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First Revenue Flight Of LOT's 787 Today:)  
User currently offlinekamilinlondon From UK - England, joined Feb 2011, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 13069 times:

Good morning all

The first revenue flight of LOT's first 787 is underway heading to Prague.
Looking forward to see her at Heathrow on the 21/12/12..


Good day..


Kamilinlondon
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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12960 times:

SP-LRA, operating LO523, left WAW a bit late and just made a go-around/flyby at PRG according to Flighradar24 - most likely part of the show.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineLTU330 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12886 times:

....it's also scheduled to operate to MUC this afternoon. Due at 16:25 local. I need to make sure the shopping that my wife has planned is done and dusted in time get to there with the camera !

User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 793 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12654 times:

Hello,

Just got to my hotel in Prague following the flight...what can I say? It was wonderful! The interior is excellent and to a very high standard. Economy had excellent leg room, quality noise cancelling headsets and overall great comfort. Premium Economy also looked great as did Business. The crew where extremely accommodating with all us enthusiasts all over the cabin taking pictures, videos and exploring throuout boarding, inflight and after landing. We even had the flightdeck available to visit. Departure was slightly late due to de-icing and our approach was changed due to weather (although maybe we did do a fly past?). On arrival there was a gate party along we many, many spotters lining the approach path and runway. Airport staff from all departments also turned out in their masses to greet the 787. Overall, a wonderful experience and a great day for Polish and European aviation along with an historic milestone for LOT.

Thanks
ThomasCook



A380 Crew
User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12383 times:

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 4):
Economy had excellent leg room, quality noise cancelling headsets and overall great comfort.

Good that's the legroom is excellent. But how did you find sideways space when seated 3-3-3 ? Was Y class fully booked ?


User currently offlinegr09 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12216 times:

A photo from PRG:
http://www.planes.cz/cs/photo/115681...-lot-lot-lo-praha-ruzyne-prg-lkpr/


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12211 times:

Here's a video from the visit to PRG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX8Q9Qprrvc&feature=youtu.be


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently onlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11715 times:

On a related note, when will LO's 787 hit the JFK-WAW and ORD-WAW routes?

If it's soon, particularly for ORD, I might want to connect in WAW if going to Europe over LHR/CDG/FRA just so I can try a Dreamliner.



I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11399 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 8):
On a related note, when will LO's 787 hit the JFK-WAW and ORD-WAW routes?

WAW-ORD will be the first North American route, I believe it starts early January.


User currently offlinehoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11226 times:

WAW-ORD starts mid-January. Let's hope LO survives long enough to receive all its 787s; the CEO, who was on the job for just two years, was ousted yesterday due to LO ' s continuing losses.


Hoya Saxa!!
User currently offlinekamilinlondon From UK - England, joined Feb 2011, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11063 times:

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 4):

This year I flew with BA,KLM,Lufthansa,BMI and LOT. And LOT was the most pleasant flight I ever flew on. Great to see her exploring the skies of Europe first. 2nd one due to handover at the end of the year , another 3 till late March.

Regards Kamilinlondon.



Kamilinlondon
User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10709 times:

I just arrived in Munich after a wonderful flight on the Dreamliner, it's a very impressive aircraft and the crew were excellent. I was sat in the rear economy section and there was plenty of space, probably the most spacious economy cabin I've ever experienced, it's also incredibly quiet with it almost being silent in some parts of the cruise. I actually found this mornings E195 much louder! It was interesting to see enthusiasts and ordinary passengers mixing and I echo ThomasCook in saying the crew were very accommodating to everyone roaming around the cabin and taking photos, I never once saw them stop smiling.

It was nice to test out the entertainment system, seems resonable enough with new TV shows and movies. The personal screens are very sensitive though and the slightest knock seems to turn them off, a simple press of the power button brings it back immediately but it happened more than once to a few people during the short flight. Anyone thinking of flying the 787 with LOT should note that row 27 has no window and just a blank wall, there's no window at the emergency exit row 20 either so avoid those.

Towards the end of the flight the Captain apologised to passengers towards the front for the increased noise, apparently a faulty air seal that Boeing engineers were working on. Didn't have any problem where I was sitting though!

Congratulations LOT / Boeing!


User currently offlinekamilinlondon From UK - England, joined Feb 2011, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10523 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 12):

Brilliant!!!



Kamilinlondon
User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10279 times:

Quoting hoya (Reply 10):
Let's hope LO survives long enough to receive all its 787s; the CEO, who was on the job for just two years, was ousted yesterday due to LO ' s continuing losses.

It seems loss-making LOT will receive a gov handout provided it cuts costs and reduces staff numbers:

http://atwonline.com/airline-finance...d%3A+AtwDailyNews+(ATW+Daily+News)


User currently offlinekamilinlondon From UK - England, joined Feb 2011, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9976 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 14):

Unlucky 13th for this CEO.



Kamilinlondon
User currently offlinenorthstardc4m From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2992 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9787 times:
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Quoting _AA_777_MAN (Reply 9):

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 8):
On a related note, when will LO's 787 hit the JFK-WAW and ORD-WAW routes?

WAW-ORD will be the first North American route, I believe it starts early January.

WAW-YYZ switches to 787-8 on Feb 1st...
WAW-JFK is still showing 767300ER as of Feb 7th, i can't get flight equipment after that...
WAW-ORD switches to 787-8 Jan 16th...



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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

I am booked on the LO 787 from WAW-MUC on Saturday. At the lounge in JFK for the flight over to WAW right now. Looking forward to it.


I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7750 times:

Looking forward for my LOT B787 flight in a month WAW-VIE.


Simle at the world and the world smiles back :)
User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8695 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7418 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 12):
Anyone thinking of flying the 787 with LOT should note that row 27 has no window and just a blank wall, there's no window at the emergency exit row 20 either so avoid those.

Phew! Glad I reserved 25A on my 787 joyride, by now all the window seats seem to be taken - would have been a shame to be stuck in a windowless seat.

Thanks much!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6243 times:

ThomasCook and Shamrock350 thanks for your reports and first impressions. I love the video from Prague - someone showed up on a horse??? The snopw and fog adds elements of mystery to it..

User currently offlinetopgun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

Little better video of the event :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GzraS5xGfQ



I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4994 times:

Thanks for the heads up Shamrock. I was booked in 27A but was able to change to a real window seat. Hanging out in the LO business lounge waiting for time to pass and the 787 to take me to MUC.


I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlinegr09 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4960 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 22):
Hanging out in the LO business lounge waiting for time to pass and the 787 to take me to MUC.

Please post some photos of the interior after your flight. Or even flight deck  


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 793 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 5):

I found the cabin to be very spacious with a lot of headroom and aisles seemed in line with other aircraft including larger aircraft I work on. I'd say Y was around 80-85% full with W and J being 100% full. Here is a picture;


image by 92c4f6c83eac608e93306c5609e94d25, on Flickr

Thanks
ThomasCook



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User currently offlineordwaw From United States of America, joined May 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4959 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 22):
Hanging out in the LO business lounge waiting for time to pass and the 787 to take me to MUC

Hey planeguy727, have you just flown from JFK to WAW to be on the SP-LRA flight to MUC and are flying back from MUC to JFK in the evening? Just curious how far a.netters will go ...


25 planeguy727 : I did just fly JFK-WAW to meet up with the 787 to MUC. However, I will overnight in MUC then fly SQ to MAN and SK to ARN. Overnight at the jumbo hoste
26 planeguy727 : Forgot to mention, apparently LO has decided to give me a free upgrade to Business on the 787
27 ordwaw : This is simply awesome. (And crazy at the same time, but I would do it if I could). Quite a few 'virgin' experiences. Hope you take some pictures and
28 planeguy727 : Sorry ordwaw. Next time I plan to actually visit the city.
29 Post contains links planeguy727 : Here's a simple pic http://twitter.com/MichaelPMcNeil/status/279918902727802880/photo/1
30 Post contains images aloges : What's crazy about that? If you've got the time and the money (or nonrev seats), you do it!
31 planeguy727 : I don't think it is crazy; however, my family feels differently. It was a birthday present to myself.
32 Post contains images aloges : LOL, that always amuses me. Huge numbers of people have interests on which they spend a lot of time and money, yet somehow it's weird when you spend
33 Post contains links and images ThomasCook : Here are some more; image by 92c4f6c83eac608e93306c5609e94d25, on Flickr image by 92c4f6c83eac608e93306c5609e94d25, on Flickr image by 92c4f6c83eac608
34 Post contains links and images shamrock350 : Great photos ThomasCook, love that engine and wing view! Here's one from my flight. Shamrock350
35 Post contains links PlaneHunter : I've just posted a report about my MUC-WAW-MUC trip on the Dreamliner: 100th Report: LOT 787 Dream)Liner, 1st Day Of Ops (by PlaneHunter Dec 16 2012 i
36 aloges : ...and she's back out of service. On Sunday, LO375 (WAW-MUC) was operated by a 734 instead of SP-LRA, reason given: computer problems. My source is a
37 ordwaw : This is to confirm. According to LOT's Facebook page, Sunday B787 flights WAW-MUC-WAW were operated by B734. The passengers initially boarded the 787
38 N62NA : It's too bad LOT stopped serving EWR (still don't understand why since EWR is a Star Alliance - well, UA - hub). I would have liked to have seen a 78
39 PlaneHunter : That's too bad. Interesting. SP-LRA is on the way. PH
40 Post contains images Delta777Jet : Hi folks, I have been on the LO 787 flight on Friday from Warsaw to Munich. As I am Star Gold I got Upgraded to Business Class. The Seat is very comfo
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