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Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:52 pm

Date: 16-17 August 2007
Flight: YYZ-LHR
Airline/flight no.: Air Canada AC856
Aircraft: Boeing 777-333/ER
Reg: C-FITW
Schedule: 18:40 – 06:25+1 (local)
ATD/ATA: 18:44 – 06:27+1 (local)
Seat: 24K


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Arrival at YYZ’s Terminal 1
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Check-in desk in section K for London flights

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Overview of US and domestic section of T1 after passing though security
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T1 International departure lounge and shops
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Terminal 1 International departures
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Lufthansa A340-600 D-AIHK LH471 to Frankfurt, I flew on this a/c a few months back MUC-PVG
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Gate 173, my plane for London – B777-333ER C-FITW, still being prepared for the flight
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Seating area at gate 173
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Boarding AC856, boarding began with Executive First and pax with children, followed by economy pac from the rear of the aircraft. I had seat 24K meaning I was the last group to be called for boarding.
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My seat for the next 7hrs …wishing it could be longer!

View from my seat, another AC 773ER, this one is going to Paris.
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Push-back at 18:44, only 4 mins behind schedule
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Taxiing to runway 23, passing by AC 767-300ER, this one is bound for Munich
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and an AC A340-300 in Star Alliance colours at the domestic pier
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YYZ terminal 3 is A310 heaven, 3 of them here, 2x Air Transat, 1x SATA
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...passing by Terminal 3
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…passing by an ELAL 767-200ER parked by the Air Canada hangers. This arrives as flight LY103 from TLV at 06:20 and doesn’t depart again until 21:40 as LY104 back to TLV.
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…2 Air Canada ERJ-190s
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…some nice classics here – DHL DC-8-73F N806DH, Flair 727-281(Adv)F C-FLHJ
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Lineup for runway 23 departure
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Looking back the way we came
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DHL DC-8-73F N806DH
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Lining up on runway 23
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Video of the departure

Banking to fly North-Easterly shortly after take-off to head out for the trans-Atlantic flight
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View of the YYZ
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Downtown Toronto in the distance, just behind the wing
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Climbing out over the outskirts of Toronto
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The IFE has started! Nice system however a bit slow and quite a few things didn’t work yet. Most unfortunately the map was not working. The games also didn’t work and nor did the USB port next to the screen. They did have a good program about their XM (Xtreme Makeover) project, and showed how an A320 was gutted out and refitted with the new interior.
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Dinner – choice of Beef lasagne and Lemon chicken, I chose the chicken.
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View of the cabin from my seat (24K), this is the first cabin of economy class, the smallest one.
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The sun is setting behind us as we make our way Eastwards
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The lavatory, nothing special really, quite spacious though

Some cabin shots
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Nice lighting on the 77W, it cycles green, blue, lilac, pink
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An hour before landing breakfast arrives
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My seat – 24K, seat J in the middle was empty creating a nice storage space.

Sunrise as we approach London, some views from my seat
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Nice reflection on the engine
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Descending into London
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Nice view of the Thames, looking towards the Thames estury
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Passing over central London and London Eye
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On finals to LHR
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Video of the landing
Passing LHRs new control tower

T3 at 06:26, this isn’t JFK or DFW is it?
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Arriving at Terminal 3 gate 29. On-blocks at 06:27, only 2 minutes behind schedule.
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Passing though the Executive First cabin getting off the plane. These seats actually look quite narrow and would really cause a neck-ache if you wanted to look out the window …maybe I’m just jealous I didn’t get to sit there.
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Quick visit to the cockpit, complete with EFB, very nice
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That’s AC856 complete, will be back on its way to Canada in a few hours.
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The end
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:07 pm

Nice report, and great pictures too!
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:09 pm

Hi!

Very nice report on AC brand new 773ER. I feel that AC product is very nice on Economy! The plane looks awesome and the seats look very nice too. Regarding the IFE, did you have a command or was it touch-screen type? The meals also look tasty and with good quality.
I was very surprised to see how YYZ changed....last time I was there was in November 2003 and surely this airport looks really nice indeed.
I hope to return to Canada next year and if that happens I try to find a way to fly with AC.
Thanks for sharing your report.
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:43 pm

Nice TR and pics. AC 777-300ER deffo looks like a nice machine.

Thanks for sharing

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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:58 am

Fantastic pictures! Thank you for sharing.

The interior lighting that changes color seems like it would be a bit strange & distracting although interesting. I would love to fly in one of the new AC 777's, but I'll have to settle for just getting a good photo of one when I visit family in Toronto next month.

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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:34 am

Very very nice report. I loves the pictures. I love that interior lighting. Them 777s hella sexy birds. Big grin

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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:01 am

Nice report. Love the pictures.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:25 am

Very good pictures, and a nice trip report. Having just had a pretty poor experience on one of AC's A333s in Executive First, your Economy flight looks appealing on the 77W!
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:55 am

It seems that their Y product is quite good. Great pictures.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:14 am

Great TR!

The new AC 77W seem to be really nice  Smile
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:24 am

CV990,
The IFE was a touch screen AVOD system, it had around 28 movies, I think about 4 in each category: Hollywood, Classics, AvantGarde, World, French and Canadian plus many other programs and a good selection of music albums and radio channels to listen to.
Another good thing about ACs new IFE system is that there are no IFE boxes under the seats reducing legroom, its all hidden under the floor.

The IFE on the non XMed 767-300ER I flew LHR-YYZ with was still using the projector screen, showing 2 movies and no map, so this is a BIG improvement.

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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:57 pm

Very good trip report and pictures!!! Those different color lighting effects in the cabin look really cool.
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:55 pm

Great TR, some excellent photos. Hoping to fly with AC on the 777 next year, looking forward to it!

Quoting 22886 (Thread starter):
Nice system however a bit slow and quite a few things didn’t work yet. Most unfortunately the map was not working. The games also didn’t work and nor did the USB port next to the screen.

It seems that this has been a problem with many of the 777 for AC since delivery. Are they just teething problems or a more serious problem with the system?
 
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Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting Boeing77W (Reply 12):
It seems that this has been a problem with many of the 777 for AC since delivery. Are they just teething problems or a more serious problem with the system?

I wonder if they do not work as opposed to just not being offered. I flew in 2 AC E175's last winter with the same AVOD system and those options did not work then either. I heard through an A.net forum that the map/games were planned for future expansion of the system.

As for the USB port, no idea - I didn't have anything to plug into it.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:57 am

Shame about the bandwith exceeded messages, hopefully I'll get to see the pictures soon.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:05 am

sorry about some of the photos not showing, sorting out the bandwith problem at the moment so pics should be back up within the next few days.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:27 am

The bandwidth problem has been sorted out, photos are back up! Again, I hope you enjoy the TR and photos, comments are always welcome. thanks

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Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:07 am

This is one of my favorite TR's in this website and therefore, I'm starring it so I can go over it several times! I want to fly AC!
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:24 pm

Whoa this is the best trip report every, just how I like them; more pictures and less words making you feel part of the experience. Hopefully we get these birds in LAX so it could go to SYD whenever that is approved. I could just imagine boarding this flight. I was sad when the company retired the 747 but the 777 look better.
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:29 am

Quoting 22886 (Thread starter):
Passing though the Executive First cabin getting off the plane. These seats actually look quite narrow and would really cause a neck-ache if you wanted to look out the window …maybe I’m just jealous I didn’t get to sit there.

You do not exaggerate the window viewing situation.

I was lucky enough to tour C-FITL when it was delivered to AC in YUL some months ago. I gave the new executive first seat a good test drive and my only complaint was the lack of window viewing. Not only is the seat angled away from the window, the seat assembly incorporates a 'wall' that serves to block the window almost entirely. When sitting fully upright, window viewing is very difficult, requires an unnatural posture, and is largely obstructed. In a reclined position the view is a bit less obstructed but not enough to really enjoy ... and it still requires an unnatural posture.

I fully realize most people who fly in this class couldn't care less, but I thought I'd mention it.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:40 am

Awesome pics....What camera and settings if i may ask??
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:33 pm

I used a KonicaMinolta 5D and a Sony W70 for these photos. To be honest the P setting was used for most of the pics, used manual exposure settings for the cabin shots.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:52 pm

Really great report, love all the pics. A lot better than the last time I flew AC on an ancient 767. Well done again
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:03 am

Fantastic shots!!! Great report. I loved it. I can't wait to fly it this winter from YYC-LHR (if they still keep it on that route).

How was your trip ?

Regards,

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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:15 am

If you want to look at the window in Executive First (XM), the best thing to do is to select a middle seat, and you can view multiple windows at once without turning your head. It feels very strange watching the takeoff go sideways.

Despite the mixed reviews I've heard, I found them to be very comfortable.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:02 am

Great Pictures!!! Nice reoport!!!
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri May 09, 2008 8:41 pm

Nice report, liked the pictures, good job!

I like the new seat fabric colours, a vast improvement over that nasty green colour they used in the past.

Quoting 22886 (Thread starter):
Passing though the Executive First cabin getting off the plane. These seats actually look quite narrow and would really cause a neck-ache if you wanted to look out the window …maybe I’m just jealous I didn’t get to sit there.

- I don't like these kind of seat plans, I do like to look out of my window where possible. Regardless of class, there is nothing like having a good window view and a glass of wine, priceless!

Regards

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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Fri May 09, 2008 8:57 pm

What are the loads like to non-rev during August and September for example, thats when I get the benefits for ZED fares.
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Sat May 10, 2008 4:49 pm

Very nice trip report.
The pictures were great. Thanks a lot for sharing.
The seats look nice and comfy aswell.

Kind Regards
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Mon May 12, 2008 12:41 am

Excellent Trip report. The amount of pics make it really good. Thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: Photo Report Air Canada 777-300ER YYZ-LHR Economy

Mon May 12, 2008 1:36 pm

really great report. Beautiful aircraft internally and externally. U were lucky to get the cockpit picture also.

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