777!

Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:38 pm

My only 777 flights were:

Sat 1st Feb 2003: AA131 LHR-JFK on N754AN

and

Fri 7th Feb 2003: AA100 JFK-LHR, also on N754AN

Loved every aspect of it and remember it like it was yesterday.

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