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Topic: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: SCL767
Posted 2012-11-09 13:23:39 and read 7038 times.

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Route: Santiago de Chile - Buenos Aires-EZE
Flight Number: LA455
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Registration: CC-BBB
Scheduled Time Of Departure: 10:40
Actual Departure Time: 10:50
Scheduled Arrival Time: 12:45
Actual Arrival Time: 12:20
Flight Time: 1 hr 30 min
Class: Premium Business
Seat: 2L

CC-BBB was delivered to LAN Airlines on October 25, 2012:

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After having flown on LAN’s first B-787 CC-BBA, it was time to fly on its second B-787. CC-BBB was only in service with LAN for 5 days when I flew on her!

CC-BBB At Gate 14:
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Crew performing the walk around:
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Gorgeous tail:
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Getting ready to start the boarding process:
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When boarding the 787, you are greeted by the cabin crew and walk through the spacious archway; which gives the Premium Business cabin an airy and spacious feeling:
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Interior of Premium Business:
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My seat for this flight was 2L:
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Ottoman with AVOD screen:
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Small storage compartments:
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The large windows of the 787:
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Seat controls:
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LAN 787 Safety Card:
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LAN's In-flight Magazine, Duty Free Catalog and Movie Guide:
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Noise canceling headset and handset control:
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Bulkhead:
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Over-head compartment:
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As passengers were settling into their seats, the cabin crew offered newspapers and as well as pre-departure beverages:
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Safety video:
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Video of take-off
In-flight map:
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Crossing the Andes:
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After crossing the Andes the in-flight service commenced with a beverage service and a snack service:
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Mood-lighting:
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Views of the sleek wing:
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Lavatory:
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Approaching EZE:
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Video of landing
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Overall the short flight to EZE was quite enjoyable and exciting. The cabin crew were very cheerful and excited as well. I guess that's because their among the first trained LAN cabin crews certified to work on the 787s! Currently, LAN's B-787s are deployed on the SCL-EZE and SCL-LIM routes. LAN will soon deploy the 787s on the SCL-LIM-LAX, SCL-LAX and SCL-MAD-FRA routes. Looking forward to flying the 787 on long-haul flights very soon!  Smile

[Edited 2012-11-09 14:18:59]

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2012-11-10 00:14:38 and read 7066 times.

Great Report SCL767!

Great pics, I really like the shots with the moonlighting   and the pics of the Andes . The food looks decent for that short hop, is that blueberry cheesecake I see?

Thanks for sharing your report, looking forward to the next ones 

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: airbuseric
Posted 2012-11-10 01:45:45 and read 7066 times.

That's a great report, I love the colour of the seats in JCL. Also some great pics that show the beautiful wing of the 787.

Quoting ,reply=1:
LAN will soon deploy the 787s on the SCL-LIM-LAX, SCL-LAX and SCL-MAD-FRA routes

Any idea when SCL-MAD-FRA will be changed to the 787? That will be the route I'm going to catch a ride on this one.

Regards
Eric

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: vio
Posted 2012-11-10 05:39:12 and read 7065 times.

Great photos. LAN has a very nice paint scheme and the 787 looks fantastic wearing it. Thanks for sharing.

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: gabrielchew
Posted 2012-11-10 06:15:22 and read 7065 times.

You got some great photos of a very nice looking plane! The C cabin looks great! I'll have to catch a flight with here on the MAD-FRA route when she starts

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: win1290
Posted 2012-11-10 08:15:15 and read 7065 times.

HI SCL767,

Very nice to see your report on LAN 787, the Business Cabin looks very nice and spacious, love the mood lighting as well. Many thanks for sharing your experience.

Regards,

Win

[Edited 2012-11-10 08:16:27]

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: LY777
Posted 2012-11-10 09:48:16 and read 7065 times.

Thanks for this TR!
The 787 interior looks FANTASTIC!!!

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: MHTripple7
Posted 2012-11-10 11:40:29 and read 7065 times.

Great trip report, SCL767!

LAN's new 787 looks fantastic, and your pics of the Andes mountains are great. I'm glad to hear that LAN's cabin crew were friendly, as that seems to typically be the common complaint for LAN.

Thank you for sharing.

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: ba319-131
Posted 2012-11-10 11:42:04 and read 7065 times.

Hi SCL767,

Nice report and pictures, thanks for sharing your LAN 787 flight with us.

I like the seat colours, pretty nice, however, the legroom does not look as generous as on the JCL set up on the 767 or is that just an illusion?

Nice pix of the Andes crossing, brings back memories of my LAN 767 flight a few years back on the same route.

Cheers

Mark

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: aflyingkiwi
Posted 2012-11-10 12:57:26 and read 7065 times.

Hi SCL767,

Thanks for the great report. I'm quite impressed by the product on the LA 787. Very modern with the mood lighting & all. Fantastic photo's of the Andes as well.

Hopefully one day we'll see the LA 787 at AKL!

Regards,
aflyingkiwi

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: eastafspot
Posted 2012-11-10 13:37:40 and read 7064 times.

Glad you managed to log the second 787 of LAN. Excellent pictures showing every detail, great videos too.

Thank you

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: AirAfreak
Posted 2012-11-10 13:44:12 and read 7064 times.

Thank you for making this one of the best 787 reports!!!! I really enjoyed "reading" your report!

Bon Voyage,

AirAfreak =]

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: MSS658
Posted 2012-11-10 14:56:41 and read 7062 times.

Hi

Great report on LAN's 787! Looks very cosy!
Can't wait to try it myself when it comes on the SCL-MAD-FRA route!
Great Andes pics as well

Greetings
Marc

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: SCL767
Posted 2012-11-10 18:06:58 and read 7060 times.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 1):

Thanks 817Dreamliner.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 1):
The food looks decent for that short hop, is that blueberry cheesecake I see?

Yes. On the return flight they also offered regular cheescake or blueberry cheesecake. I will try to do a TR covering the return flight next week.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Any idea when SCL-MAD-FRA will be changed to the 787? That will be the route I'm going to catch a ride on this one.

Hi Eric. LAN has not loaded the 787 flights on the SCL-MAD-FRA route as yet. However, it looks like LAN will deploy the 787s on the SCL-MAD-FRA route towards the end of Q12013.

Quoting vio (Reply 3):
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 4):
Quoting win1290 (Reply 5):
Quoting LY777 (Reply 6):

Thanks for your great comments.  
Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 7):
I'm glad to hear that LAN's cabin crew were friendly, as that seems to typically be the common complaint for LAN.

The 787 crews were very enthusiastic and excited during all of my 787 flights on LAN. The passengers seemed very excited as well to be flying on the 787 and many passengers were taking photos during the flight. Some cabin crew members even offered to take their pictures during the flight.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
I like the seat colours, pretty nice, however, the legroom does not look as generous as on the JCL set up on the 767 or is that just an illusion?

It's definitely an illusion since I found the legroom to be more generous than on the B763s. Perhaps the Ottoman has created that illusion.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 9):
Hopefully one day we'll see the LA 787 at AKL!

You will. Eventually the B-787-9s will replace the A343s on the SCL-AKL-SYD route.

Quoting eastafspot (Reply 10):
Glad you managed to log the second 787 of LAN. Excellent pictures showing every detail, great videos too.

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed them.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 11):
Thank you for making this one of the best 787 reports!!!!

Thanks for the nice comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 12):
Can't wait to try it myself when it comes on the SCL-MAD-FRA route!

Thanks Marc. I think the MAD-FRA-MAD sectors on the 787 will be very popular with A.netters in Europe.

Saludos,
SCL767

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: ardian
Posted 2012-11-12 13:40:15 and read 7059 times.

Thank you for sharing your tripreport! I really enjoyed reading it and oh my; the 787 in Lan colors looks stunning. I absolutely love the premium cabin and the entrance; it's spectacular! This is what I expected to see after the first CGI interior videos from Boeing when they introduced the 787. LAN definitely did a great job with their cabin. Too bad the seats aren't really in the same design as their current C-class seats, but this will do just fine.

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: Roseflyer
Posted 2012-11-12 16:40:36 and read 7056 times.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
I like the seat colours, pretty nice, however, the legroom does not look as generous as on the JCL set up on the 767 or is that just an illusion?

The seat has about 1 more inch of pitch on the 787, so it is basically the same. The big difference is seat width because Lan has maintainted 2-2-2 seating.

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: SCL767
Posted 2012-11-12 18:05:31 and read 7054 times.

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 15):

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
I like the seat colours, pretty nice, however, the legroom does not look as generous as on the JCL set up on the 767 or is that just an illusion?

The seat has about 1 more inch of pitch on the 787, so it is basically the same. The big difference is seat width because Lan has maintainted 2-2-2 seating.

The new Premium Business Class seat on the 787s has a seat width of 23.0'' as opposed to 20.0" on the B-767-300ERs.

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: 767747
Posted 2012-11-12 18:48:02 and read 7050 times.

Great report on LAN's 787!

I was reading that LAN was going to be receiving the 787 soon in one of my airline magazines. How awesome to read a report about them!

I can't wait to fly on the 787; all the reports make it sound awesome! Food in LAN J looks pretty good.

Best,

Matthew (767747)

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: readytotaxi
Posted 2012-11-13 09:59:27 and read 7049 times.

Wow, that was great.
Loved the pics of the mountain ranges, and what great windows.
did the aircraft have that "new car" smell to it?
Nice food for a short flight.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 13):
Some cabin crew members even offered to take their pictures during the flight.

Wish they would all do that.  

Topic: RE: Crossing The Andes On LAN's 787-Premium Business
Username: SCL767
Posted 2012-11-15 03:27:00 and read 7046 times.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 17):
Great report on LAN's 787!

I was reading that LAN was going to be receiving the 787 soon in one of my airline magazines. How awesome to read a report about them!

Thanks. LAN will receive its third B-787 at the end of this month. There's also a virtual tour feature of LAN's 787 on LAN's website: Virtual Tour LAN 787

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 18):
did the aircraft have that "new car" smell to it?

Yes! It's always nice to fly on a factory fresh widebody a/c. Especially if it's a 787 Dreamliner.  

Saludos,
SCL767


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