laxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 397 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 32654 times:
YES, finally! Congrats to Boeing and ANA, again. I am very excited this is finally happening. The revolution of flight is now here. I cannot wait to see her in service. This is the completion, or just the start depending on how you want to think of it, to many years worth of work and time. This is a positive for Boeing, and now things should start to turn around for them.
fpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 849 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 31430 times:
I had acctually started flyinh STAR alliance and United because of this bird. I just got my first United Credit Card to start acumlating miles. Congrats to Boeing and to ANA, look forward flying with them. Can;t wait for Delta to take delivery of theirs though, but that would be a long time from now, if ever...
BlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 30992 times:
it is a bit crazy that the 787 will go to ANA before the 7478F will go to Cargolux. Boeing will have a live feed starting at 9a PST on Monday to cover the events and looks like another one for the delivery flight on Tuesday morning.
This is the best schedule of the events I could find. I was hoping to get a more detailed by the time on what is happening when, but unable to find it...
atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 600 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 29916 times:
Quoting fpetrutiu (Reply 13): In all fairness, today, it is the most advanced comercial airliner in the world. Can anyone argue that? Again, today..
First, Congrats to ANA for FINALLY getting the 787.. I hope they love it and enjoy it and that it proves a total success!
But I have to admit that I am not as exited as I was for the A380 when it first got delivered, since it doesn't have the wow factor of a technical marvel as the A380 does.. it simply just doesn't...
Nevertheless, I also don't think that anyone can deny that there are many advances on the 787 that makes it one of the next gen aircraft... BUT remember that it's still evolutionary, not revolutionary.... and besides, I wouldn't necessarily say that the 787 it's right now the most technically advance aircraft, because many could argued that if you count in all that the aircraft represents (all systems, all features, all what it has), and not just some particular aspects, the A380 could still be the more technically advance aircraft than the 787... that again is what I think... in fact, if you look at what aircraft has more advanced features provided to the customers at a commercial level, the A380 has features that the 787 will never match, so your assessment can be argued and perhaps is best to always stick to a personal opinion in regards to what represents the most advance aircraft.... the good thing is that we'll be flying better and more advance aircraft in the future to many more destinations!!
So I hope to fly the 787 soon... I just hope they get their deliveries going!! Once again, congrats to ANA!
PS: Does anyone have a list of production and delivery schedule for the 787, like the A380 production thread? If so, could you start one?
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 946 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 29873 times:
Finally - it will be great to see her in service! Does anybody know in what configuration this one is? ANA only has the international configuration with 46 J seats on their webpage, but somehow I think this one just has 2 rows of J, and the rest is Y? (http://www.ana.co.jp/wws/us/e/asw_common/inflight/seatmap/b787_8/)
I am booked on HND-HIJ-HND, and would love to know
fpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 849 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 29754 times:
Quoting atnight (Reply 19): the A380 has features that the 787 will never match
Care to mention a few? Like window shades? Camera in the tail so it can take turns? Not sure what features are thinking about. Also, cabin altitude on the 787 is now about 6000ft as opposed to 8000ft on any other plane (including the A380), which should make it a lot more comforatble ride. Moslty built of carbon fiber, smooth fuselage that reduces drag (no rivets). HUD, active gust alieviation system (borrowed from the B2) which is the first time in civil use. Now, what does the A380 have so new that it is more advanced except its size. It is basically a 747 with new engines and the second floor extended all the way to the tail.
BTW, I love the A380, don't get me wrong. But today, I think the 787 is a real step forward.
But still not sure about configuration. Weird that even in F/J ANA doesn't let you reserve seats in advance online. And since there is no call center anywhere close to here (NZ/OZ), and the ANA number in Japan didn't work, I had to call the US call center. Relatively unfriendly person, and all I got was "all window seats are gone, I can give you 2C and 2H" - which still doesn't help me with the configuration, haha! Oh, and I think they only have J on the 787, but the ticket says "First"...