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United 787 Inaugural UA1116 IAH-ORD  
User currently offlinetallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6068 times:
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Photos from the inaugural flight today.

Gate E5, IAH
Seat map before departure
CEO Jeff Smisek
Boarding UA1116-04 IAHORD
Seatback pocket swag
Champagne toast
Maximum dimming
On approach for Rwy 10


[Edited 2012-11-04 20:47:33]

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User currently offlinethegivenone From Austria, joined Jan 2008, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5969 times:

Thanks so much for sharing tallguy14 -- I appreciate you getting the photos uploaded so quickly! I hope you had a fantastic inaugural. How was the celebration at IAH? I see Smisek gave a speech, but were there any other festivities?

The economy product looks good despite the conservate color-scheme  


User currently offlineROGERBCN From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5450 times:

Hola tallguy14!

Great to see the first pictures of this new aircraft on UA service.

The interior looks nice and very modern, a real pity they kept the old pattern on seats, couldn't they think of anything else?

Glad they gave you some champgane to toast on this special day!

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlinevegas005 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5402 times:

what a beautiful 767

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

Nice report! Great you got on the inaugural flight. Thanks for sharing.  


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User currently offlinemvecchi4 From Venezuela, joined Apr 2012, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing so soon!.

Regards,

Miguel.


User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Great-simple TR! I know many of my coworkers were on this flight and I am anxious to hear their story!

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Hi !

Nice to see there were celebrations in IAH; nothing at all yesterday at LAX, not even an announcement to identify the event.

The777Man



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6945 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Well, are you planning to add some more pictures and a proper text with some details to that short preview?


PH

[Edited 2012-11-05 11:13:41]


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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4823 times:
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Thanks for posting but have to agree with PH, slight lack of detail or information here........


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User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

It looks like you were in 17A.

I was right behind you in 18A.


User currently offlinechopchop767 From Italy, joined Aug 2010, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

I'm very much looking forward to flying the 787 with UA; however agree with:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 2):
The interior looks nice and very modern, a real pity they kept the old pattern on seats, couldn't they think of anything else?

This looks exactly like the old Continental seats; which don't look all that great. Moreover, I really think United needs to come out with the new uniforms to replace the old Continental and UA ones (The Champagne Toast photo). I've heard that the UA pilots are a little peeved that the 787 will be flown exclusively by CO pilots. I think the new uniforms might help with eliminating that visual difference and perhaps the cultural one.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
nothing at all yesterday at LAX, not even an announcement to identify the event.

That's pretty sad.

Thanks for posting; can't wait to try her out!



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User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Nice to see there were celebrations in IAH; nothing at all yesterday at LAX, not even an announcement to identify the event.

Why would there be anything at LAX ? It had already said the inaugural is IAH-ORD, not IAH-LAX.


User currently offlinepdx From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Quoting vegas005 (Reply 3):

A beautiful what???


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Good to see some (clear) pics, but... this is a tripREPORT forum. Where is your report? You have not taken the time to write a single word about your trip to take the 787. Bad effort imho, and I hope to see somebody else will post a more detailed report on the new UA 787 on here soon to give a better insight.


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 12):
Why would there be anything at LAX ? It had already said the inaugural is IAH-ORD, not IAH-LAX.

It was the inaugural 787 flight from LAX of ANY airline. Surely some banners, a cake or at the very least an announcement could have taken place. At least an announcement was made on day 2 that this was a special new aircraft : )

The777Man



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User currently offlineORDnHKG From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
It was the inaugural 787 flight from LAX of ANY airline. Surely some banners, a cake or at the very least an announcement could have taken place. At least an announcement was made on day 2 that this was a special new aircraft : )

Then that is LAX's problem, not UA, the only thing matter to UA is the inaugural, first revenue flight of the plane, not the 2nd or the 3rd.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 16):
Then that is LAX's problem, not UA, the only thing matter to UA is the inaugural, first revenue flight of the plane, not the 2nd or the 3rd.

It's a UA station; the local UA station can still celebrate the flight but I guess it's useless to argue the point with you. Lots of airlines have celebrations when they start a new route, add a new aircraft etc.

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlinetallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4822 times:
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My apologies for not including a narrative with my photos. But some of y'all need to relax! There are plenty of reports online and I've included several links below. I wanted to share the photos with you guys the same day, and hadn't time to write a report. I hate to sound snarky, but this is precisely the reason I don't post here more often. Since this is a public forum, anybody can say as much (or as little) as they like. Peace.



Here are the reports--


http://boardingarea.com/blogs/mommyp...ural-united-787-dreamliner-flight/

[Edited 2012-11-09 11:30:46]

[Edited 2012-11-09 11:31:27]

User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

Quoting chopchop767 (Reply 11):
This looks exactly like the old Continental seats; which don't look all that great. Moreover, I really think United needs to come out with the new uniforms to replace the old Continental and UA ones (The Champagne Toast photo). I've heard that the UA pilots are a little peeved that the 787 will be flown exclusively by CO pilots. I think the new uniforms might help with eliminating that visual difference and perhaps the cultural one.

Hate to break it to you, but all new delivered aircraft including sCO aircraft, and sUA aircraft, will come with the sCO style interior. Also there really isn't any point in the sUA pilots being upset about only sCO pilots exclusively flying the 787 since this is an sCO 787 and the sUA side don't even get their 787s until 2016.



Flight Attendants prepare doors for departure, cross check verify straps standby for all call
User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4819 times:

BTW for the people here who are chewing the OPs head off for not having a detailed written report, I've read plenty reports here, where they were maybe a word or two here and there, and the rest were pictures....So relax people


Flight Attendants prepare doors for departure, cross check verify straps standby for all call
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

Thanks for the report, lovely pictures. I think some of the people who are attacking the OP need to relax a little...

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2502 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4815 times:

The pictures were nice, and despite the rather unwordy report, its better than nothing! Thank you so much for the pictures and glad you enjoyed your trip.

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