SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8262 posts, RR: 5 Posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
Route: Santiago de Chile - Buenos Aires-EZE
Flight Number: LA455
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
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
CC-BBB was delivered to LAN Airlines on October 25, 2012:
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:
Crew performing the walk around:
Getting ready to start the boarding process:
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:
Interior of Premium Business:
My seat for this flight was 2L:
Ottoman with AVOD screen:
Small storage compartments:
The large windows of the 787:
LAN 787 Safety Card:
LAN's In-flight Magazine, Duty Free Catalog and Movie Guide:
Noise canceling headset and handset control:
As passengers were settling into their seats, the cabin crew offered newspapers and as well as pre-departure beverages:
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!
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.
ardian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 516 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3328 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.
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8262 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3323 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.