My favorite plane in IF is the Boeing 777-300ER, but I struggle with having enough fuel to travel long distances that I know the plane can handle in a real-world setting. For example, I recently ran out of fuel on approach to Brisbane (YBBN) after a 14 hour journey from LAX (40K feet at 0.86 mach). I take this real-world flight many times per year, and can attest that we did not in fact run out of fuel on approach.
My climb to 40K feet is abnormally gentle in the 777W so as to save fuel, and even that doesn’t work. Further, at cruising altitude, the aircraft stays at fuel throttle just to maintain speed, regardless of the set speed. It just feels underpowered.
Does anyone else experience this? Is this something that the developer team should look into?