SonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1171 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6099 times:
There is a set of 25 that were ordered by CO and another 25 ordered by UA. The UA order was later than CO.
They will have five by the end of this year. IIRC, there will be another five or so by the end of 2013. UA's are supposed to start in 2014.
Keep in mind that UA should have flexibility to change the 787 type on their orders. They are supposed to have 36 788's and 14 789. They could change that mix at some point. From what I recall, they can designate the type within a few months of the a/c being built. They also have 50 options which could be exercised within a given time frame set out on the contract.
sweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1550 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5720 times:
Maybe they can get both frames in pre flight delivered this month, that would give UA 4 birds to fly with. Most probably there is a UA frame LN45 in rework that will roll out to flight line this month and maybe deliver before Dec 31..
5 frames is almost a sub fleet What UA frame did Obama check out?
United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5337 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5535 times:
Quoting sweair (Reply 9): LN55, I didn´t build this.. Would be cool if they put some sticker on that frame, once was almost AF1?
The one time that UA flew the president on a commercial flight it used the call sign Executive 1. AF1 is only used if the Chair errr...Air Force is flying around the Prez. When he's aboard any of the other services aircraft the call sign is 1 ie: Marine 1.
Dalavia From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 398 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5464 times:
Just received a very exciting e-mail from United Airlines:
United is proud to be the first North American carrier flying the 787 Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is a revolutionary aircraft, offering improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins and enhanced ventilation systems, along with increased fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Your flight from Houston Bush Intercontinental to Chicago O'Hare on November 4, 2012, will be the first passenger flight of the United 787 Dreamliner for a U.S. airline.
Since this is an inaugural flight, members of the news media and other customers will be filming in the gate area and on the aircraft to capture the event. If you have questions regarding your flight, please call our Reservations Center at 1-800-826-0254, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time. Thank you for flying with United on this historic flight.
lombro From Netherlands, joined Mar 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
Just received an email from my touroperator that my flight AMS - IAH for February 21, 2013 has been changed from 788 to 764. So disappointing! Keeping thumbs up for return flight on March 6. Does this mean that they will start IAH - AMS later than Dec 5 wirh 788?
CONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
Quoting lombro (Reply 18): Just received an email from my touroperator that my flight AMS - IAH for February 21, 2013 has been changed from 788 to 764. So disappointing! Keeping thumbs up for return flight on March 6. Does this mean that they will start IAH - AMS later than Dec 5 wirh 788?
IAH - AMS on the 787 has been postponed until February. So the first international 787 flight will be LAX - NRT.
[Edited 2012-11-03 07:10:59]
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jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 588 posts, RR: 5 Reply 21, posted (6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
The airline has to prove to the FAA that they can safely and legally operate the type before the FAA will allow the aircraft type to be placed on their operators certificate. The FAA inspectors watch and may call out random scenarios like diversions for weather, mechanical, or medical problems to make sure the airline handles things per the airline's approved manuals.