The777Man
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KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:55 am

Date: 10 November 2007
Route: London (LHR) – Nairobi (NBO)
Distance: 4243mi
Flight: KQ 101
Flight Time: 7:37h
Dep. Time: 18:49
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200/ER
Registration: 5Y-KQT
Dep. Gate: 404
Seat: 29J

I made my way to Terminal 4 as soon as I arrived from BOM on 9W (see separate trip report). I had purchased a ticket online but was told I had to pick up a paper ticket in person at the counter at LHR so I went directly to the transfer desk for Kenya Airways and is handled by KLM. The guy there told me it was too early and to be back at about 13:00. I did a lot of spotting and eventually got my boarding pass at around 15:00, about four hours before the flight. The ticket would actually be given to me at boarding time. I did some more spotting before heading to the gate about 90 minutes before departure.

Boarding started at about 40 minutes before departure but it didn’t seem very crowded and was fairly orderly. The flight was little over half full about 65 % or so with only a few center seats open. I had a person next to me but the aisle seat was open. Even when the door had closed, I had ask the guy to move to the aisle to give us both more space….

All signs were in English and Swahili. The seat was comfortable and had nice legroom. The screen was a bit small but about the same as Air France or British Airways. The seat pocket was much larger than normal which was nice. We pushed back about ten minutes early and had a short taxi for departure. During taxi the safety video played and it was an animation and it was a bit different. Fireworks could also be seen here and there while taxing, I guess a lot of Indians live near Heathrow (celebrating Devali) ? I also noted that most passengers on the flight were not from Africa but mostly British and Americans.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/AI9WandKQrtw032.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/AI9WandKQrtw033.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/AI9WandKQrtw035.jpg

Take off was to the west and a drink service started about 30 minutes after take off. Most off the flight attendants were male and were very easy going. Their uniforms were okay and had some African color combinations in them. I tried a Kenyan beer called Tusker and asked for Coca Cola and got two small bottles to go with the mixed nuts. No menus were given out but shortly thereafter, dinner was served and I had lamb curry with steamed rice and it was very, very good.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/AI9WandKQrtw036.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/AI9WandKQrtw038.jpg

The inflight entertainment options were a bit limited and not AVOD. There were ten channels and the movies started every ten minutes and you could request to be reminded when the movie started next. Very nice feature! There was an Airshow map but no videogames or outside camera. There was no remote control and all controls for the system was in the armrest. Very simple but okay. Lights were not dimmed for at least an hour or so after dinner even though most people were trying to sleep. Lights were dimmed eventually but no mood lightning; just dimmed lights.

I watched The Contract with Morgan Freeman and after that decided to get some sleep. The pillows were very thin and having to sleep upright made it difficult to sleep but I still managed get about 90 minutes of shut eye.

Breakfast was served about 90 minutes before arrival and I was a bit hungry so I managed to finish most of it before I took the picure….The tea was way too strong and not great. It also took a long time, 30 minutes or more before the flight attendants had collected the trays which was a bit too long in my opinion.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/AI9WandKQrtw039.jpg

We eventually made it up to 37 000 feet and descent started only about 20 minutes before arrival. Ir had rained in the morning before our arrival it was only about 60 F outside, probably because of the high altitude. Also to note that even though the terminal had jet bridges, we parked right next to one but deplaned thru stairs and walked a few feet to go up stairs in to the terminal. I noticed later in the day that this was a common practice for the Kenya Airways flights but Virgin Atlantic and British Airways used the jet bridges. Only on KQ flight (from AMS) used jet bridge and only to deplane. For departure at the same gate later, stairs were again used….

To sum it up, it was a nice flight and the flight attendants were nice and offered nice service.

That completes my 777 flying for now. I have flown on all 41 carriers’ 777s that have had them in scheduled service. I hope to fly on QR 77W in about two weeks from now. After that I will take a break with 777 flying for about two years. Next year I will focus on getting my website together again.

Trip report will follow from the QR 77W trip as well.

The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:07 am



Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
That completes my 777 flying for now. I have flown on all 41 carriers’ 777s that have had them in scheduled service

amazing!

great report!! lol but already noted that mostly the breakfast is eaten before the picture was taken  Smile

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:03 am



Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
That completes my 777 flying for now. I have flown on all 41 carriers’ 777s that have had them in scheduled service. I hope to fly on QR 77W in about two weeks from now. After that I will take a break with 777 flying for about two years. Next year I will focus on getting my website together again.

That is quite an accomplishment to fly on all 41 carriers with the 777. But what will you do for the 2 years you take a break from 777 flying?
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:51 am



Quoting Triple7man (Reply 2):
But what will you do for the 2 years you take a break from 777 flying?



Quoting The777Man:
After that I will take a break with 777 flying for about two years. Next year I will focus on getting my website together again.

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:06 am

Hi Lars,

congratulations to your success of flying "all" 777 airlines!
Looking forward to your QR report!

And good luck for the work on your renewed website!
Will you extend the "My 777 flights"-section with some pics?

If you have any questions feel free to contact me!

GreetZ,
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:03 pm

Very nice TR and pics.... The last time I flew KQ was LHR-ATH on an A310 !!! A long time ago !!!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I had lamb curry with steamed rice and it was very, very good.

Haha they still serve that. I do remember that KQ did serve a good lamb curry !!! Nice to know they still do it. They used to have menu cards also.
Thanks for the report

OA260

[Edited 2007-11-16 06:04:12]
 
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:56 pm

Nice TR, again. Seems like you enjoy the 777, of course, your name says it all.

Was the quantity of food enough on the flight?? Looks like a pretty small serving to me. How would you compare this flight to 9W and AI, in other words, which one was the best? From what i have read, my guess is AI.

QR 77W is going to replace the A346 on the DOH-IAD route, if i am not mistaken!!!??!!

Well then, you will be at my home base airport-IAD

Good luck, looking forward to reading about that trip in a few weeks  Smile
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:34 pm

Great report, Lars!

I really like KQ's seat design, quite different from the standard. And once again, the food looks very tasty...


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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:58 pm

Nice TR.

The pics are good.

Really amazing that you has flown with all 777 carriers. How long did it take for you to fly with all 777 carriers?? And will you in the future when more airlines gets the 777 continue with this???

Thank you for sharing.

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:34 pm

very nice trip report. I think this is the first Kenya Airways trip report I've read.
Thank you very much for that!!!
 
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:08 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 8):
How long did it take for you to fly with all 777 carriers?? And will you in the future when more airlines gets the 777 continue with this???

I have been doing this for about ten years. I first completed flying all carriers' 777 after I flew AirEurope's 777 in Jul02 but then new carriers get them and I fall behind.

Will try for QR 77W in about two weeks but then will concentrate on my website and do the ultimate 777 trip in Oct/Nov 09; Round The World thru all six continents all on 777s.

Thanks again for your comments!

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:19 pm



Quoting JMO-777 (Reply 4):
Will you extend the "My 777 flights"-section with some pics?

Yes, plan to have my trip reports on there as well.

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:31 pm

Nice interiors. However their safety record with 2 accidents in West Africa scares me.
 
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:15 pm

Another great report, always a good read.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
you could request to be reminded when the movie started next. Very nice feature!

- That's a pretty good idea.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Breakfast was served about 90 minutes before arrival and I was a bit hungry so I managed to finish most of it before I took the picure….

- So I see, what did you get?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
That completes my 777 flying for now

- Shame, though QR is the last new operator - for now........

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I have flown on all 41 carriers’ 777s that have had them in scheduled service

- Just amazing, that's dedication!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I hope to fly on QR 77W in about two weeks from now.

- Great, look forward to it.

Regards

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:50 pm



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):


- So I see, what did you get?

Thanks for reminding me!

I had a two croissants and a piece of bread. Nice but noting special.

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:08 pm



Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
but then will concentrate on my website and do the ultimate 777 trip in Oct/Nov 09; Round The World thru all six continents all on 777s.

Wow, what a great trip that will be.

Will we see a TR  Wink
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:06 am

Hello

Thanks for flying KQ's 777. I attended the original launch at Nairobi airport and the plane looked massive! Now that you've flown on all airlines operating the T7, what aircraft model do you have next in your mind to achieve the same feat? Are you also monitoring the 777 order book to identify new carriers?
 
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:15 am

I flew this same flight in July....loads were far higher because of the summer "leisure" traffic.

Not a bad flight at all as far as I was concerned.
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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:10 pm



Quoting 5YKQW (Reply 16):
Now that you've flown on all airlines operating the T7, what aircraft model do you have next in your mind to achieve the same feat? Are you also monitoring the 777 order book to identify new carriers?

This has taken me 10 years to complete and have no plans to start trying to fly on another aircraft model. This is crazy enough. There are still more carriers getting 777s so I'll be busy with this for a while. Yes, I do monitor orders for the 777 closely. I had a website about the 777 and it's not working properly right now but will try to fix it.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 15):
Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
but then will concentrate on my website and do the ultimate 777 trip in Oct/Nov 09; Round The World thru all six continents all on 777s.

Wow, what a great trip that will be.

Will we see a TR

Yes, will definatly do a trip report for the whole 777 RTW trip. But it will not happen for about two years.....

Take Care

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RE: KQ 777 LHR-NBO 10Nov07

Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:00 am

Another excellent 777 TR. I have always heard good things about KQ.

Pictures are great as always.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I hope to fly on QR 77W

Looking forward to it!

Regards,
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