WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2146 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10858 times:
I do not know the answer, but the ICAO-24 of the in-service JA804A is 86CED2 . The Boeing test flights were BOE102 which would appear to lend credence to the theory that the in-service JA804A is indeed ZA102 (former N1006F) 34486 / 9. Could the airframe you captured at KPAE be 34485 / 7 ?
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PM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7224 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10497 times:
I flew on JA804A in April and it wasn't the plane photographed in Seattle! This plane must have had the registration applied some time ago and then the sequence was changed. Be interested to know which l/n this is.
817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 3136 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5371 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 5): I expect it wasn't a mistake, but that LN9 proved to be in a better position to deliver than whatever this frame is, so JA804A was reassigned to LN9 and just has not been removed from this frame.
I guess, but the point I was trying to make is that it could have been: