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This is going to vary strongly from carrier to carrier because as far as I can tell what really matters is how long it's been since the interiors were refurbished (a process airlines do one plane model at a time) and whether the route is considered important by the airline. Sure, you can make some overall opinions about narrowbody (one aisle) vs widebody ...


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As far as I'm aware, at time of writing the only airlines that currently operate both the 787 and the A380 are British Airways and China Southern Airlines, although Etihad will be joining this rather exclusive club by the end of the year, and Korean Air, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic have all placed firm orders for both. That said, the obvious ...


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Short answer - For any airport with jetways / jetbridge / airbridges, sit as far forward as you can get! Longer answer - a 777 has 4 doors on each side, but in common with almost all planes and airports passengers only ever use the left hand side ones unless something has gone wrong. Those doors are 1L (at the front), 2L (about row 10-15, towards the end of ...


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At this stage the only close-to-sensible 787 routes to Oceania (ie, excluding those that go via Europe/Africa!) are to go via Tokyo or (from April) Shanghai. ANA currently flies between Seattle and Tokyo Narita, and will start flying from San Jose (California) to Tokyo Narita this Friday (Jan 11, 2013). United Airlines currently flies between Los Angeles ...


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The Philippine Airlines 777-300ER has some of the better seats in Economy of any airline. Excluding bulk-head/exit row, the economy seats have a pitch of between 33-34", a width of 18.5", and a 6 degree recline in a 3-4-3 configuration. Whilst that's hardly luxurious, it's at least as good as the majority of airlines, and better than most! As with many ...


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According to SeatGuru it's 110VAC: In seats equipped with AC Power, all you'll need is the standard wall power brick that came with your laptop or other electrical device. The power on the plane is typically 110V AC and features a semi-universal receptacle that accepts the following types of plugs: US non-polarized 2-blade plug (both blades are the ...


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Seatplans.com has an extensive review of Philippine Airline's 777-300ER "Fiesta" Class. They also have the full seat map. Unfortunately, the other seat recommendation sites below currently do not have Philippine's 777s, but they may add it in the near future... SeatGuru SeatExpert SeatMaestro SkyTrax


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The type of headphone plug used varies based on the individual airline, and occasionally even varies between planes on that airline. There are generally 3 types of sockets used : A normal 3.5mm headphone socket. Your normal headphones will plug into this without any problem. A normal 3.5mm headphone socket, plus a smaller socket. These are used by ...


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'Entertainment is provided by BA's fleet-wide entertainment system and Club World passengers get a 12.1-inch personal in-flight entertainment touchscreen with noise-cancelling headphones. They'll also get a UK/US/EU power socket, two USB sockets, and a Video RCA connection in order to use their own digital equipment to play back on the screen. Nice.' Take a ...


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Qantas has just confirmed that they're getting 787s, with Melbourne being the 'Dreamliner capital' of Australia. Popular routes from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to the Gold Coast and Cairns are on the cards, although Jetstar has yet to make a final call on the 787's launch routes.



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