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  #1551859 13-May-2016 06:11
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One thing we noticed, and I am unsure if it's related, but I NEVER suffer Vertigo, EVER, but my wife does, quite easily. BOTH of us had dizziness all of last night after being on the 787-9. I am unsure what that is about. We didn't get much sleep the night we flew before the flight, but that hasn't been an issue before. 

 

Anyone else noticed anything similar?

 

 

 

 

Interesting, I have been a bit "foggy" post flight this week, I wonder if the cabin pressure is different on these bigger planes. To be honest usually coming back into Auckland I get pressure headaches but didn't even have a twinge on landing this time so maybe there is something different.


 
 
 

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  #1551877 13-May-2016 07:20
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dickytim:

 

networkn:

 

One thing we noticed, and I am unsure if it's related, but I NEVER suffer Vertigo, EVER, but my wife does, quite easily. BOTH of us had dizziness all of last night after being on the 787-9. I am unsure what that is about. We didn't get much sleep the night we flew before the flight, but that hasn't been an issue before. 

 

Anyone else noticed anything similar?

 

 

 

 

Interesting, I have been a bit "foggy" post flight this week, I wonder if the cabin pressure is different on these bigger planes. To be honest usually coming back into Auckland I get pressure headaches but didn't even have a twinge on landing this time so maybe there is something different.

 

 

Cabin pressure is much lower on the 789. It's the single biggest selling point of the Dreamliner over every other commercial aircraft flying right now.

 

 


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  #1551894 13-May-2016 08:07
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sbiddle:

 

dickytim:

 

networkn:

 

One thing we noticed, and I am unsure if it's related, but I NEVER suffer Vertigo, EVER, but my wife does, quite easily. BOTH of us had dizziness all of last night after being on the 787-9. I am unsure what that is about. We didn't get much sleep the night we flew before the flight, but that hasn't been an issue before. 

 

Anyone else noticed anything similar?

 

 

 

 

Interesting, I have been a bit "foggy" post flight this week, I wonder if the cabin pressure is different on these bigger planes. To be honest usually coming back into Auckland I get pressure headaches but didn't even have a twinge on landing this time so maybe there is something different.

 

 

Cabin pressure is much lower on the 789. It's the single biggest selling point of the Dreamliner over every other commercial aircraft flying right now.

 

 

 

 

You mean cabin pressure is much higher? Lower altitude, higher pressure.




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  #1551905 13-May-2016 08:29
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sbiddle:

dickytim:


networkn:


One thing we noticed, and I am unsure if it's related, but I NEVER suffer Vertigo, EVER, but my wife does, quite easily. BOTH of us had dizziness all of last night after being on the 787-9. I am unsure what that is about. We didn't get much sleep the night we flew before the flight, but that hasn't been an issue before. 


Anyone else noticed anything similar?


 



Interesting, I have been a bit "foggy" post flight this week, I wonder if the cabin pressure is different on these bigger planes. To be honest usually coming back into Auckland I get pressure headaches but didn't even have a twinge on landing this time so maybe there is something different.



Cabin pressure is much lower on the 789. It's the single biggest selling point of the Dreamliner over every other commercial aircraft flying right now.


 



Nope. The biggest selling feature is the fuel burn....

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  #1552398 13-May-2016 21:04
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Went over on the 767 (Friday PM departure).  The morning arrival prob took an hour all up (shuttle, baggage, customs) we weren't in a rush.  My poor wife didn't take to sleeping so had 30 mins or so the whole flight made for a slow start.

 

 

 

We were on the same flight back as you, NZ9 on the 787-9.  Both upgraded to premium economy.  Was great, had bulkhead so plenty of room.  Loved the window shades.  Seat was comfy and spacious (I'm 6'4").

 

IFE was good, responsive and a good selection.  Usually I just load the iPad and do my own thing.

 

 

 

Well worth adding a couple of days to the holiday to fly on the 787.


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  #1553355 15-May-2016 22:33
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I flew on the A380 Dubai to Manchester a couple of years ago and was amazed how quiet it was compared to the 777.

 

I absolutely detest 777's and can't wait until they are gone.

 

I'm flying to LA in July but can't recall which plane. It's Air NZ and I know we were chuffed to at least bag one of the two seat pairs at the back for both outward and return.






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  #1553367 16-May-2016 00:44
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Geektastic:

 

I flew on the A380 Dubai to Manchester a couple of years ago and was amazed how quiet it was compared to the 777.

 

Love flying on the Emirates A380. Will be flying it from Auckland to Dubai later this year. But we are trying the non-stop from Dubai to Auckland on the way back on a 777-200LR. Will be interesting to see if we regret it or not. There sure will be enough time for regrets if we do, the trip is scheduled to take 16 hours.

 

 

I absolutely detest 777's and can't wait until they are gone.

 

I'm flying to LA in July but can't recall which plane. It's Air NZ and I know we were chuffed to at least bag one of the two seat pairs at the back for both outward and return.

 

 

I think its a safe bet it will be one of Air NZ's 777s that you'll be on when going to LA. Have taken that route with Air NZ a couple of times, but avoid it like the plague now (for going to Europe), no fun having to deal with US immigration just to have a transit there.





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  #1553603 16-May-2016 15:32
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jarledb:

 

Geektastic:

 

I flew on the A380 Dubai to Manchester a couple of years ago and was amazed how quiet it was compared to the 777.

 

Love flying on the Emirates A380. Will be flying it from Auckland to Dubai later this year. But we are trying the non-stop from Dubai to Auckland on the way back on a 777-200LR. Will be interesting to see if we regret it or not. There sure will be enough time for regrets if we do, the trip is scheduled to take 16 hours.

 

 

I absolutely detest 777's and can't wait until they are gone.

 

I'm flying to LA in July but can't recall which plane. It's Air NZ and I know we were chuffed to at least bag one of the two seat pairs at the back for both outward and return.

 

 

I think its a safe bet it will be one of Air NZ's 777s that you'll be on when going to LA. Have taken that route with Air NZ a couple of times, but avoid it like the plague now (for going to Europe), no fun having to deal with US immigration just to have a transit there.

 

 

 

 

Agreed, I never fly that way if I am going to Europe, always via SEA or Dubai. However this time I am actually going to the US so have no choice!

 

I flew 777 Emirates SYD to DXB via BKK and the economy seat was so uncomfortable I was almost in tears by the end of the flight. Every time I shifted, I moaned in agony and it felt like my butt muscles were peeling off my hip bones! I think it took me at least a week before I could sit down without pain.






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  #1553622 16-May-2016 15:58
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Geektastic:

 

Agreed, I never fly that way if I am going to Europe, always via SEA or Dubai. However this time I am actually going to the US so have no choice!

 

I flew 777 Emirates SYD to DXB via BKK and the economy seat was so uncomfortable I was almost in tears by the end of the flight. Every time I shifted, I moaned in agony and it felt like my butt muscles were peeling off my hip bones! I think it took me at least a week before I could sit down without pain.

 

 

Emirates pioneered the super cramped 3-4-3 777 seat plan. Everybody else just followed.

 

Don't fly economy is my motto.  smile


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  #1553669 16-May-2016 18:29
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Geektastic:

 

jarledb:

 

Geektastic:

 

I flew on the A380 Dubai to Manchester a couple of years ago and was amazed how quiet it was compared to the 777.

 

Love flying on the Emirates A380. Will be flying it from Auckland to Dubai later this year. But we are trying the non-stop from Dubai to Auckland on the way back on a 777-200LR. Will be interesting to see if we regret it or not. There sure will be enough time for regrets if we do, the trip is scheduled to take 16 hours.

 

 

I absolutely detest 777's and can't wait until they are gone.

 

I'm flying to LA in July but can't recall which plane. It's Air NZ and I know we were chuffed to at least bag one of the two seat pairs at the back for both outward and return.

 

 

I think its a safe bet it will be one of Air NZ's 777s that you'll be on when going to LA. Have taken that route with Air NZ a couple of times, but avoid it like the plague now (for going to Europe), no fun having to deal with US immigration just to have a transit there.

 

 

 

 

Agreed, I never fly that way if I am going to Europe, always via SEA or Dubai. However this time I am actually going to the US so have no choice!

 

I flew 777 Emirates SYD to DXB via BKK and the economy seat was so uncomfortable I was almost in tears by the end of the flight. Every time I shifted, I moaned in agony and it felt like my butt muscles were peeling off my hip bones! I think it took me at least a week before I could sit down without pain.

 

 

Hmm that explains my aversion to long distance flights, the ones I've been on were all 777s. Now there was that one time on an Air NZ lie flat business class ... ! WOW! Who needs first class!


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  #1553681 16-May-2016 19:13
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Hmm that explains my aversion to long distance flights, the ones I've been on were all 777s. Now there was that one time on an Air NZ lie flat business class ... ! WOW! Who needs first class!

 

 

Air NZ's business class offering is getting a little dated now and I'm surprised they've stuck with the Virgin seats for so long. It is still a great product, but with many airlines offering business class seats based around the BAE Super Diamond and first class suites based around a mini pod concept the reverse herringbone offering looks tired.

 

 


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I'm not even that comfortable in AirNZ's 777 premium economy. Obviously it's significantly better than economy, but if you have long legs you end up with very limited room for your feet. Of course if you do have long legs you probably have large feet.

 

 

 

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  #1553972 17-May-2016 10:06
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On the other hand if your legs are not long enough, the seat is very long and my back nearly and snapped after 4 hours in airnz premium economy

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  #1555269 19-May-2016 03:14
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Agreed, I never fly that way if I am going to Europe, always via SEA or Dubai. However this time I am actually going to the US so have no choice!

 

 

Make sure you get to the airport EARLY when you are going back though:

 

TSA is falling apart

 

And The TSA is a waste of money that doesn't save lives and might actually cost them

 

 

 

Love the (lack of) airport security for domestic flights here in NZ!





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  #1555272 19-May-2016 06:13
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I'm not even that comfortable in AirNZ's 777 premium economy. Obviously it's significantly better than economy, but if you have long legs you end up with very limited room for your feet. Of course if you do have long legs you probably have large feet.

 

 

On what plane? I love the Spaceseat on the 77W but it's a highly polarising product with basically 50% of people loving it and 50% hating it.

 

I haven't flown PE on the 77R refit (I've only flown on it pre refit) or 789 yet as I've always skipped past PE. I do have a flight to HKG in PE on the 77R next month to try it out.

 

 


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