For a few years Indonesian airline Garuda had a flight from Jakarta to London Gatwick with a stop in Amsterdam, usually operated with the awesome Boeing 777-300ER. And since you could book the AMS-LGW-AMS add-on separately I decided to go for it. Competition on this route is quite high, so the price was quite reasonable and I booked the flight from Gatwick to Amsterdam on a random Wednesday in October 2015.
The weather on the day of the flight was just terrible, low clouds, windy and rainy. I spent the night before in a rather mediocre but cheap B&B near the airport and so it was just a short ride to airport. Security was easy this morning and I headed directly to the gate. And there it was, the mighty Triple Seven that would take me to Amsterdam today:
Registered as PK-GIE, built in 2013 and one out of ten 777s in the fleet of Garuda.
Some other planes were around as well, like the Virgin 747 or Norwegian just about to land:
Time to board then, a friendly greeting by the flight attendant and I was directed to my seat 43A, at the window of course. The seat was comfortable and seat pitch also adequate. And with the 3-3-3 seat arrangement there was also enough space to the sides. Certainly no problem to spent even the long ride to Jakarta in it. The colorscheme of the cabin might not be everyones taste but I found it actually pleasant.
A quick and powerful take-off run then and up in the air:
And with one last picture of the Triple Seven at the gate in AMS I want to conclude this report. Hope you enjoyed reading it, again sorry for the bad pictures, and stay tuned for more.