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So glad QF never bought those noisy 777s

So glad QF never bought those noisy 777s

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Old Apr 5, 17, 9:39 pm
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I always wear noise cancelling earphones on the entire flight of a 777. My favorite is the 748 - front cabin - LH in F - so quiet you think the engines were turned off. A380 is real nice as well - one reason it is some popular with passengers.
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Old Apr 6, 17, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
Never noticed that any of the 777 (200/200ER/200LR/300/300ER) was more noticeably more noisy than other aircrafts. It's IMO a little more noisier than newly designed aircrafts (A350/A380/787), but it's definitely not much louder.
If you fly back-to-back with another aircraft you notice. I've flown 777 and connected to an A330 and the other way on the return. The difference is HUGE!
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Old Feb 11, 19, 1:53 pm
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In this cabin walk-around video you can hear the extreme noice from A/C. It is a parked aircraft! No engine sound, no movement noise from outside just the A/C system. Unbelievable. Only in the front section before doors 2 it seems to be a bit more silent and in the middle of the of Economy cabin. I haved noticed over and over on my flights with 777Ws and even asked cabin crew if it is only feeling disturbed. Nobody really admits the problem and hundred of these planes are sold. Typical airline industry problem. I love the 777 for many aspects but the noise is sometimes unbearable if you want to sleep.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Donegal View Post
I love the 777 for many aspects but the noise is sometimes unbearable if you want to sleep.
Isn't this the kind of noise which earplugs are pretty good at keeping out?

Certainly, the 380 is quieter. This allows me to hear the galley chatter so much more clearly, and that is noise that is much better at preventing me from getting to sleep.

I do have a different complaint about the 777, though. A problem to which I was first alerted by a cabin crew friend. Nosebleed city.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 5:24 pm
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Agreed - 777 is unbearable loud for sleep.

Though I think the last time I travelled one it was in F on SQ so it wasn't too bad
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Old Feb 12, 19, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
I do have a different complaint about the 777, though. A problem to which I was first alerted by a cabin crew friend. Nosebleed city.
Your body gets used to it and after a while the nosebleeds stop. The 747 is the one that gets me now.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
I do have a different complaint about the 777, though. A problem to which I was first alerted by a cabin crew friend. Nosebleed city.
Due to the dry air that someone upthread noted, or something else?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by deeruck View Post
Due to the dry air that someone upthread noted, or something else?
I believe it's the dry air.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
I believe it's the dry air.
Has to be the humidity. It wouldn’t be cabin altitude since that is consistent with other aircraft (except the 737 which usually is a much higher cabin altitude).
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Old Yesterday, 3:21 pm
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I'm in agreement. The 777 is noisier in the cabin than the 380 to a considerable degree, although I need earplugs to sleep on both planes.
It also has very dry air which causes the nosebleeds and headaches, which is particularly bad on longer (e.g. West Coast USA) flights. You need to drink a lot
of water to counteract this!
I definitely prefer the 747 over the 777 on all routes.
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Old Yesterday, 7:57 pm
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Reminded of this

Originally Posted by DullesJason View Post
]777s can be VERY loud. Even some of the newer models.

Someone once told me:

- A340 engines are like hairdryers.

- B777 engines are like coffee-grinders.

This is particularly noticeable right after push-back when the pilots fire up the B777's mighty beasts.

Luckily if you are sitting in the front cabins of the aircraft it's less of a hindrance, but still... it's one of those things I like about the A330 and especially the A340/380: they're really silent compared to B777/747.
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