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Boeing Announces 787 Dream Tour  
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18471 times:

Boeing has announced a world Dream Tour for its newest aircraft B787 Dreamliner. The kick off will be on December 5th 2011 in PEK with the special presentation for Air China and Chinese government officials.
Details are here:

http://www.newairplane.com/787/dreamtour/

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User currently offlineBDABOY From Bermuda, joined Nov 2004, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18460 times:

Think I can arrange for it to visit Bermuda   

User currently onlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18424 times:

When will the information become available about the airports it is scheduled to visit?


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18437 times:

Thank you for the link.

I can hardly wait until January 21 to be on board the first true long haul flight HND-FRA on the "We fly First" ANA 787 Dreaminer.

        



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18419 times:

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 2):
When will the information become available about the airports it is scheduled to visit?

Randy's Blog currently contains more information than newairplane.com:
http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archives/2011/11/dream_tour.html

December has six stops: Beijing, Guangzhou, Haikou, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and Doha.

They state that they will announce new stops about a month ahead and the tour will last six months.

Tom.


User currently onlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 18058 times:

Not stirring any pot or being malicious, but the world tour that Boeing should do for the 787 should be to have a 777LR visit countries of potential buyers, pick up the decision makers and fly them to the locations where the 787 production ramp up is being conducted to show them that their is a light at the end of the tunnel for those who patiently waited in line, accepted compensation and continued to run their business while a major component was delayed. It will provide them with comfort and confidence to actually place orders knowing that a time for delivery now is much more certain than it was 1, 2 or 3 years ago.

Based on the numbers already ordered there will be tons available for us spotters to see and travel on, so far they have only delivered 2 for 2011 and it does not sound as if any more will be pushed out for the year, so flying one to a country who will not receive their first a/c for another year or two could be painful.


User currently offlinepolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 17987 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 5):
Not stirring any pot or being malicious, but the world tour that Boeing should do for the 787 should be to have a 777LR visit countries of potential buyers, pick up the decision makers and fly them to the locations where the 787 production ramp up is being conducted to show them that their is a light at the end of the tunnel for those who patiently waited in line, accepted compensation and continued to run their business while a major component was delayed. It will provide them with comfort and confidence to actually place orders knowing that a time for delivery now is much more certain than it was 1, 2 or 3 years ago.

Why do they need the 777LR for that? They have 3 787s that they are not selling, why not send one where you can do all of the above while also showing them the finished product?


User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5454 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 17926 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 5):
so far they have only delivered 2 for 2011 and it does not sound as if any more will be pushed out for the year

I believe it was stated (not by Boeing) that two more will likely be delivered in December, so four total for the year.

-Dave



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17687 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 5):
the world tour that Boeing should do for the 787 should be to have a 777LR visit countries of potential buyers, pick up the decision makers and fly them to the locations where the 787 production ramp up is being conducted

I get the idea of bringing buyers to see the production line (although buyers can already do that any time they want), but why would you use a 777-200LR when you've got a perfectly appointed 787 to do the same job?

Tom.


User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17464 times:

Hoping it may pay a visit to LTN!   

The 757 and 767's did, when they did similar tours around the world...


User currently offlineKLAXAirport From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 16574 times:

Hope LAX is on their list!

Cheers
KLAXAirport   


User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 16017 times:

Will be ringing in sick that day for work, fancy a trip out to Pek, 25 mins from where I live, bring it on..


NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently onlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14803 times:

Quoting polot (Reply 6):
Why do they need the 777LR for that?
Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 8):
but why would you use a 777-200LR when you've got a perfectly appointed 787 to do the same job?

I thought all the frames available were still loaded with test equipment, was not aware that any of the test birds were already in a full pax config, the other reason was the range of the LR.


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3504 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14064 times:

Quoting KLAXAirport (Reply 10):
Hope LAX is on their list!

Cheers
KLAXAirport

Me too, but it is too bad I likely will not see it there. It would be nice if it lands at ORF, but what the chances of that.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13831 times:

A visit to HNL would be nice!  


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User currently offlineliftsifter From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11238 times:

I hope ORD is a stop.  This is a very smart business plan for Boeing. Taken from the USA tour the A380 did, hmm?


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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10858 times:

Will there be a stop in Germany as well ?


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User currently offlineliftsifter From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9915 times:

I think the point is that they visit all of the countries in which airlines haven't yet purchased a Dreamliner.


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User currently offlineLH7879 From Germany, joined Dec 2009, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9111 times:

will there be a timeframe when it is opened to üublic, or is it officials only?

would be a pity if not, cheers, niko


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6467 times:

Isn't this a little late? Surely the aircraft should have done this before going into airline service.

Boeing should subsidize ANA to take some of their seats out to make it look comfortable. The image so far is not favourable.


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2866 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6347 times:
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They are using the UA/CO BusinessFirst seat but in a much lighter color (almost white) instead of the CO blue now flying. So will "UNITED" use a different interior for the 787? even with the carpeting (which i think looks awesome) and I love the white seat with the brown, tufted leather seat with the large headrest.

I hope that's what CO/UA does!



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User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Quoting liftsifter (Reply 17):
I think the point is that they visit all of the countries in which airlines haven't yet purchased a Dreamliner.

Well, it is a combination of the two. Both ET and KQ currently have the Dreamliner on order and both have been heavily impacted by the delays. So probably a good PR move, not sure if it will do the trick. If I were ET, I would not let the Dreamliner overshadow the Star Alliance event on Dec 13.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 12):
I thought all the frames available were still loaded with test equipment, was not aware that any of the test birds were already in a full pax config

Check out the Randy's Blog post linked in Reply 4...they redid the interior of ZA003. Those pictures are of the reconfigured aircraft.

Quoting par13del (Reply 12):
the other reason was the range of the LR.

A 787, especially not running full passenger load, has more than enough range for any conceivable "buyer-pickup" flight.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 19):

Isn't this a little late? Surely the aircraft should have done this before going into airline service.

If they'd done this prior to entry to service, they'd either have had to take an aircraft out of the test fleet (delaying certification) or use one that was slated for a customer (delaying delivery). Neither of those are great options when you're already late.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 19):
Boeing should subsidize ANA to take some of their seats out to make it look comfortable. The image so far is not favourable.

What image? This is the first report I've heard of poor cabin comfort on the ANA configuration. All reports I've seen have been neutral-to-positive so far.

Tom.


User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

I can say with fair confidence that it won't be coming to MCI. Nothing to get excited about here.


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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

I think the idea is to stop everywhere where the clients are waiting to get their 787 at some point. I think that this page might suggest where they will stop with the tour:

http://www.newairplane.com/787/whos_flying/


25 RJLover : There was a copy of the Dec EnRoute magazine on my YHZ-YUL flight yesterday, and Calin's column mentioned the 787 coming to YYZ at some point in the n
26 Post contains images kq747 : So glad it's finally making its way to NBO!! Shame I'll be arriving there just a few days too late but good news none the less. At least I got to see
27 SCL767 : Hopefully Santiago de Chile will be part of the 787 Dreamliner Dream Tour. It would also be fantastic to showcase the B-787-8 Dreamliner at FIDAE 201
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