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United 787 #3904 To IAH  
User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2242 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38429 times:

United Airline's first 787 is on it's way to IAH this morning. Scheduled arrival at 09:48 AM.

[Edited 2012-09-22 06:27:23]


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38479 times:

Quoting CALTECH (Thread starter):
United Airline's first 787 is on it's way to IAH this morning.

Wow, when did the delivery take place yesterday or this Morning.



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User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2242 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38462 times:

She left BFI today. She is aloft. And Flying. It is showing as a non-revenue test flight. Actual delivery ceremony in IAH ?

[Edited 2012-09-22 06:30:56]


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38400 times:

I don't see anything on Flightaware.


Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38324 times:

Not showing on FlightAware...


Airports 2012: IXE HYD DEL BLR BOM CCU KNU KTM BKK SIN ICN LAX BUR SFO PHX IAH ORD EWR PHL PVD BOS FRA MUC IST
User currently offlineORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38300 times:

Can an airline block a flight on flightaware, like the government can?

User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2242 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38211 times:

Remember, this is a non-revenue flight. Believe she is flying as a test or ferry flight. #6864.


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User currently offlineORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38182 times:

united.com does show 6864 from BFI to IAH with the arrival times listed above.

Technically it does not show BFI as the origin, but then under the weather for the airports involved it displays BFI.

the status says 'on schedule' but it should have an estimated arrival time if it is in the air, but I am sure that united could block this if they wish.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38126 times:

Got a couple of sources telling me that delivery did indeed take place and the airplane should arrive at IAH by 10AM CDT. Sounds like delivery ceremony will be in Houston.


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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 38111 times:

They tricked even the most active followers   If the ceremony is at IAH they certainly would want to keep this flight quiet if possible.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 38046 times:

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 6):
Remember, this is a non-revenue flight. Believe she is flying as a test or ferry flight. #6864.

There are some other airline ferry/delivery flights showing up on Flightaware out of BFI this morning (Aerolineas Argentina and Xiamen Air both have 738s departing BFI this morning.). The last instance of UAL6864 being used is Sept. 15 for an LAX-SFO flight with a 772. The fact that this ferry flight isn't showing up on Flightaware is interesting and makes you wonder if perhaps it's flying under some other flight number or UA had the flight number or registration blocked.

Flightaware is showing three 787 flights, two from JAL and one from ANA:

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B788

Quoting ORDBOSEWR (Reply 5):
Can an airline block a flight on flightaware, like the government can?

Yes. Plenty of private a/c have their registrations blocked, so an airline can just as easily request a similar sort of blocking of a flight number or a/c registration even on a temporary basis (Many private jet fractional operators are classified as airlines.). It's probably not done as often since airlines typically use a block of flight numbers for ferry/test flights.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 37855 times:

Awesome news for a Saturday morning... my daughter is dancing to the Rhapsody in Blue that I am blasting right now!

Congrats to all at United and Boeing!


User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 37804 times:

FYI friend of mine says the internal UA system shows the flt sked but does not show the aircraft flying...mebbe a data error???

User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2242 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 36979 times:

It was a tip from Chicago Ops, the schedule at 09:48 IAH time is wrong. Trying to get more info.


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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 36435 times:

My United app actually shows some seats in Y+ are occupied. Maybe a glitch.


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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 36194 times:

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 14):
My United app actually shows some seats in Y+ are occupied. Maybe a glitch.

Those are the default blocked seats...



Airports 2012: IXE HYD DEL BLR BOM CCU KNU KTM BKK SIN ICN LAX BUR SFO PHX IAH ORD EWR PHL PVD BOS FRA MUC IST
User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 35752 times:

Is there no A-Netters in IAH to confirm that the 787 has landed and then disappeared into a hanger?

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 35744 times:

ZA288 is still in Seattle and should depart later today or tomorrow morning. Apparently it's getting some sort of custom software load.


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User currently onlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 937 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 33985 times:

Looks like the UA 787 will be delivered to IAH!


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User currently offlineflight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3397 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 33824 times:

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 18):
Looks like the UA 787 will be delivered to IAH!

What gave that away? This entire thread?


User currently onlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 937 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 33756 times:

Looks like it. Looks like the rumors that is was gonna be either SFO or ORD are now false!


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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 47
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 33649 times:

No delivery today. Apparently no C-1 flight has even taken place. That still has to be done as well as some other training and marketing matters. Delivery towards the end of the week possibly.


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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 33643 times:

Was it Continental or UA that ordered these frames?

User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 33623 times:

Quoting sweair (Reply 22):

Was it Continental or UA that ordered these frames?

This is a Continental ordered aircraft.



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User currently offlinen797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 33535 times:

Quoting sweair (Reply 22):

IIRC, these should be United orders because I believe that CO converted their orders to the 787-9. I don't remember if it was all of them though.



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25 sweair : So delivery should be at former Continental hub?
26 CONTACREW : Nope it's a CO ordered aircraft. The UA ordered ones won't be coming online until around 2016 or so.
27 Roseflyer : Technically the delivery flight was on Friday PAE-BFI. BFI-IAH is a non revenue flight operating for UA. Rarely do airlines do this since usually the
28 Post contains images co772 : I have no inside information but it would make sense as the 787 is a sCO order, crewed by a sCO crew, based out of IAH (an sCO hub). Wouldn't surpris
29 AVENSAB727 : I was beginning to think it was going to be delivered to ORD, but IAH makes more sense since it is a sCO order.
30 STT757 : I remember with CO their 777s #1 and #2 were delivered the same day, #1 flew to IAH and #2 to EWR. I went to EWR that night to see the new CO 777 and
31 STT757 : CO originally ordered 25 787-8s, just as UA did. However CO later converted 14 of their 25 787-8s to 787-9s, the aircraft we are waiting to be delive
32 Roseflyer : UA typically had new airplanes deliver to SFO not ORD.
33 sweair : Hard to imagine Boeing and UA being fro the same roots once in history.
34 AVENSAB727 : Thanks for correcting me, could this mean that IAH could replace SFO for deliveries in the future?
35 drerx7 : I wouldn't say that. SMB is and will be very important in the future of this airline.
36 SonomaFlyer : Again, there is no merger of the pilot contracts. Because of that, these sCO initial orders will be flown by sCO pilots from an sCO hub. CO was the fi
37 TWA772LR : And CO since it was Varney who founded both of them, UA and CO that is.
38 strfyr51 : For that matter both UAL and CAL spramg from the same roots. Walter Varney, Varney Airlines and Varney Speedlines 1930 (UAL) 1936 (CAL)
39 Post contains links jmhayes : Just filed a flightplan to Grant Co ... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL7708
40 Post contains images CALTECH : Okay, there was a issue yesterday, no crew was assigned to the flight all day. It was premature to say she was in the air. Took a tip and did not comp
41 jmhayes : Flight to Moses Lake just completed; Flightaware didn't show it as having taken off, but tracked on ADS-B.[Edited 2012-09-23 11:50:01]
42 gigneil : There were no rumors that it was going to anywhere but IAH. NS
43 AirframeAS : So, what's the status now. It's 9:12pm DEN time.
44 spiritair97 : UAL686 is shown on flightaware as a 763 from HNL to HKG. Any reason it isn't showing the 787 ferry flight?
45 AVENSAB727 : I did hear them, but not from this site.
46 CONTACREW : That flight is a ferry flight to HKG for the 763 to undergo mod to 2-cabin international version with Flatbed seats, AVOD etc.
47 Post contains images gigneil : ...because its a different flight? NS
48 CALMSP : flight cancelled last night. another run to Moses is scheduled for today.[Edited 2012-09-24 05:48:54]
49 bikerthai : Internal Boeing News say the plane was delivered to over the weekend. But the flight to Houston is not planned till later in the week. Don't know any
50 Post contains links and images GEG2RAP : oh you guys just don't know which airport to look for http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL7708 The bird is here in Moses Lake
51 AirframeAS : On Flightaware, you can just type in the tail number to find where the plane is.
52 frosty328 : According to our internal company website, the first 787, N20904 will arrive in IAH on Friday September 28th. There are no details yet about the ETA i
53 KELPkid : Love to know why it has remained in Washington so long after "delivery"...and a wierd delivery flight it was (PAE to BFI).
54 drerx7 : Rumor from one of the guys on the ground at IAH is early AM Fri...of course subject to change.
55 frosty328 : According to the company, the crews are doing training flights between Moses Lake and Boeing Field. The training flights are the final part of the pr
56 Post contains images Western727 : If Flightaware is to be believed, it's making a flight today from BFI to the skies above MSP and then back to BFI. I wonder what the rationale behind
57 Post contains links and images tjwgrr : "Minneapolis tower, United 7708 heavy requesting a flyby." Controller: "Negative, 7708 heavy, the pattern is full." [Edited 2012-09-26 09:43:37]
58 Post contains images Western727 : +1
59 RDH3E : Yep, until they were forced to divest! Very much an incestuous industry. It was said that they are more effective for training at Moses Lake because
60 COEWR787 : Add to that United Technologies (Pratt and Whitney, Sikorsky)
61 Post contains images KELPkid : Wonder why they didn't fly home first, though. Not like Texas has plenty of Moses Lake like airports
62 Western727 : MWH also has ideal weather, being in the desert of eastern Washington. I grew up going regularly from home in Seattle to nearby Ephrata (grandparents
63 bikerthai : Nah, you don't get hills in Texas like you do here. Each round trip between Seattle and Moses Lake give you a couple of spectacular fly by's of O'l R
64 Post contains links rotating14 : http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-in-flights-around-seattle-376968/ This would sum up the best reason why she hasn't left to IAH, yet, makes the
65 Post contains links United1 : Indeed...looks like she did a quick familiarization flight today. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL7708
66 ordramper98 : According to flightaware, she's stil flying (3 1/2 hours so far).
67 ordramper98 : I don't know if the altitude graph is correct, but off the coast they were flying very low. If the flight level on there is correct, they were flying
68 drerx7 : 4PM Friday 9/28 IAH arrival is the latest.
69 Post contains images PlanesNTrains : Just flew over Auburn en route to BFI with a Boeing chase plane alongside it. Beautiful - nice gentle arc over my house. I'm out running my garden tra
70 IAHFLYR : Delete this post please as it didn't load correctly.[Edited 2012-09-27 19:24:44]
71 Post contains images IAHFLYR : The pilots that will bring it into IAH are very very old so that is pretty late in the day for them! My bet is the updated time for arrival at IAH wi
72 UA767400 : It will not be that early. UA has confirmed they will be arriving around 4PM.
73 aeroblogger : My info might be outdated, but the email I got yesterday from someone at Boeing said that the aircraft is expected at IAH between 1-2PM local for a 4
74 Post contains images iahcsr : Last word I had is will op as 7708 ETA 1600-ish. It will go directly to the hanger.. No terminal viewing
75 IAHFLYR : Yep, my intel this morning was out of BFI at 1000 PDT and arrive IAH 1600 CDT.
76 Post contains links United1 : Looks like a flight plan has been filed....UAs first Dreamliner should be en route to IAH in a little over two hours. http://flightaware.com/live/flig
77 United787 : Does your garden train set have an airport? Is there going to be an official ceremony at some point?
78 Post contains images CONTACREW : And the first 787 is on it's way 7708/28SEP P BFI/OUT 941A E00.19 ☨ P BFI/OFF 958A P IAH/ETA 420P E05.00 D HDQ/FERRY FLIGHT ETA 420P SKED BFI ORIG 1
79 CONTACREW : This is what a friend of mine sent me. UNITED AIRLINES’ FIRST 787 DREAMLINER ARRIVES IN HOUSTON United Airlines – the North American launch custom
80 IAHFLYR : Guess they're going to be slowing down some or expect to extend the route in order to make that 1600 CDT arrival time. The live data I just looked at
81 Post contains images KELPkid : You gonna be on duty and have the honors of controlling the first UA 787 in Houston's airspace?
82 Post contains images IAHFLYR : I wish.....but unfortunately the crusty ole guys flying needed some extra rest and couldn't get here before the end of my duty day. Oh well, it will
83 United1 : Just about to cross into Texas...whats the weather look like in IAH right now?
84 KELPkid : Wow, definitely some weather issues over the Lone Star State today... (looking at the radar returns on FlightAware!).
85 Post contains images KELPkid : Any idea about the whoop-de-do over Colorado? Is there an Air Force Academy grad in the pointy end that wanted a flyby? Or a Flight-aware bug?
86 co772 : Most likely will be landing in some scattered thundershowers.
87 co772 : Might have been to time the arrival w/ the specified arrival time...?
88 CALPSAFltSkeds : According to FlightAware it was a 9 minute 360 degree circle (left turn) at FL410 that circled PUB (Pueblo CO), miles south of DEN and COS. Anyone on
89 Post contains images KELPkid : Dunno, but the people on the ground in PUB certainly couldn't make it out very well at FL410
90 United1 : Looks like they are making another loop...wonder if its for weather or simply to slow down a bit.
91 Post contains images KELPkid : Doesn't look like it. It might just be vectoring for arrival or weather. They have already descended from cruise...but maybe a flyby is in store at I
92 aeroblogger : The loops are to slow down to ensure that the flight will arrive after the journalists do.
93 AirframeAS : Any A.netters on he ground at IAH right now??
94 Post contains images co772 : Just flew over my house... should be on the ground by now. Sorry for the terrible iPhone pic... much better in person
95 Post contains images United1 : Touchdown +1 788 Dreamliner....
96 Post contains links United1 : Video of the first one landing in IAH.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olxMkoEcgfM
97 adxmatt : That is correct.... Didn't want to get to IAH early due to the press events. The 6000 series flight numbers were set up strictly for ACARS testing. M
98 Post contains links STT757 : Lots' of photos from the Houston Airports System: http://www.flickr.com/photos/houstonairports/sets/72157631646113389/
99 iahcsr : Ship 0904/3904 is planned to make first flight in 11 days tomorrow 10Sep IAH EWR IAH as UA7708.
100 Deltal1011man : Its going to IAH because thats where UAL picked to do the 787 work. Could have easily been SFO. (and i expect SFO will be doing 787 work soon.) why O
101 The777Man : I heard it's going to LAX on Friday 12 October. The777Man
102 IAHFLYR : Yep, or at least that is currently what the UA flight status page is showing, out of IAH at 0900 CDT to LAX at 1040 PDT.
103 ORDBOSEWR : This is hilarious. If you go to united.com and search flight status for 7708. It has the flight delayed 3hrs, awaiting inbound aircraft.... I love it
104 Post contains images KELPkid : So has it really just been sitting around at IAH since its delivery flight? I would have expected some crew familiarization runs within Texas...
105 DL WIDGET HEAD : I'd like to nonrev on this plane on Monday Oct 15th. Anybody know if it's flying on that day and the routes?
106 United787 : Is this a revenue flight?
107 aeroblogger : First revenue flight is 11/4
108 IAHFLYR : No, all proving runs at this point.
109 strfyr51 : No the proving runs aren't even done yet, The FAA should be in the office this week for the start Lucky for ME I'm off until Friday.. Proving Runs ar
110 Boeing12345 : Guess you don't have access to eDocs then.
111 FriendlySkies : 3904 is also planned to fly IAH-ORD on Thursday 11Oct.
112 The777Man : Thanks for the info on the time which I realize could change. The777Man
113 Post contains images IAHFLYR : Oh yeah, like for today it was scheduled out of IAH at 0900 CDT for EWR and it's still at IAH sitting at 1410 CDT.
114 Post contains images iahcsr : it's out of the gate, not off yet
115 Post contains images The777Man : Well, I could always see it at work, if it's running late..... The777Man
116 Post contains images KELPkid : Where are you getting the info? Plugging either N20904 or UAL7708 into Flight-Aware shows nothing... Oh yeah, you've probably seen the flight strip W
117 Post contains links cal764 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL7708 United 7708 in the air an hour ago bound for EWR..or so it says
118 Post contains images IAHFLYR : From the UA website flight status page. They kept it surprisingly up to date as the push times changed. Nut flightaware, you're better than that!! Th
119 Hypoxik : So is it turning to IAH tonight? Can't find anything on Flyingtogether about the ORD run.
120 IAHFLYR : Guys, check the UA website and flight status, type in the flight number of 7708 and it provides probably the best available information other than fr
121 UA767400 : It is on its way to IAH right now. Tomorrow morning, it will fly to IAH-ORD-DEN-IAH tomorrow all under UA7708. The UA site is doing a great job track
122 CODC10 : I saw it land today around dusk at EWR. Gorgeous airplane. The LED nav/anti-collision/landing lights are very distinctive.
123 IAHFLYR : They sure are. A beautiful airplane and oh so quiet on takeoff!
124 United787 : Will this be the first time a 787 comes to ORD? I will definately watch for that one, hopefully it lands on 28 so I can see it fly over Lincoln Park!
125 CcrlR : No. Boeing brought the 787 over back in March for UA. I hope they use Runway 28. I will see if I can get some shots tomorrow. Depends on where they l
126 United787 : Over Central Illinois now and flights appear to be landing from the East!
127 UA767400 : Rumor has it, there is an issue which may delay the first couple 787 flights. Does anybody have any info?
128 strfyr51 : The Proving Runs are not yet complete. we still have the International section to complete to Europe and Asia. The FAA has been in the Office all wee
129 tallguy14 : I also heard a rumor from a friend at CO/UA that there won't be three 787s ready in time for the three inaugural flights on Nov 4th. We bought tickets
130 ORDBOSEWR : UA is scheduled to have 2 planes on property by 11/4. All flights are planned for that. They plan on having 4 by end of the year. The last update I s
131 max550 : I was under the impression they'll only need two aircraft for those first flights. One to do IAH-ORD-IAH-LAX-IAH and one for IAH-EWR-IAH-LAX-IAH. Uni
132 aeroblogger : NRT flight tomorrow is cancelled. I'm getting very concerned about UA's ability to make the 11/4 inauguration date.
133 co772 : Does anyone have any idea as to why they cancelled both the AMS and NRT flights. Also, It was supposed to fly to SFO after the diversion to DEN but i
134 iahcsr : Last I heard NRT is now set for the 21st[Edited 2012-10-18 00:50:57]
135 hiflyer : This aircraft has not flown for several days...been sitting in Houston from what I am reading. Now...it is a complicated new design aircraft going thr
136 UA767400 : It is not all Uniteds fault. It is different when a US carrier operates a new aircraft vs a foreign carrier flying an aircraft to a US airport
137 strfyr51 : What would you have UAL management SAY?? I've been at work while the FAA sat 2 feet from me "Grilling" the Maintenance controller. what I perceive is
138 FriendlySkies : Had CO ever introduced a new type in the US? UA has a lot of history with this (727, 737, DC-10, 767, 777, maybe more), you'd think they might have u
139 gigneil : They have to do that with this plane as well, and its pretty well documented on Flying Together all those steps are being and will be taken. NS
140 hiflyer : Thanks stryfr51.....so UA did the initial on the 777 in the US as most recent.. Think CO (or DL?) may have done the 764 but that was more a variation
141 Captainstefan : I've heard through the grapevine that it will be in Atlanta (!!!) on Saturday between 1000-1900 local time... Can anyone confirm this?
142 AA737-823 : I'm not really sure how relevant "past experience" is, when you're talking about introducing a 727 and a 737 forty years ago, a DC-10 and a 767 thirt
143 UA767400 : It is supposed to head to EWR....unless it diverts, you won't see it.
144 iahcsr : 0904 flew IAH IAD IAh today... Nothing posted for tomorrow.. IAH SFO IAH on Monday... Maybe...
145 factsonly : UA plans its first Transatlantic B787 flight on 25 Oct 2012 IAH AMS With paying pax.
146 drerx7 : Is this confirmed?
147 CONTACREW : I don't think it's flying to AMS with paying pax. As its doing a proving run to AMS tonight and won't be back in IAH until Friday.
148 IAHFLYR : Who are these paying pax, FAA? Proving runs have yet to be finished and they have yet to fly it internationally so paying pax is most likely incorrec
149 AA737-823 : You've pulled this out of your... nose. Revenue flights start November 4, and they're on DOMESTIC runs. AMS is, indeed, to be the first international
150 Post contains links factsonly : Well, well......not quite out of my nose ....but from www.united.com United Flight 7708 Status: On Schedule DEPARTS: City: Houston, TX (IAH - Interco
151 Post contains images CODC10 : That's a proving flight. The 'facts' are that United is not yet authorized by the FAA to operate the 787 in commercial service, that is, with revenue
152 CO772 : United.com shows it retuning AMS-IAH on Friday 10/26/12. Definitely a proving run w/out paying pax both directions. Hopefully it won't be canceled lik
153 Post contains images drerx7 : Proving runs. No revenue passengers - united.com places alot of 'odd' sections on the flight status page that are charters or non-revenue runs. Even
154 AirframeAS : No, it's not. We can't fly the 787 with paying pax yet. We are still in the proving runs phase. What you saw was probably just a flifo status on UA.c
155 IAHFLYR : Just the fact!!!! The information you have is from the website which has had from the delivery flight shown where the airplane is next going. UAL7708
156 AirframeAS : When is Dreamliner #2 supposed to arrive? Is it on the assembly line yet?
157 sonomaflyer : Dreamliner #2 for UA has already taken its B-1 (first flight). It has one or two more Boeing flights then one or two flights by UA crews before delive
158 iahcsr : The second delivery, ship 0906, is actually the sixth UA built. The other four have rework to be done first. Deliveries 3 and 4 are currently ships 09
159 AA737-823 : Did you not bother to read ANY of the other posts which informed you that you were mistaken? Hopefully, you'll take the time to read those posts whic
160 max550 : Anyone know if they'll have it in time to do the inaugural flights on 11/4? How much time will UA need to have it for before they can put it into rev
161 aeroblogger : As long as delivery takes place by the end of the month, UA has a decent chance at getting the aircraft into service in time.
162 ORDBOSEWR : It is unlikely that happens. Frankly, I think as long as #2 gets on property by Nov 3rd they will be fine, but the bigger problem will be all of the
163 drerx7 : Are there any special bids in place for cabin and flight crew for the first revenue flights?
164 ua767400 : No, the aircraft has to be on property before 11/3 in order for the IAH-EWR-IAH-SFO-IAH flights to work. Whenever a new aircraft is delivered, there
165 malaysia : But I am also seeing IAH-ORD-IAH-LAX-IAH service in the system that week with the 788 not IAH-EWR-IAH-SFO-IAH or am I missing something, or second 78
166 ua767400 : Yes, it is in the system, but IF the second 787 is not ready in time, the IAH-ORD-IAH route will go as planned.
167 AA737-823 : Any word on LAX on the 5th? That's the only one I care about!!! LOL.
168 Post contains images RobK : Maybe something wrong with the plane. Just requested descent and diversion to Keflavik with Shanwick on HF. eta: typo[Edited 2012-10-26 03:29:11]
169 iahcsr : Could also be an FAA test .. Or the real thing...
170 RobK : Descending from 390 to 370, re-route from present position to 60n24w then direct KEF. At 61n call Iceland on 127.85.
171 ua767400 : More than likely a test by the FAA
172 RobK : Shanwick selcalled him back and asked if he was intending to land at KEF. Flight was extremely weak for me but I believe he said he would be. All seem
173 IAHFLYR : The FAA is looking at all facets of a diversion, so filing to KEF would certainly not check off those boxes the FAA need to verify for certification.
174 drerx7 : It absolutely is an FAA test. Same thing happened all last week with WN and its proving runs to SJU, the FAA had them divert to other airports in the
175 CONTACREW : Looks like the 787 operating IAH - CLE, IAH - IAD one time service, as well as the inaugural IAH - EWR, IAH - SFO have been scrapped and replaced with
176 IAHFLYR : How far into Dec. does it look like the swaps will take place?
177 Post contains images drerx7 : Fingers crossed for Nov 8th IAH-ORD...
178 777ord : Makes absolute sense! I wondered why the flight crew came up in my legality list today! And, anyone buy a ticket for the first IAH-ORD-IAH on 04NOV?
179 cnz3 : Hasn't changed on united.com yet, but I can understand why the swap-outs are happening with all the delays... I'm scheduled to fly 787 IAH-EWR on 02
180 CONTACREW : It will change tomorrow.
181 dartland : I'm on the inaugural Nov 4 service EWR-IAH-SFO (both 787) --- Going to cancel my ticket if they change metal, and be extremely disappointed. My one la
182 Post contains images IAHFLYR : UA isn't totally to blame for the delay in certification. But hey move on, lower fare maybe because you didn't buy that one seat they listed for the
183 United1 : 3904 is about 90 minutes from touching back down at IAH...
184 AirframeAS : Uh, that's not what I heard. Something happened in DEN on Oct 13 and it was grounded after that. The FAA was pretty pissed, from what I have heard. T
185 njdevilsin03 : I'm Assuming the first sfo-iah red eye is a 764...
186 IAHFLYR : Really, what might that be? And if grounded what type of certificate was granted in order to get it back to IAH where all the maintenance is done?
187 Post contains links AndyEastMids : http://airlineroute.net/2012/10/26/ua-787domestic-update2/ Hardly fair to blame United when it's Boeing fault they can't get United's second plastic p
188 Post contains images AirframeAS : I dunno. That's why I asked: Well? Read the entire post next time.
189 Transpac787 : I'm not sure what happened, but I was in DEN and even on the ramp when it pulled into the gate that day. Got a bunch of good pictures of it. Technica
190 Post contains images IAHFLYR : HUH, read the entire post and have to remember, I did, but I'm old and forget minute by minute! The information I've heard from one of the guys flyin
191 AirframeAS : So was I. Got some great pics, including from the 4th floor at center core.
192 Post contains images IAHFLYR : HUH, read the entire post and have to remember, I did, but I'm old and forget minute by minute! The information I've heard from one of the guys flyin
193 Post contains images IAHFLYR : HUH, read the entire post and have to remember, I did, but I'm old and forget minute by minute! The information I've heard from one of the guys flyin
194 ua767400 : Just so everybody is clear...the proving runs have absolutely nothing to do with the flights that were cancelled. Boeing is unable to deliver the airc
195 CALTECH : Boeing delays. "Posted October 26, 2012 Due to unexpected further 787 delivery delays from Boeing, some flights originally scheduled to operate with o
196 AirframeAS : I believe we took delivery of Dreamliner #2..... N20906 on Wednesday per Flying Together.
197 Post contains images iahcsr : 0906 was parked on the 'D' pad when I arrived SNAIAH yesterday (1Nov) 0902 And 0905 are supposedly the next on the list... whenever that will be.
198 CALTECH : 902 is scheduled to be delivered around the 16th of November. 905 is scheduled to be delivered around the 28th of November.
199 AirframeAS : When is the first revenue flight out of DEN on the 787 supposed to occur again?
200 AVENSAB727 : March 31st
201 AirframeAS : That's the NRT flight. I know there is one domestic flight out if DEN, I think it was scheduled for December??
202 AA737-823 : Nope. Al domestic legs other than the daily IAH-ODA-IAH-LAX-IAH run have been cancelled. Aircraft 2 (906) will be flying around the system, ad-hoc.
203 drerx7 : That sucks for people who actually planned to fly on the Dreamliner on certain routes.
204 Transpac787 : IAH-DEN-IAH runs daily from 05DEC to 02JAN. This schedule was unchanged, per the amended schedule released 26OCT.
205 AirframeAS : That's what I thought! I guess I wasn't hallucinating here! Do you know the flight number, Transpac787? Is it nonrev-able?
206 Transpac787 : The flight numbers seem to change with each day, oddly. It's never the same flight number - at least for days in a row - as far as I can tell. The sc
207 AirframeAS : Thanks for that. I'm gonna give that a shot, hopefully I'll be off on one of those days. We will have to see.
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