How to fly and what - the questions that everyone decides for himself. But still, how to choose from the variety of aircraft that carriers offer, and to introduce potential passengers of air traffic, try to understand this brief description.
Specifically, we describe one aircraft, this is the “Boeing 777-200”.
The aircraft belongs to the class of long-haul. From the history of the development of the aircraft it is known that it was created without traditional paper drawings, and it was completely designed in the mid-90s. based on computer graphics (three-dimensional model).
The first flight of the “Boeing 777-200” took place in 1994.
There are several modifications of this aircraft:
- passenger 777-200ER;
- passenger 777-200LR;
- 777-200 Frighter - freight.
Aircraft Boeing 777-200LR produced the longest, and also non-stop flights for the transport of passengers in the world.
A continuation of the line of these aircraft is the Boeing 777-300 with an extended fuselage and greater passenger capacity.
Brief flight characteristics of two versions of the aircraft can be seen on a small table:
Layout and location of seats in the plane
In terms of passenger capacity today, the leaders are the Boeing 777-200 family. The aircraft cabin layout has a variety of configurations with different passenger capacities from 306 to 550. The Boeing also has no equal in terms of the range of non-stop flight (from 9.1 thousand km to 17.5 thousand km.).
On long-haul flights, Transaero Airlines uses the aircraft in two configurations - 306 and 323 passengers, respectively, the cabin is divided into 4 or 3 classes.
On the Transaero liners, the division into classes takes place in categories:
- Imperial class.
- Premium (as a business class subspecies).
- Business Class.
- Economy class.
- Tourist class (as an economic subspecies).
Seats for first-class passengers in the Boeing 777-200 aircraft show the layout of the cabin as the most forward in the cabin. They differ from other passenger seats in enhanced comfort. Rate the interior of this class can be in the photo:
Places of business class in “Boeing 777-200” - increased comfort. But if you pay attention to the chairs, located in row 5 C, D, E, you may get the impression that they do not recline. But it is not.
Passenger seats in the 10th row are considered uncomfortable. The reason for this is the partition in front of them. Add additional inconvenience and nearby toilets. And the queue to the toilet near the passenger, of course, does not lift the mood in flight.
In the tourist lounge there are places that are located before the emergency exit. These are the 30th row A, B, H, K.
There are pros and cons.
For example, convenience is the free space for the legs. This is due to the fact that these places are located close to the emergency exit. The factor that on long-haul flights you can freely stretch your stiff legs is important for passengers.
But the fact that the passenger seats are located next to the toilets, can be burdensome during the flight.
Also near the toilets are places in the 30th row C, D, E, F, G.
The most recent places are the least comfortable for long-haul flights. This is due to the fact that they are located in the tail, moreover, the backs do not recline, this is prevented by the partition behind the seats. Toilets are also located behind the partition.
But here, too, have their own “pluses”. According to statistics, in case of a plane crash, these are places that are more likely to survive.
How easier it is to transfer a long flight
Choosing a place for a long flight is of great importance. And in this passenger “Boeing 777-200” liner scheme will help a lot. Due to the fact that transcontinental flights are performed, it will be better if the places are near the aisle. With a 12-hour flight, do not avoid a walk in the toilet.
But there are airplanes with a seat configuration 2-4-2. And in this case, the chances that passengers will get through from central places will be much higher.
With such long flights, which carries out the “Boeing 777-200”, ensuring normal blood flow in the limbs is of great importance. Even flight attendants occasionally show passengers the minimum of the exercises they must do in flight, when safety demonstrations take place.
When visiting the toilet, you can warm up a little and walk a few minutes in the tail of the plane, or, if the guides allow, walk a couple of times around the cabin.
For a long flight you need to prepare. For this, it is best to limit yourself to fatty foods before the flight, as it is heavy for the stomach. It is better to switch to light meals in advance. Otherwise, everyone can imagine a situation that will have to sit with a “stone” in the stomach, and even in a confined space, and limited in movement.
So, experts advise, before the passenger gets into the cabin of the Boeing 777-200 Transaero, to switch to a sparing diet or, in the case of a flight, refuse to eat on board at all.
Lunch time on board the aircraft also requires attention from the passenger. Since the portions are quite moderate, it is natural that the majority of passengers will queue at the lavatory. And if you have to wait for a very long time, then the uncomfortable sensations will only increase.
But when the flight attendants smashed tea and coffee, then the aisles are free until such time as they began to collect the dishes. But here it is worth noting that this may cause inconvenience to other passengers, since the dishes have not yet been removed and there is a possibility that it can be turned over and overturned.
The Federal air transport Agency in its statistics notes that last year, there were 56.5 million passengers by the five largest Russian air carriers. A large share of these shipments was a “Boeing 777-200”. Transaero actively used, these planes.
According to statistics, this airline, which ceased flights in the fall of 2015, was the largest carrier in Russia.
Many experts predicted a decline in air travel against the backdrop of an international economic crisis. But the specialists of Rosaviation note that the transportation, if not increased, remained at least at the same level.