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25th anniversary of the first 777-222 delivery to United

25th anniversary of the first 777-222 delivery to United

Old May 14, 20, 1:02 pm
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25th anniversary of the first 777-222 delivery to United

May 15 will be the 25th anniversary of the first 777 delivery. United was the launch customer of the 777 and N777UA, the 7th 777 ever built was delivered to UAL on May 15, 1995. It would enter service later on June 7, 1995 LHR-IAD. N777UA is still flying today, but with an uncertain future due to the Coronavirus pandemic.






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Old May 14, 20, 1:12 pm
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Is it INTL or HD domestic configuration these days?

My first experience with the 777 was EWR-LHR in 1996. 2-5-2 in Y, after dinner liqueur bottles offered to me in Y, in seat IFE with rubbery feel control buttons. Very cool experience for my young self.
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Old May 14, 20, 1:14 pm
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...and today Delta announced they’re retiring their 777s this year.
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Old May 14, 20, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
Is it INTL or HD domestic configuration these days?

My first experience with the 777 was EWR-LHR in 1996. 2-5-2 in Y, after dinner liqueur bottles offered to me in Y, in seat IFE with rubbery feel control buttons. Very cool experience for my young self.
It’s in HD Domestic configuration. Makes a lot of Hawaii flights
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Old May 14, 20, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL757222 View Post
May 15 will be the 25th anniversary of the first 777 delivery. United was the launch customer of the 777 and N777UA, the 7th 777 ever built was delivered to UAL on May 15, 1995. It would enter service later on June 7, 1995 LHR-IAD. N777UA is still flying today, but with an uncertain future due to the Coronavirus pandemic.






I remember sitting on a EI flight to Dublin from LHR the morning that it made its maiden landing and the pilot pulling over to watch it go by and give some background commentary ..... does not seem that long along , then I look at my recently married daughter and realize it was
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I grew up on the 747-400 and 777-200 on united. I remember the first time I saw that huge 777 engine outside of the window - it looked massive. The 777 always felt more state of the art than the 747-400, so when I was on it I felt like I was on the best, even if the 744 made me feel like I was on a "real airliner".

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Old May 14, 20, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tuolumne View Post
I remember the first time I saw that huge 777 engine outside of the window - it looked massive.
Yes!

Later I saw a documentary about it where they stress test it by tossing massive snow/ice chunks at the engine. Impressive!
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Old May 14, 20, 2:30 pm
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My first 777 flight was ORD-DEN in 1996 or thereabouts. I just remember how big it was and futuristic looking it was, with the PTVs at every seat. The screw driver tail cone was also so neat.
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Old May 14, 20, 2:31 pm
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My first 777 flight was Continental EWR-NRT in October 1999 for my honeymoon. We were in the first row right-hand side, business class barcaloungers.
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Old May 14, 20, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by tuolumne View Post
II remember the first time I saw that huge 777 engine outside of the window - it looked massive.
It is massive. The GE90 had the largest fan diameter until they came out with the 9X for the 777X.
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She's a beauty (and looked much better in United rising...)

Anyways, I expect these (in particular the 77As) will be gone soon. 777 is a lot of airplane, particularly in the new covid world. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if they scrapped the 77A, all the 77B and 763 are parked for the next 12 months (and any due for heavy MX removed) and anything they can sell for cargo conversion (E.g. Prime Air) . And going forward they exclusively use the 787s and the 77W.

This beauty can be donated to the museum of flight...
(and hopefully restored to a tulip livery)
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Old May 14, 20, 3:29 pm
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She's a beauty (and looked much better in United rising...)

Anyways, I expect these (in particular the 77As) will be gone soon. 777 is a lot of airplane, particularly in the new covid world. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if they scrapped the 77A, all the 77B and 763 are parked for the next 12 months (and any due for heavy MX removed) and anything they can sell for cargo conversion (E.g. Prime Air) . And going forward they exclusively use the 787s and the 77W.

This beauty can be donated to the museum of flight...
(and hopefully restored to a tulip livery
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Really hope at least one UA 777-222 or 222ER is in a museum some day in battleship or rising blue.
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Old May 14, 20, 6:11 pm
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I remember watching CNN's coverage on that first scheduled 777 flight from LHR to IAD. CNN coverage focused on 777 was the first fly-by-wire plane Boeing has ever built and it was the first new Boeing model almost 15 years.

I believe my first 777 flight was in July 1996 on IAD-LHR.

IIRC, N777UA was also the first 777 to receive the rising blue livery back in 2006.
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Old May 14, 20, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL757222 View Post
Really hope at least one UA 777-222 or 222ER is in a museum some day in battleship or rising blue.
Rising Blue I could live with... that gray though, not a fan. At all.
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Old May 14, 20, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by st3 View Post
It is massive. The GE90 had the largest fan diameter until they came out with the 9X for the 777X.
Same cross section as the fuselage of a 737.
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