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United 787 Enroute IAH-AMS  
User currently offlinefshplns From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13284 times:

UA7708 enroute showing an ETA of 202pm in AMS on October 25th

[Edited 2012-10-24 21:03:29]

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User currently offlineiahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3767 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12881 times:
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This is a FAA proving flight.. Sadly no passengers allowed yet. A visit to NRT is also planned soon.


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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2156 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12845 times:
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Expected at 1202z at AMS. Just when I have nothing to do at work. Guess I'm going plane spotting 

Martijn



Always comparing your flown types list with mine
User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2156 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 12393 times:
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She's here! My first time up close with a 787. What a gorgeous bird!

Arrival video can be found here;
http://youtu.be/kxeyU7rK3ho

Martijn



Always comparing your flown types list with mine
User currently offlineholzmann From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 12306 times:

Any idea why UAL chose AMS as a SkyTeam hub over FRA to fly their new bird?

User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 12269 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 4):
Any idea why UAL chose AMS as a SkyTeam hub over FRA to fly their new bird?

Here are some choices
1) less fuel to AMS vs FRA
2) lower landing fees / restrictions vs FRA, LHR etc
3) AF/KL wanted to get a good look at it, so Boeing paid for the fuel
4) AMS is more fun than FRA for a layover
5) Had cargo they could take
6) Borrowed DL's route dartboard and turned it into a Proving Run Dartboard



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User currently offlineDALCE From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2007, 2019 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 12268 times:

I assume this has everything to do with AMS being one of the first regular destinations for the UA 787's


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User currently offlineTdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 502 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 12258 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 4):
Any idea why UAL chose AMS as a SkyTeam hub over FRA to fly their new bird?

Because that will be one of their first international deployments, on IAH-AMS. It's just temporary until more 787s arrive. The 787s are based in IAH and IAH-AMS is an easy deployment since it only requires one shell and replaces a similar capacity aircraft (764).



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User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3158 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 12211 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 3):

She's here! My first time up close with a 787. What a gorgeous bird!

Arrival video can be found here;
http://youtu.be/kxeyU7rK3ho

Martijn

As long as that overwing jetway doesn't collapse on the wing, we're good.



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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 12162 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 4):
Any idea why UAL chose AMS as a SkyTeam hub over FRA to fly their new bird?

FRA is slot restricted


User currently onlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 12148 times:

By chance I was driving along the A4 when she was about to land! The plane looks stunning even though it's a little stubby.


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User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2730 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 12011 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 6):
I assume this has everything to do with AMS being one of the first regular destinations for the UA 787's

Ding ding ding.

*A hubs mean nothing for these proving runs. The 787s will see regular service to IAH, EWR, SFO, LAX, ORD, DEN, NRT, AMS (among others) in the coming months. Incidentally, most of those cities have received or will receive 787 proving flights.

[Edited 2012-10-25 07:11:56]

User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 11967 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 3):
She's here! My first time up close with a 787. What a gorgeous bird!

Thaniks for the video. Very nice. The engines and the wings get to me.


User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11500 times:

According to the October issue of Hemispheres, UA has to do 100 hours of non revenue proving runs with the 787. This is mandated by the FAA because they are the first U.S. operator. It may be that other U.S. carriers will not have to do as many proving runs once they get their A/C..

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 18356 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10238 times:
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Pictures of the arrival today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11121980/


Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10008 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 14):
Pictures of the arrival today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11121980/

Nice set of photos!


User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10008 times:

What a beauty!!
Cor, that jetty hovers over the wing a bit close whilst parking doesn't it ??!!!
  


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3512 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 9705 times:
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Please pardon my ignorance, but when does United get their next 787's? It has been said 4 to 5 by the end of this year...that's is not very far away!

Also, since they are test flying this first 787 now, will they have to equally test the second frame, third and so on with the same rigor?



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 9554 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 17):
Please pardon my ignorance, but when does United get their next 787's? It has been said 4 to 5 by the end of this year...that's is not very far away!

They should be getting their next one in a few days, and 2 in November and 2 in December if what was originally reported by them is correct.



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User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 8938 times:

Love the plane, but still no fan of the UA/CO livery.

User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 8902 times:

To VC10er,

The proving runs are only for the first frame. They have to show the FAA that they have the competency to operate the 787 both in the air and on the ground.

(They could use their later frames if they chose to do so, as this is proving their ability with the aircraft type. I doubt that they will do that, as they want to get the 787 in revenue service ASAP.)


User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 8902 times:

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 19):
Love the plane, but still no fan of the UA/CO livery.

It just takes time, just like how we all hate Facebook when they update it, we eventually just get used to it like its normal.


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3512 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5750 times:
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Quoting seahawks7757 (Reply 21):

I'm not getting used to it. I will keep flying them nonetheless. I hated battleship for all the time it flew so I will have to grin and bear this one. The fact that the Borg planet has been on the tail since 1991 and didn't really like it that much then, I probably won't for the next 10. I'd like to see United become America's best airline, and perhaps if that happens it will sport a fresh image. IMHO.



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3512 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5726 times:
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Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 18):

Wow, rapid fire aircraft delivery! I long for the day I see them at EWR, and even fly it more so!



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Great photos! I got to see one at DCA. Nice bird, eh?


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25 ua767400 : No they will not need to fly it as much as 3904. 3904 is flying a lot so the FAA can certify the aircraft/certify United to handle the aircraft.
26 klwright69 : I love the plane and love the livery. When is the first scheduled flight, and what is the first route that flight will be?
27 ua767400 : United 1116 IAH-ORD on November 4th is the first flight
28 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Nice video Martijn. Thanks for posting. This aircraft would look so much better with the U - Tulip - on the tail instead of that fugly globe. Also I
29 A340Spotter : Those of us onboard were eagerly watching the taxi-in as well. Parking "under" a jetway at other airports happens but with a brand new airplane, let'
30 AirframeAS : This is not a "for hire" flight, so no cargo. Again, this was a proving run.
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