I was just guessing because the poster is showing a Korean flag and Asiana, a*A carrier, would it in with the new *A carrier, NH. But then again, I always thought a Taiwan Carrier, BR/CI, would be a canadate.
As for a European carrier, none, besides LO, have a 787 in their fleet and most are locked into SFO.
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2309 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8553 times:
Looks like it's at the gate now.
Will the NH flight do the same interesting departure that the AA flight to NRT used to do? They'd level off at 5000 feet and overfly the SF Peninsula at that altitude until getting over the ocean at about Pacifica. It was VERY scenic. I did once see the AA 777 overhead going around the Loop departure.
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2309 posts, RR: 7 Reply 12, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8161 times:
Yeah!!! Thanks for the great photo. Looks like they departed from 30R, which is pretty standard - and about a 6000 foot takeoff roll (you can see the runway remaining marker for the other direction).
Tom was going to try to get a photo of it at the gate, so hopefully we'll get to see that too.
I'm personally coming to SJC about monthly for family reasons, but unfortunately couldn't coincide my visit with this very special event. Otherwise, I'd have been right there with Seahawks757 taking photos.
BoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2309 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8053 times:
Quoting seahawks7757 (Reply 13): Took off and turned left if that helps, otherwise I have not a clue.
That sort of answers it. If they had to go around the loop departure (which the AA NRT flight did on rare occasions), they would have turned right after takeoff. Sounds like they did the straight departure, which requires a level-off at 5000 feet until they get out over the ocean.
anonms From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 561 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7786 times:
Drats, I was going to go outside and see if I could spot it coming in, but I.... actually had work to do.
Quoting legacyins (Reply 7): But then again, I always thought a Taiwan Carrier, BR/CI, would be a canadate.
Would they be able to make the route work, though? I feel like they might not be able to fill a 77W and probably not an A359 either (especially since neither would have much connecting traffic), so, unless an A333 can fly that route, they might've already ruled it out themselves.