bioyuki From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 109 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4381 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
NH has 11 787-8s already with more on the way, so I see no reason why they would not have a 787 available when it comes time to pull the 777-300ER.
I thought most of the current and future deliveries were domestic config, not international config frames? I'm about to book SFO-TPE for late October and would consider SFO-SEA-NRT-TPE to get my first 787 flight in
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 4746 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
Interesting. There's also the SJC-NRT route to be considered in this discussion, right? If NH has a 787 available for trans-Pac flying this year, why would they put it on SEA rather than deploy it to SJC and get that route started? (AFAIK, the expected start date is still March/April 2013?)
I assume the down-gauge of SEA is due to less traffic in the fall, or is it because they need the T7 elsewhere at that time? Otherwise, I don't quite get the holding off of SJC...
(Actually, won't it take 2 birds to get either route -- SEA or SJC -- up and running daily?)
atlflyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 558 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 3): Neither SEA nor NRT is famous for a large premium market.
Tokyo, really? The largest single urban GDP city in the world with over 30 million people doesn't have a large premium market? Surley you have to be making that up. While I could see most premium traffic wanting to use HND because of it's location compaired to Tokyo, HND does not have service to all the international cities that NRT does.
carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2779 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5): Do you know how many of the 11 delivered to date have the longhaul configuration vs. the higher-density domestic/regional configuration?
Just two in the long-haul configuration. (JA805A & JA806A)
Four are in a temporary domestic configuration. (JA801A, JA802A, JA804A, & JA807A)
The rest are all domestic configuration. (JA808A, JA809A, JA810A, JA811A, & JA812A)
The domestic aircraft cannot be used for long-haul because of the obvious seat set-up.
The current two long-haul 788s are based out of HND for the HND-FRA flying.
To reasonably fly NRT-SEA daily, NH would need two 788s to be based out of NRT. The NRT-SEA has a turnaround of approximately two hours at each station and would leave very little slack in scheduling for maintenace and irregularities. I have no ideas on what configuration are planned for future deliveries.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8787 posts, RR: 52 Reply 13, posted (10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
Quoting ANA787 (Reply 11):
My prediction: NH or UA on this route will bite the dust in 6 months.
Quoting bikerthai (Reply 10):
With Ichiro traded to the Yankees, I would think there will be fewer Japanese tourist coming to Seattle.
I suspect UA may not last since it is one of the few non hub international routes on the airline. Yields are better than LAX - NRT but they may drop some.
However I don't think it is guaranteed to fail. SEA-NRT briefly sustained two 747s and a 777 in the late 90s. An A330, 787, and 777 may be manageable in the summer but u would not think three flights per day could be sustained in the winter. It is good ANA will downsize to the 788.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
bioyuki From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 109 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Quoting JerseyFlyer (Reply 12): Let's all use upgauge / downgauge in future in place of upgrade / downgrade - its a much more accurate descriptor for an airline decision to deploy a larger / smaller aircraft.
Did you even bother to read the thread? You're the only person using the phrase 'upgrade' or 'downgrade' in here...