Boeing 777 breaks world record!

Dizel8

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LONDON - A Boeing Co. jet arrived in London from Hong Kong on Thursday, breaking the record for the longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet. The 777-200LR Worldliner — one of Boeing's newest planes — touched down shortly after 1 p.m. (8 a.m. EST) at London's Heathrow Airport after a journey of more than 11,664 miles. The previous record was set when a Boeing 747-400 flew 10,500 miles from London to Sydney in 1989.


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They forgot to add that 5 members of the press corps died from DVT while sitting in coach.
 

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The jet spent 22 hours and 43 minutes in the air.


Holy ass-pain batman
 

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Hair-on-Fire said:
The jet spent 22 hours and 43 minutes in the air.


Holy ass-pain batman
Oh christ ... wait till the Jetblue guys see this. Next thing you know they'll be applying for JFK-Singapore-JFK turns! ... oh, daylight only of course!! :D

BBB
 

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Nothing is gonna compare to being trapped with 300 of your closest friends in a tube for a day.
 

oldxfr8dog

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Big Beer Belly said:
Oh christ ... wait till the Jetblue guys see this. Next thing you know they'll be applying for JFK-Singapore-JFK turns! ... oh, daylight only of course!! :D

BBB
I don't suppose you noticed why that issue has been so quiet, lately.
You're gonna have to go back to the "cleaning the cabin" thing.
 

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Big Beer Belly said:
Oh christ ... wait till the Jetblue guys see this. Next thing you know they'll be applying for JFK-Singapore-JFK turns! ... oh, daylight only of course!! :D

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Ahhhh, ya beat me to it!!!
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That cabin sure would be a mess after 22 hours in the air!!! . . . .
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Awesome............just Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Go Boeing!!!!!!!!!!:d
 

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The good news is that you'd get at least 28 days off per month if you did turns like that!!!
 

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skid said:
Nothing is gonna compare to being trapped with 300 of your closest friends in a tube for a day.
yeah, think about being sandwitched in between some fat smelly smoker.

OMG.

I think I'll pass on those flights, thank you.
 

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On the shuttle bus in Hong Kong I saw this airplane just before it left on this flight. I remember thinking 'What is a 777 in Boeing colors doing here?' I also noticed the wing tips were different. Pretty cool I must say. Go Boeing!!
 

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embpic1 said:
I also noticed the wing tips were different. Pretty cool I must say. Go Boeing!!
What is different about the wing tips?
 

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Trogdor said:
What is different about the wing tips?
They looked like they had an extra bend in them at the wingtips. This was the 777-200ER. Look at the pics and see for yourself.
 
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Its called a raked wing tip. More efficient than a standard winglet.
 
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