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Who Will Be First 787 Operator Into LHR?  
User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9686 times:

Hi All

The title says it all really. I just wondered who the first operator will likely be, has any airline with impending 787 deliveries expected loaded LHR into their schedules yet? I dont think anyone has but would love to be corrected on that point.

Happy Flying

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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9691 times:

Qatar Airways

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

Cheers Mike

When is that starting?


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

ANA have already operated the 787 into LHR on a scheduled flight.


Albeit on a diversion from Frankfurt



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User currently offlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 799 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9488 times:

I believe Qatari starts in September on the QTR075/6

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9368 times:
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Quoting gkirk (Reply 3):

- indeed a diversion so not a scheduled service.



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13110 posts, RR: 100
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9142 times:
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Quoting fcogafa (Reply 4):
I believe Qatari starts in September on the QTR075/6

I suspect that will be the first scheduled unless ANA decides to trump them.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8949 times:
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Quoting lightsaber (Reply 6):
Quoting fcogafa (Reply 4):
I believe Qatari starts in September on the QTR075/6

I suspect that will be the first scheduled unless ANA decides to trump them.

- I don't see that, they won't have enough INTL config birds based on the current FRA, PEK etc plans.



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User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8691 times:

Quoting fcogafa (Reply 4):
I believe Qatari starts in September on the QTR075/6

Still chasing three B77Ls on this flight! Eek. Seems odd having this flight so close to QR011 / 012 timings.


User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8620 times:

Any chance of UA 787s heading to LHR?

User currently offlineirregking From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

Quoting Mike909 (Reply 9):

I am almost certain that at least one of the 3 daily ORD-LHR v v. flights will be operated by a 787 once UA gets its hands on them.

At least that's what the UA guys here in FRA are saying; they are pretty pi**ed off that UA won't send the 787 to FRA on a scheduled service before 2014-15. Some promo-flights possibly but no scheduled 787 flights to FRA.
But then again; the demand for the FRA Hub and LH as a feeder/connector is too high, 777/744's all year round for UA here in FRA apart from the odd 763 every now and then. That's why the 787 would be too small for UA in FRA; but just about the right size for the medium-high demand on the ORD-LHR route where they are competing with AA, BA and VS.

Plus they need a good pokercard on the ORD-LHR routes; their 763 are super-dated, albeit being fitted with a nice F and C class. But Y is horrible on the UA 763's.
-BA sends 777's & 747's which are bigger but BA sells the "britishness" and is in codeshare with AA which have a huge customer base in ORD and are in direct competition with UA
-AA sends almost only 777's to LHR which are also bigger and less dated than the UA 763's in addition to BA being its feeder/connector in LHR
-VS sends the 343 and the 346 but VS sells the blonde girls and the fancy on-board bars and the Upper Class etc.
-UA sends dated 763's and the odd 744 in the summer and together with the loss of bmi in LHR they really have to up their ante on that route and therefore they will throw in the 787 asap.



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User currently offlinekonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

LOT has announced that they will use their first 787 to be delivered in November on a number of EU flights for crew training. I bet LHR will be one of them.

User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6354 times:

Quoting irregking (Reply 10):
I am almost certain that at least one of the 3 daily ORD-LHR v v. flights will be operated by a 787 once UA gets its hands on them.

Whilst I would love to see the 787 in UAs colours come to LHR I am not so sure it will be in the near future and if it is not on the ORD - LHR route. I say this as the 787s that are coming initially all seem to be two class and thats not consistant with whats on offer on the 763 and up front in F and J on those 763 they are doing extremely well by all accounts from a yield point of view.

If anything maybe we might see them on EWR - LHR but again I am not so sure.

I hope I am wrong. When UA announce the config of three class 787 then us LHR boys can hopefully get excited and then they will replace the 763 which is what they are of course intended to do.


User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

Quoting ual777uk (Reply 12):
I say this as the 787s that are coming initially all seem to be two class and thats not consistant with whats on offer on the 763 and up front in F and J on those 763 they are doing extremely well by all accounts from a yield point of view.

Sounds ideal for MAN!


User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4246 times:

I think LHR is going to be knee deep in B787s soon enough, they'll be as common as muck. I go the other way, I get more excited about old and rare than new and shiny. New and shiny I can see again tomorrow!

User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4070 times:

If the 787s had F I would say they would be a perfect match for the ORD-LHR, but I think UA actually sells F seats on this route, I have a few banker friends in Chicago whose firm is contracted with UA and know they are buying those seats. Then again even if they are selling F it might be more profitable to send the 787.

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3592 times:
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Quoting skipness1E (Reply 14):
I think LHR is going to be knee deep in B787s soon enough, they'll be as common as muck

- Totally agree!



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User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3545 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 14):
I think LHR is going to be knee deep in B787s soon enough, they'll be as common as muck.

Excellant  

Joking aside, I just want to see a few in my back yard so that I can take a trip on one, then in a few years time I can ask the same question about the A350.


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2973 times:
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While old, and we all know it, but when in C or F on a freshly painted ac, it really does not look or feel old inside. Y is bad. It was so cheesy not to put the new overheads throughout. But UA is ALL about premium travel from premium pax. Y is seen as a pure commodity- and it is, because if AA was $10 less the Y pax would be on AA.

Still, it's really crappy to treat any paying pax poorly. However, didn't they just change to free booze on international flights?



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User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting fcogafa (Reply 4):
I believe Qatari starts in September on the QTR075/6

Looking forward to flying QR075 in November


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