|Quoting CXB77L (Reply 87):|
The above statement implies, to me, that(a) All 777s are like that; and(b) All 777s should be avoidedThat is a gross generalisation of what is ultimately the subjective opinion of each individual passenger.
Well, I don't think that was what I said, and it wasn't what I meant.
I can see by your signature that you are a 777-fanboy, so I'll try to be a little less generalising
True, not all 777s are like that, but 80-something percent of all new delivered 77W uses the infamous 3-4-3 config.
So when you see a 77W on your itenary or when you book a ticket, you know you will most likely have a tight and uncomfortable journey ahead of you. That's a reason, for me, to avoid 777s (depending on airline).
And unlike you, I have endured a flight on a 3-4-3- equipped 777 in Y (actually 4 times), and it has by far been the worst flights I have ever been on. After the last HKG
flight on SU
, I have wowed to myself never to fly on a 3-4-3 777 again.
Reason for singling out 777s is because they right now are the tool for airlines to make Y-travel worse than ever. "The race to the bottom" has been mentioned and the 77W is IMHO the symbol of that right now, as the 787 will probably also be with it's 9-across config, and the A350 after that.
Speaking as an aviation enthusiast, I have a soft spot for the 777 which I find to be an extremely good looking aircraft.
It's safetyrecord also speaks for itself.
The 777 is a beast.
but for a pax I find it to be a menace.