777-300 vs. A330-300

Old Nov 7, 18, 6:52 am
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777-300 vs. A330-300

My first time flying Swiss. I have an option to fly either of the above mentioned planes. Suggestions on which to choose?
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Old Nov 7, 18, 7:00 am
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Route and Class would be important inputs to get proper advice.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by airoli View Post
Route and Class would be important inputs to get proper advice.
I agree...
ORD - ZRH
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Old Nov 7, 18, 8:56 am
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in Y: A330 every day. Miss me with this 10 abreast horror.(A330 has no usb or electricity though)
In J: B77W, much newer and nicer product. Try to get a throne seat in the small forward cabin, preferably 4A.
In F: Not a great difference, but B77W is newer and offers more space. Hence B77W takes the lead there.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 9:11 am
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Thanks for the info!
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Old Nov 7, 18, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by Nick Art View Post
in Y: A330 every day. Miss me with this 10 abreast horror.(A330 has no usb or electricity though)
In J: B77W, much newer and nicer product. Try to get a throne seat in the small forward cabin, preferably 4A.
In F: Not a great difference, but B77W is newer and offers more space. Hence B77W takes the lead there.
Just beware that OP is a first time LX flyer and his/her profile shows no *A status, so will not have access to the “throne” seats in C, unless still available at OLCI.

Also, there are more solo seats in the A333 that are available for non-elite pax to reserve.

That said, the B77W C seat has more storage and privacy than the A333 C seat, but the B77W seat has a hard piece at the bottom of the back cushion that I felt when the seat was full flat, Not sure if this was a one-off or an issue with all B77W C seats as I have only a very small sample of C flights in this plane, having benefited from quite a few op ups....
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Old Nov 7, 18, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by MichielR View Post
Just beware that OP is a first time LX flyer and his/her profile shows no *A status, so will not have access to the “throne” seats in C, unless still available at OLCI.
This has not been true for quite some while.
https://www.swiss.com/ch/en/book/swi...e/privacy-seat
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Old Nov 7, 18, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by bawm View Post
This has not been true for quite some while.
https://www.swiss.com/ch/en/book/swi...e/privacy-seat
You’re right, I should have said “free access” indeed.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Nick Art View Post
in Y: A330 every day. Miss me with this 10 abreast horror.(A330 has no usb or electricity though)
In J: B77W, much newer and nicer product. Try to get a throne seat in the small forward cabin, preferably 4A.
In F: Not a great difference, but B77W is newer and offers more space. Hence B77W takes the lead there.
I concur and would go for the b777 in J without any doubt: more privacy (whether in throne seats or regular seats), larger touch IFE screens, up-to-date look (versus outdated look in the a330). This being said, the 777 is not less noisy than the 330. And LX does not supply ANR headsets. I would advise to bring your own.

The mini cabin is a good choice for red eye flights. For daytime flights, I personnally prefer the volume of a larger cabin.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 10:49 pm
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777 in F offers more privacy and better screens than A330 in F.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 3:59 am
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Except for Y, where 10-abreast on the 777 is simply torture, I would just go for the flight with the most convenient schedule, as the J and F products are not so different that the difference would make me go out of my way to get one and/or avoid the other.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 5:40 am
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having flown both in J and Y, Id take the A330 anyday over the 777 in both cabins, especially in Y where the 777 is 3-4-3
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I‘d take the A333 as the 77W is a noisy sucker...
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Old Nov 19, 18, 2:14 am
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I‘d take the A333 as the 77W is a noisy sucker...
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Old Jan 2, 19, 2:14 pm
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How does the soft product compare ex-ZRH? I am similarly debating a330 versus 777 as I can do ZRH->ORD->YYZ (777) or ZRH-YUL-YTZ (a330).
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