QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1684 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 20523 times:
Quoting poLOT (Reply 1): Doesn't anyone know what the name of the aircraft is (written underneath the cockpit windows)?
Quoting UNITED91 (Reply 3):
Here's a close up pic of the writing, don't know what it says though.
The Writing says "Ras Rikin" which means Cape Rikin, the northernmost tip of the Qatari peninsula. Most planes are named after places in Qatar. With more than 100 planes, some planes are named after desert areas!
frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1387 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 19892 times:
Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 4): Quoting clickhappy (Thread starter):I've seen them all, and this is the best looking one to date
The first thing I thought when seeing this picture was: "that's one giant Embraer".
I have to agree with you, looking at the pic. Somehow, in QR's livery the 788 looks a bit more stubby.
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 8): However, the titles on the 787 seem smaller than the rest of the fleet!
I hope to see it at LHR this year, will be able to make better judgement. I've seen QR's 77F a couple of times at AMS, and that one looks great.... Not as great as LAN's 77F though, and I look forward to see their 787 soon. It should be a stunner
Maybe it's the lighting.. Washington is quite a bit "grayer" than the rest of the world after all.
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 10): You can see the size of billboard titles are realtivly smaller on the 787
The oryx is smaller too! For the life of me I can't figure out why the titles look smaller on the 787 than the A330.. the titles end slightly before the top of the A330's door but on the 787 they extend all the way to the top (bigger?!).
frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1387 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 18106 times:
Quoting theobcman (Reply 13): Does anyone know if QR will bring the 787 to LHR this year ? The day trip to DOH and return could be coming up if so !
IIRC, LHR would be one of the first 787 routes for QR. Next February I will go to SEZ, and I considered QR if the 787 was included in the itinerary. OTOH a QR 787/A319 combination vs a EK A380/A345 combination.... I'll choose the latter! I mean, 16'9" Y seats in the 787 vs 18" seats with 33" pitch in the A345! And, how many opportunities will be left to fly an A340-500? In 10 years time, airports will crowded with 787s, it's probably a bore to fly one then
Baldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 244 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15562 times:
I like it very much. Best looking livery to date on the 787. Not just another boring white aircraft with a little decoration on the tail. I will agree with B738FlyUIA though, it does look better on the 777. That may just be a bias though as i think the triple looks good whatever it's wearing.