How to fly and what are the questions that everyone decides for himself. But still, how to choose from all the variety of aircraft that carriers offer, and to acquaint potential passengers of air transportation, let's try to understand this brief description.
Specifically, let's describe one aircraft, it's Boeing 777-200.
History of aircraft
The aircraft belongs to the class of long-haul aircraft. From the history of the development of the aircraft it is known that it was created without traditional paper drawings, and was completely designed in the mid-90's. 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 - cargo.
The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft produces the longest, and also non-stop, passenger transportation flights in the world.
The continuation of the line of these aircraft is Boeing 777-300 with an extended fuselage and greater passenger capacity.
Brief flight characteristics of the two modifications of the aircraft can be seen on a small table:
Layout and layout of seats in the airplane
According to passenger capacity for 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. In terms of the range of non-stop flights (from 9.1 thousand km to 17.5 thousand km.), Boeing also has no equal.
Transaero Airlines uses long-haul aircraft in two configurations - 306 and 323 passengers, respectively, the cabin is divided into 4 or 3 classes.
On the liners of the company "Transaero" the classes are divided into categories:
- Imperial class.
- Premium (as a subset of the business class).
- Business Class.
- The economic class.
- Tourist class (as a subset of the economic).
The seats for first class passengers on the 777-200 "Boeing 777-200" airplane show how the front seats are in the saloon. They differ from other passenger seats with increased comfort. To estimate an interior of this class it is possible on a photo:
Places of business class in the Boeing 777-200 - increased comfort. But if you pay attention to the chairs located in the 5th row of C, D, E, then you can get the impression that they do not recline. But this is not so.
Passenger seats in the 10th row are considered inconvenient. The reason for this is the partition located in front of them. Add additional inconveniences and the closets next to it. And the turn to the toilet near the passenger, of course, does not lift the mood in flight.
In the tourist salon there are places that are in front of the emergency exit. This is the 30 row of A, B, H, K.
There are pluses and minuses.
So, for example, free foot space is a convenience. This is due to the fact that these places are located near the emergency exit. The factor that on long-distance flights it is possible to freely pull out the stiff legs is of great importance for passengers.
But the fact that the passengers' seats are located next to the toilets can be burdened by the flight.
Also near the toilets are seats in the 30th row of C, D, E, F, G.
The most recent seats are the least convenient for long-distance flights. This is due to the fact that they are located in the very tail, moreover, the back does not recline, this is obstructed by the partition behind the seats. Besides the partition there are also toilets.
But here, too, have their own "pluses." According to statistics, when an aircraft crashes, these are places that have a better chance of survival.
How easy is it to transfer a long flight
The choice of a place for a long flight is of great importance. And in this passenger "Boeing 777-200" the layout of the liner will help a lot. Due to the fact that transcontinental flights are performed, it will be better if the places are near the pass. With a 12-hour flight, you can not avoid going to the toilet.
But there are planes with a configuration of seats 2-4-2. And in this case, the chances that passengers from central locations will get through you are much higher.
With such long flights, which is carried out by the Boeing 777-200, ensuring the normal blood flow in the limbs is of great importance. Even stewards from time to time show passengers the minimum of exercises that they must do in flight when there is a demonstration of safety.
When you visit the restroom, you can warm up a bit and take a few minutes to walk along the tail of the plane, or, if the guides allow, walk a couple of times around the cabin.
To the long flight must be prepared. For this purpose, it is best to restrict yourself to fatty foods before flying, since it is severe for the stomach. It is better to advance 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 got into the saloon of "Boeing 777-200" "Transaero", to switch to a sparing diet or during a flight in general to refuse from meals on board.
The lunch time on board the aircraft also requires attention from the passenger. As the sizes of portions are moderate enough, it is natural that most passengers will take the queue to the latrine. And if you have to wait a very long time, then uncomfortable sensations will only intensify.
But when flight attendants smashed tea and coffee, then passages are free until the time when they started to collect the dishes. But here it is worth noting that this can cause inconvenience to other passengers, since the dishes are not yet cleaned 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 stopped flights in the fall of 2015, was the largest air carrier in Russia.
Many experts predicted a decline in air transportation amid the international economic crisis. But experts Rosaviatsii note that the transportation if not increased, then remained, at least, at the same level.