carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2769 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9222 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 8): Seems odd to have one HND route and the rest from NRT. That would involve ferrying airplanes between the two or separate fleets.
The two bases mean most likely differing cabin configurations.
Since BOS, DME, & DEL are all long-haul flights while the HND-PEK is a short-haul int'l flight that could be operated by a common with domestic flights.
JL has posted on their website that they will receive their first 787 in late March, yet the start of the NRT-BOS remains unchanged. They are going to have a very short time between receipt and start of a long-haul run. Not something that occurred previously at this ultra-conservative airline but this is not the same airline it was a few years ago, when it took a good two months of training just to get domestic services started on the 738. I guess we will see if the schedule sticks.
Personnaly, I think the NRT-BOS will not start until at the earliest June.
AeroSafari From Solomon Islands, joined Nov 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7676 times:
Quote: The airline, known as JAL, said the in-flight entertainment system for its 787s will include electronic manga...The carrier is collaborating with major publisher Shogakukan Inc. and eBook Initiative Japan Co. on the service.
A neat feature to add. It will be the first of its kind. How suiting for JAL. Should be interesting to see how successful it is. I know some friends would be more then happen to try it out on the new route from BOS.
Just remember, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6394 times:
I've flown JL DEL-NRT-DEL both on JA707J, the smaller loads of a 787 should make the route a lot more viable than a 772, though that said the plane was 100% on the DEL-NRT leg and I was upped to Y+, on the way back, loads were 40% at beast across the plane. The other good thing will be that the 787 will have better interiors than the 777-200ER