This post is hilarious reading some of the responses.
So lets settle some myths before this becomes a Boeing Vs Airbus thread!
777 was introduced in 1994! The 777 was created as a replacement for the 767-400 with better range, fuel economy, lower operating cost, and twin engine. It fulled the gap between the 767 and the 747-400. Since 1994 we’ve seen vast improvements to the 777 model including the introduction of the 777-200LR, 200F, and 300ER. The B777 was the first Boeing to be designed not for speed but for economy savings with long range. The same gentleman that designed the 747 had a hand in helling design the 777.
The A340 was introduced in 1993 as a competitor to the 747. It was conjointly developed with its twin engine sister the A330. Due to many commonalities they share a type rating allowing pilots to fly both. The A330 which was introduced in 1994 was the competition for the 777 and 767. The A340 along with high acquisition cost was very expensive to operate. It couldn’t compete with the 747 which many airliners already had or the 777 which had a backlog of orders. The A330 while popular due to its cost per avg seat mile still didnt have the range or reliability of the 777.
I’m not going to entertain the A380 in comparison because that would take too long. However, the A380 was never competition for the 777 it was Airbus answer to the 748i.
Thus, to say the 777 is the worse airplane and it’s killed so many airframes. The airplane is 23 years old thus its a reliable and good airframe. With over 1000 777s made and a backlog more of the newer varients its one of themost succesful wide bodies ever built!
Hope this post helps