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100th Report: LOT 787 Dream)Liner, 1st Day Of Ops  
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:




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Intro
Flying on the elegant Boeing 787 Dream)Liner was high on my list since the first plane had entered commercial service. When LOT announced that it would send its first 787 to several European destinations - including Munich - before starting long-haul operations, I immediately checked flying times and fares. Here's the schedule:
http://d2trcpvq5mhv9e.cloudfront.net/pdf/dreamliner_en.pdf

Less than 12 hours later, I decided to book a MUC-WAW-MUC roundtrip for me and my wife who was also interested in trying this brand new bird. In order to reduce the risk of missing the desired plane due to a schedule change, I chose 787-operated flights both ways. This aspect was more important than my habit to avoid "flying the same reg twice".  Wink

The outbound flight would leave on December 14, the first day of commercial 787 operations, the inbound flight would take place one day later. After a seamless booking process on LOT's website, I was even able to reserve seats on both segments. Perfect!  thumbsup 

Originally, I reserved seats in rows 26 and 28, but I was a bit concerned about the missing window in the 787's rear section. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to find reliable information about the exact location. So, in order to avoid a negative surprise, I switched to 10H and 10J on the MUC-WAW flight (no seats in rear section left) and to 29A and 29B on the WAW-MUC flight.




Friday, 14 December 2012
Munich (MUC) - Warsaw (WAW)
LOT Polish Airlines LO354
Scheduled times: 19:25-21:00
Actual times: 19:35-21:07
Flight duration: 01:11 (hrs)
Distance: 484 miles
Economy Class, seat 24J

Boeing 787-8
SP-LRA (s/n 061),
Delivered in 11/2012


1st flight on SP-LRA
1st 787 flight
147th airline



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We arrived at MUC almost three hours before departure, so we first visited the nice Christmas market under the roof of the Munich Airport Center and enjoyed some mulled wine and punch...



During the check-in process on the day before, I had noticed that 24H and 24J were suddenly available and I happily gave up 10H and 10J. We received mobile boarding passes, but I also wanted to pick up printed ones. After entering our data into a check-in kiosk, the system suddenly showed 24G and 24H - aisle and middle seat. Apparently we had been reseated after checking in and the window seat was gone now - just like all other window seats with adjacent aisle seat.  thumbsdown 

So we went to a web check-in counter where a very friendly male Lufthansa agent welcomed us. After loading the seatmap, he asked: "Are you aware of the aircraft type you will fly on?" I replied with a smile: "Of course, it's the Dreamliner. The one and only reason why we booked this flight!" He smiled as well and said: "You belong to those few people who take notice!"

He told us that 24J was still available and kept wondering why we had been reseated. Then he moved us to 24H and 24J again and also asked about our seat preference for the return flight. He even showed us the map and said that most seats were still available. I ensured that we wanted to keep 29A and 29B as planned and he printed the boarding passes. "You can still pick up new boarding passes at Warsaw if you want to have LOT ones as well", he added and wished us a pleasant journey.  thumbsup 

Then we passed security and immediately walked to G48, the southernmost gate at Terminal 2. And here it is, LOT's first Dreamliner, registered SP-LRA:


SP-LRA had made its first commercial flight in the morning, heading to Prague. After returning to Warsaw, it rested for a while and then flew to Munich where it arrived at 16:25. The event had created lots of attention among spotters and in the media considering that it was the first ever Boeing 787 visit to MUC.

We were very surprised to find out that a gate party was in full swing...





Delicious snacks and desserts were available...





...as well as a LOT 787 cake:



There was even a Bavarian brass music band:



Of course we happily joined the party and enjoyed some tasty snacks and high-quality sparkling wine:



LO354 was also operating under an ANA flight number:



Nice Dreamliner images on other gate screens:



Boarding commenced about 40 minutes before departure, Business Class and Premium Economy class passengers were invited to use a dedicated jetbridge at G47. All passengers received a nice certificate...



...and delicious white chocolate truffles:



The card's backside:



Very friendly flight attendants welcomed us at the aircraft door and in the aisles - it was obvious that they were as happy about this special flight as many passengers. I immediately liked the spacious feel and the lighting in the cabin which is equipped with 213 Economy Class seats:





Seat features include cupholder, coat hook and USB port:



We stored our stuff in the spacious bins and I started exploring the cabin before taking my seat. Numerous people kept taking pictures during boarding, with some of them using smartphones. I guess even some non-enthusiasts wanted to record this event. There was also a TV team moving through the cabin and interviewing people. Like most other 787 operators, LOT chose a 3-3-3 Economy Class configuration:



"Missing window mystery" solved - row 27 should be avoided:



Door 4R:



Spacious galley:



Now it was time to check the seating comfort. LOT offers plenty of legroom (at least 32 inches of pitch)...



...and all you can find under the seat is the footrest - I didn't see IFE boxes anywhere:


I like the seat's cushion, but the 16.9-inch width may pose a problem for many travellers. It's about the same width which can be found on 3-4-3-configured 777s. Did I feel more cramped on the 787? Honestly, I cannot answer that question without a doubt, but what I immediately noticed was a lack of shoulder space. I wouldn't want to spend 10 hours in a middle seat between two strangers.

The windows on the Boeing 787 are larger than on other airliners and equipped with dimmers rather than shades. Here's the control unit:


Dimming and un-dimming worked fine, but I still need to take a day flight on the Dreamliner for final judgement.

LOT chose high-quality handsets - but dark blue symbols on black buttons are hard to recognize:



The high-quality headphones (distributed after takeoff) are probably the best ones I have ever received in Economy Class:



Safety card:



Inflight magazine:



Fleet information page...


I couldn't find an obvious mistake, but I doubt that only two ATR 42-500s are left in the EuroLOT fleet. The remaining ATR 72-200s and LOT's remaining 737-500s aren't mentioned at all - some frames are still active according to ATDB. And there should be 8 Bombardier Q400s in the EuroLOT fleet. Maybe some Polish members know can clear that up?

The welcome screen...


...and maps were appearing on all screens alternately:



More details:



And even more details:





The purser made a welcome announcement which was a bit hard to understand due to the noise coming from the air conditioning system. She referred to the first day of the airline's Dreamliner operations and said: "We are very proud to be the first European airline to fly the Boeing 787, the most modern airliner in the world."

Shortly afterwards, the captain also made a short announcement and explained that a few passengers were still missing. He didn't refer to the aircraft type at this point of time. Only a few minutes later, doors were finally closed. The flight wasn't full, but LOT could enjoy a healthy load. Of course we were glad that the aisle seat in our row had remained empty.

Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to take a decent picture through the window. What a gorgeous wing design:



After the safety video...


...we were pushed back 10 minutes behind schedule. I had been curious about the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 start-up - and it proved to be rather loud and therefore very enjoyable!  thumbsup 
When the plane started moving, the spool up sound reminded me of the puny sound on certain regional planes with tail-mounted engines. Luckily, there's still the solid basic engine noise which indicates at any time that the plane is not powered by washing drum engines!  Wink

Finally, after taxiing all the way down to runway 08R, the Trents started howling and moderately accelerated SP-LRA which lifted off gently and climbed out remarkably smoothly. What I also noticed was the relatively low cabin noise, the Dreamliner is definitely quieter than other widebody twins.

Shortly after takeoff, the on-demand IFE system was switched on. "Touch the screen or press a button" it said in Polish and English alternately:


However, my touch screen was not responding, so I had to use the handset. My wife's screen worked perfectly, though. Language selection:



First of all, I checked out my favorite IFE feature:







While I was exploring the IFE system, the captain made another announcement and welcomed all passengers on this "promotional flight" operated by the Boeing 787. He informed about the routing and wished a pleasant stay on board: "I hope it will be an extraordinary experience!"  thumbsup 

Back to the IFE system. Main menu:



Information about today's LOT...



...and its history:



Survey...



...which consists of three questions about the Dreamliner. Interior? Stunning, I'd say...well, except for the 3-3-3 configuration:



Amazing!



Absolutely!



E-Reader:



Here you can switch to the program shown on the overhead screens:


The moving map images on the overhead screens seemed to alternate more often than in the "autoplay" mode which may be reason to choose that option.

While the IFE system offers a choice of more than 40 TV features and 120 music albums, I only found 11 different movies and 7 different games. That's a very limited choice and I hope that more options will be added before the start of long-haul operations.

The friendly flight attendants distributed tasty cheese sandwiches and chocolate wafer bars...



...with drinks following some minutes later. I decided to try a Polish beer:



Of course I had to check out the lavatories as well. I liked the modern interior and the fact that I didn't feel cramped. Btw - when you close the toilet lid, flushing starts automatically. The rose added a nice touch:





The forward Economy Class section:



Unfortunately, my first flight on the Dreamliner was slowly nearing its end:







The IFE system was switched off about 10 minutes before landing and this nice Dreamliner image was appearing on all PTVs:


At least I could still follow the flight path on the overhead screens. It's too bad that there aren't any camera views available on LOT's 787.  Wink

I couldn't see the wing in the darkness, but it was distinctively perceptible and audible whenever air brakes were deployed during descent. We touched down roughly - and in addition to thrust reversers, brakes were used heavily. No doubt, everybody on the plane must have realized that these new brakes are working very effectively!  Wink

During disembarking, I asked a flight attendant if I could take pictures in the other cabins and she kindly agreed. "Yes, of course!", she replied. There are 21 seats in the Premium Club cabin - those seats are 19.7 inches wide and can recline 132 degrees:





Let's have a look into the Business Class cabin:



The 18 lie-flat Elite Club seats are 21.2 inches wide and 74.8 inches long (190cm):




If you want to find out more about the different cabin products, just have a look at the Dreamliner section on the airline's website:
http://dreamliner.lot.com/#/EN/Open

Then I asked a captain standing near the main entry door if I could also take pictures on the flight deck and he just nodded. I had to wait in queue, because some other passengers were still making a visit there. "Next one!", another waiting German passenger shouted after a while and we could finally proceed. The pilot in command, a very friendly and cheerful man, was still sitting in the left seat:



"It's a beautiful plane!", I said and one of the three captains replied: "Oh yes, we also love it so much!" What a great office, would you agree?


Then the pilot in command asked me to take the right seat and he took a picture of me. Great!  thumbsup  Before finally leaving the aircraft, I took a picture of the crew rest entry:



The Dreamliner's nose still needs to grow on me...



After leaving the terminal building, we went to the Courtyard Marriott Warsaw Airport, located just across the street. Nice lobby...



...and a nice Christmas tree:



I can only praise the friendly receptionist - and the comfortable room gave no cause for criticism either:



[Edited 2012-12-16 10:47:31]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Short Visit to Warsaw
After enjoying a great breakfast at the hotel on the next morning, we took a bus to Warsaw's Old Town (Stare Miasto) where we wanted to visit the Christmas market. Out hotel's main entrance:



There wasn't too much traffic on that Saturday, so the ride took less than 40 minutes. Once we had left the bus, we had to walk very carefully due to freezing rain. We really liked this part of the city:









The Christmas market was still deserted, so we continued exploring the area:









Very nicely equipped café:





Back on the market:






Saturday, 15 December 2012
Warsaw (WAW) - Munich (MUC)
LOT Polish Airlines LO353
Scheduled times: 16:10-17:50
Actual times: 16:08-17:54
Flight duration: 01:14 (hrs)
Distance: 484 miles
Economy Class, seat 29B

Boeing 787-8
SP-LRA (s/n 061),
Delivered in 11/2012


2nd flight on SP-LRA
2nd 787 flight



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We returned to the airport about three hours before departure. This LOT Dreamliner ad is difficult to overlook:



Before going airside, we had lunch - unfortunately, there are only few restaurants at the airport and all of them are overpriced. Anyway, back to the Dreamliner. After another round trip to Prague in the morning, SP-LRA was waiting for its seventh revenue flight at gate 24. Taking decent pictures was nearly impossible through the building's slanted windows:



While we were hanging around near the gate, user Makeree suddenly showed up - I hadn't been aware that he had also booked that flight. We kept talking for a while before heading to the gate.

Boarding commenced 30 minutes before departure and friendly flight attendants welcomed us on board again. Makeree was standing in the galley between Business Class and Premium Economy Class and quickly told me that he had been upgraded - seat 1E instead of a narrow Economy Class seat. Lucky guy!

The seats in the last row recline normally, so I'd also choose that row on a long-haul flight:



Cabin lighting after boarding had been completed:



Maps on all screens again - this variant had only been available during descent on the other flight:



We left the gate two minutes ahead of schedule, but this time the plane had to be de-iced which took a while. I didn't notice anything different during takeoff, but the plane didn't climb out as smoothly as on the day before. Shortly after the seat belt signs had been switched off, user LXM83 who had selected seat 28J, came over and we kept talking about aviation for a while. During our nice conversation, we could also experience turbulence on the 787 for the first time. Seat belt signs were switched on again, but only for about five minutes.

Both the purser (after boarding) and the captain referred to the "promotional flights" again and service was almost identical, too. However, this time we got ham sandwiches instead of cheese sandwiches. One more cabin shot:


We touched down after a flying time of 1 hour and 14 minutes and arrived at the gate four minutes behind schedule. A great short trip had come to its end - I'm really glad that there hadn't been any technical or weather-related problems.  thumbsup 

[Edited 2012-12-16 10:37:03]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Conclusion
Flying on the Dream)Liner was a great experience. I love its cabin design (dynamic lighting, bins), the large windows and most of its sounds - not to forget about its gorgeous wings, of course. The 787 belongs to my favorite aircraft types, but I definitely don't like the 3-3-3 configuration. I wouldn't want to spend 10 hours in such a cabin's middle seat.

LOT chose good seats (they're just too narrow) and offers plenty of legroom in Economy Class. The IFE system is nice, but movie and game options should be expanded. I wouldn't hesitate to take LOT's 787 on a long-haul trip, most preferably in Business Class or Premium Economy Class, though.

I can only praise LOT for the decision to operate promotional flights to European destinations - that tour means joy not just for enthusiasts and it will continue to create lots of attention. Crews were very friendly and let passengers take pictures everywhere. The gate party at MUC, the certificate and the little gift were the icing on the cake.  thumbsup 

Last but not least - this is the 100th PlaneHunter report on Airliners.net, as mentioned in the title.  champagne  At this point I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all loyal readers and repliers. I have always enjoyed sharing my reports and I have enjoyed many subsequent discussions about cabin products, service, liveries and much more. I will try hard to keep up my work and I'm looking forward to your future comments.


Best Regards,
PlaneHunter



P.S.: Just in case you missed them - my 99 other trip reports:
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No A380, But Still Great: ICN-DXB, EK 77W J Class
Taipei 101 & Flawed Prestige Class On Korean A330
Double Letdown To BKK & TPE: UL A330/A340, CI 744
5* Carrier, Hilton Suite & Dubai's Epic Landmarks
India's Finest? BKK-BOM-LHR, Jet Airways 738 & 77W
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Widebody Hopping & KUL Spotting: SIA A330, KLM 77W
QF A380 Grounded, Bags Lost - LHR-SIN, TK A330/340
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[Edited 2012-12-16 10:41:23]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26972 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey Udo  

As expected your report is up fast   Nice overview of the product and great to see LOT upping their game. They have been in limbo for many years now in terms of product on L/H . I like the look of the PE product very much and pricing seems to be ok too.

J Class similar in style to others so nothing amazing there. I like the way LOT provided something special at the gate which is often missing these days for first flights etc...

Thanks for the report.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
As expected your report is up fast

Hi Philip, thanks for your fast reply!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Nice overview of the product and great to see LOT upping their game. They have been in limbo for many years now in terms of product on L/H . I like the look of the PE product very much and pricing seems to be ok too.

Yes, the product on the 763s is totally outdated. It will be interesting to see the airline's future development with the 787.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
J Class similar in style to others so nothing amazing there.

I agree, yes.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
I like the way LOT provided something special at the gate which is often missing these days for first flights etc...

True. I hadn't expected all that.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinerogerbcn From Andorra, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hola PlaneHunter!

Thanks a lot for this interesting report on the first day of operations of the Dreamliner with LO.

I think LO did a good job with all the fanfare at MUC: music, food and drinks included... really nice.

The plane looks super, although the design and color scheme of the C class seats does not look really fancy, it may be the only criticism I can have for such a gorgeous plane, like the 3-3 seating and the generous seat-pitch they offer, let's see how long it lasts; I am sure we would soon find some airlines fitting 4 seats in the middle section.

Needless to say all the pictures are really crisp and are a great asset to your reports.

The IFE looks really wonderful, but as you said the blue symbols are hard to see in a black button.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Last but not least - this is the 100th PlaneHunter report on Airliners.net, as mentioned in the title.    At this point I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all loyal readers and repliers.

Your reports are among the best one can read here, so I am really happy to see that you have reached 100, one never gets tired of reading them and are a source of inspiration to anyone looking forward to writing a good report. Vielen Dank!

Eine fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Roger   

[Edited 2012-12-16 10:52:56]

[Edited 2012-12-16 11:09:17]


"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Thanks a lot for this interesting report on the first day of operations of the Dreamliner with LO.
Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Needless to say all the pictures are really crisp and are a great asset to your reports.

Hola Roger,

many thanks for your nice comments! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
I think LO did a good job with all the fanfare at MUC: music, food and drinks included... really nice.

No doubt about that!

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
The plane looks super, although the design and color scheme of the C class seats does not look really fancy

Yes, I agree.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
like the 3-3 seating and the generous seat-pitch they offer, let's see how long it lasts; I am sure we would soon find some airlines fitting 4 seats in the middle section.

I fear we will only see very few airlines with 2-4-2.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Your reports are among the best one can read here, so I am really happy to see that you have reached 100, one never gets tired of reading them and are a source of inspiration to anyone looking forward to write a good report. Vielen Dank!

Muchas gracias, Roger! That's great to hear.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Eine fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5090 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Congratulations on your 100th report, and welcome to the 787 club! Great to see such improvements on LO!

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 7):
Congratulations on your 100th report,

Thank you, A.!

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 7):
and welcome to the 787 club!

Yes, it was about time.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 7):
Great to see such improvements on LO!

   Hopefully these will help to return to profitability.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6337 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey PlaneHunter!

I was on the WAW-MUC leg of the Dreamliner tour just before your flight. I agree with you about the narrow seats, overall the economy cabin was very spacious and the legroom was excellent but if the flight had been full or much longer it may have become a little uncomfortable.

Nice to see LOT continuing their celebrations on launching 787 flights, it's a great aircraft and the service was excellent so I wish them the best of luck for the future!

Thanks for the report.

Shamrock350


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
Thanks for the report.

Hi Kevin, thanks for your reply!

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
I was on the WAW-MUC leg of the Dreamliner tour just before your flight.

Nice! Was there any kind of celebration at WAW?

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
I agree with you about the narrow seats, overall the economy cabin was very spacious and the legroom was excellent but if the flight had been full or much longer it may have become a little uncomfortable.

Exactly, the cabin is spacious and legroom is great - it's just the narrow seats which I don't like.

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
Nice to see LOT continuing their celebrations on launching 787 flights, it's a great aircraft and the service was excellent so I wish them the best of luck for the future!

Well said! I can only agree.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32763 times:

Nice TR, well done!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Originally, I reserved seats in rows 26 and 28, but I was a bit concerned about the missing window in the 787's rear section. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to find reliable information about the exact location.

So, whats the verdict- which seat is to be avoided?


User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32765 times:

First congratulations on 100 trip reports! That is just amazing and it is fitting the your 100th report is on such a unique plane!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I like the seat's cushion, but the 16.9-inch width may pose a problem for many travellers. It's about the same width which can be found on 3-4-3-configured 777s. Did I feel more cramped on the 787? Honestly, I cannot answer that question without a doubt, but what I immediately noticed was a lack of shoulder space

I COMPLETELY agree...the thing that bothers me the most is that I DESPISE the 17" seats on the CRJ-200...BUT a CRJ-200 flight is going to be short.... Going HOURS AND HOURS in a 17" seat for a long haul flight is really almost inhumane!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The Dreamliner's nose still needs to grow on me...

Maybe you should tell a few fibs....HA HA HA (sorry couldn't resist!)

I actually like the nose of the 787 but I know I am in the minority in that area....

Thanks for all the awesome trip reports!


User currently offlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2457 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32700 times:

Nice trip report and even better pictures! I'm might be going to Poland this summer for my cousin's wedding, so hopefully I'll get a chance to fly the 787 from ORD.


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32672 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 11):
Nice TR, well done!

Thanks, debonair!

Quoting debonair (Reply 11):
So, whats the verdict- which seat is to be avoided?

Row 27 is the one with the missing windows, as I mentioned later in the report.

Quoting burj (Reply 12):
First congratulations on 100 trip reports!

Many thanks for your comments, burj!

Quoting burj (Reply 12):
That is just amazing and it is fitting the your 100th report is on such a unique plane!

Yes, nice coincidence. I just found out a few weeks ago that the 100th is near. I had never counted them before.

Quoting burj (Reply 12):
I COMPLETELY agree...the thing that bothers me the most is that I DESPISE the 17" seats on the CRJ-200...BUT a CRJ-200 flight is going to be short.... Going HOURS AND HOURS in a 17" seat for a long haul flight is really almost inhumane!

Yes, 17 inches is simply not enough.

Quoting burj (Reply 12):
Maybe you should tell a few fibs....HA HA HA (sorry couldn't resist!)

 

Quoting burj (Reply 12):
Thanks for all the awesome trip reports!

Thanks again, burj! I'm glad you enjoy them.

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 13):
Nice trip report and even better pictures!

Thank you, Michael!

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 13):
I'm might be going to Poland this summer for my cousin's wedding, so hopefully I'll get a chance to fly the 787 from ORD.

Sure, it's a great bird. Just try to avoid a middle seat.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6567 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32511 times:

Hi PlaneHunter!

Thanks for another amazing report with amazing pictures ! Very good to see you fly on the 787 the same day I did!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
This aspect was more important than my habit to avoid "flying the same reg twice".  

Very good idea to make sure you got on one in case of aircraft substitution.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
but I was a bit concerned about the missing window in the 787's rear section.

My friend ended up in that seat unfortunately. He was not to happy but nothing to change to.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I immediately liked the spacious feel and the lighting in the cabin which is equipped with 213 Economy Class seats:

The cabin is very spacious which is great but....

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I like the seat's cushion, but the 16.9-inch width may pose a problem for many travellers. It's about the same width which can be found on 3-4-3-configured 777s. Did I feel more cramped on the 787? Honestly, I cannot answer that question without a doubt, but what I immediately noticed was a lack of shoulder space. I wouldn't want to spend 10 hours in a middle seat between two strangers

I haven't been on a 3-4-3 777 for while but I would say the 3-3-3 on a 787 is worse than 3-4-3 on a 777. The seat on LO looks very very similar to the seat on UA. I did not find the seat the comfortable due to the lumbar support. My back was simply too wide for the seat but I'm not that big. Just tiny seat. I have to agree with you that I would not want to fly long haul in such a seat.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
While the IFE system offers a choice of more than 40 TV features and 120 music albums, I only found 11 different movies and 7 different games. That's a very limited choice and I hope that more options will be added before the start of long-haul operations.

That's very bad; almost like Biman Bangladesh.....although LO has more TV programs and more music.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I decided to try a Polish beer:

How was it ?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The Dreamliner's nose still needs to grow on me...

It's very ugly. I would actually go as far as say that the 787 is the ugliest aircraft in Boeing's 7 series of aircraft.

Even more troubling is that other recent new aircraft are also very ugly like the 380 and the 350 looks very ugly as well from that I have seen from the roll out.

Very very nice of LO to really make such a special event for the passengers both on the ground and in the air.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Last but not least - this is the 100th PlaneHunter report on Airliners.net, as mentioned in the title.    At this point I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all loyal readers and repliers. I have always enjoyed sharing my reports and I have enjoyed many subsequent discussions about cabin products, service, liveries and much more. I will try hard to keep up my work and I'm looking forward to your future comments.

That's an amazing number and I look forward to many more. Still looking forward to flying a flight together so we can compare experiences in real time.

Looking forward to your next report!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The777Man



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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32329 times:

Wow PH, 100 Trip reports here on a.net? Amazing!

Another great one! This time with the 787  . Loved every word of it. Still waiting on my first 787 flight (and A380 flight as well   ) whenever those will be, But since im limited to a student budget (ie funding from parents    ) Im not able to travel as much as I would like to. Reports like these pretty much give an idea what different aircraft and airlines are like. The interior of LOT's 787s looks pretty good, too bad you didnt like the 3-3-3 seating, its looks ok to me, but what do I know... Never been on a 3-4-3 777 config either so im not sure how bad it really is, I guess ill determine that for myself sooner of later. Thanks for sharing your report, I enjoyed reading it 

Btw ive got my next flights in a couple days so my report will be coming soon 



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 32022 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Thanks for another amazing report with amazing pictures !

Hi Lars, many thanks for your nice comments!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Very good to see you fly on the 787 the same day I did!

Yes, what a coincidence!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Very good idea to make sure you got on one in case of aircraft substitution.

  

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
I haven't been on a 3-4-3 777 for while but I would say the 3-3-3 on a 787 is worse than 3-4-3 on a 777.

I tend to agree.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
How was it ?

Quite good!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
It's very ugly. I would actually go as far as say that the 787 is the ugliest aircraft in Boeing's 7 series of aircraft.

I wouldn't call any 7 series plane ugly. But I'd say the 767 looks boring, though.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Even more troubling is that other recent new aircraft are also very ugly like the 380 and the 350 looks very ugly as well from that I have seen from the roll out.

It's matter of perspective...

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Very very nice of LO to really make such a special event for the passengers both on the ground and in the air.

Yes, one can only praise LOT for that.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
That's an amazing number and I look forward to many more.

Great to hear. I'm confident that there will be many more.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Still looking forward to flying a flight together so we can compare experiences in real time.

I'm sure there will be a new opportunity in the not-so-distant future.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Looking forward to your next report!

I guess that one won't be online next week!  

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

That's what I wish you, too!

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 16):
Another great one! This time with the 787 . Loved every word of it.
Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 16):
Thanks for sharing your report, I enjoyed reading it

Many thanks for your nice feedback, Yvan! Good to hear you liked it.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 16):
Wow PH, 100 Trip reports here on a.net? Amazing!

Yes, 100 reports since 2006.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 16):
Still waiting on my first 787 flight (and A380 flight as well

Just a matter of time!

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 16):
But since im limited to a student budget (ie funding from parents ) Im not able to travel as much as I would like to.

I used to be in a similar situation. Don't worry, this will change.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 16):
Btw ive got my next flights in a couple days so my report will be coming soon

I'll watch out for this one!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 31770 times:
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Great report, PlaneHunter! Looks like LOT did a really nice job with the interior of their 787! I wonder though how long the cloth seats will last in J before they might need to be refreshed again!  

What a fun trip, and a great reason to make a December trip.

Best,

Matthew


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 30778 times:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 18):
Great report, PlaneHunter!

Thank you, Matthew!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 18):
Looks like LOT did a really nice job with the interior of their 787!

Yes, the combination of Boeing's new interior design and blue tones is nice.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 18):
I wonder though how long the cloth seats will last in J before they might need to be refreshed again!

Let's wait and see.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 18):
What a fun trip, and a great reason to make a December trip.

True. Usually I avoid flying in December and January, but I had to make an exception for the Dreamliner.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 30289 times:

Hello Planehunter

Great trip report, thanks for sharing it with us. Congratz on logging the 787. For one or other reason I'm more tempted to fly on this bird than the 380!

LOT configured it pretty good, with the exception of the 3-3-3 configuration. Nice to see LOT doing this promotional tour.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Last but not least - this is the 100th PlaneHunter report on Airliners.net, as mentioned in the title. champagne At this point I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all loyal readers and repliers. I have always enjoyed sharing my reports and I have enjoyed many subsequent discussions about cabin products, service, liveries and much more. I will try hard to keep up my work and I'm looking forward to your future comments.

Thanks for all the years of giving us great inspiration and reading material

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 30268 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):

Great trip report, thanks for sharing it with us. Congratz on logging the 787.

Hi Marc, thanks a lot for your comments!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
For one or other reason I'm more tempted to fly on this bird than the 380!

Both are great - but quite different.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):

Thanks for all the years of giving us great inspiration and reading material

Thanks, that's great to hear.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 29869 times:

Hi there PlaneHunter!

Good to see a LOT 787 report up so soon  

I've also booked a LOT 787 flight, but long-haul (in Y), in March. Well, I'm small... hopefully the seats will be decent enough on my 9-hr flight to WAW. And, yes, it's row 27 that's without a window. LOT's promotional website can lead you in the right direction there; I got seats in row 24. Most of the window seats were already taken (or at least blocked)... almost 4 months in advance!

Anyway, great TR. Nice to see LO throwing a party for the 787, so to speak.

Don't like the 3-3-3 config myself. I'd rather it was 2-5-2 if it had to be 9-across.

And, 100 reports! Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work!


User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1708 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 29843 times:
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Hello PH,

You've really beaten yourself this time, such a quick writeup after the flight. The quality of your TR hasn't suffered from the fast writing    Thanks for this 1st real life view into the LOT B787. The overall cabin feel is very much to my liking: modern and good use of colours with some accents here and there. I particularly like the biz seats with the red and blue although I can imagine they are not to everyone's liking. It's good to see that LOT did an effort in promoting this event with 'beer und wurst' at the gate  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I decided to book a MUC-WAW-MUC roundtrip for me and my wife who was also interested in trying this brand new bird.

Ha ha, good to read that your other half is interested in this too. but I guess to a certain extent only  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
This aspect was more important than my habit to avoid "flying the same reg twice".

On some very special occasions, one has to let get go of their habits. Well, maybe flying another type wouldn't have been so bad either? But at least the B787 in one direction!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
and enjoyed some mulled wine and punch...

Wow, that looks really nice!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Of course we happily joined the party and enjoyed some tasty snacks and high-quality sparkling wine:

So no 'beer und wurst'   (sorry, I keep repeating myself...)

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The high-quality headphones

These indeed look very solid. It's not an everyday thing that you get these headphones for such a short flight. The LOT folks probably wanted to give you the whole experience to try out.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I had been curious about the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 start-up - and it proved to be rather loud and therefore very enjoyable!

I doubt that you ever fly with earplugs 

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
What a great office, would you agree?

I agree! I especially like the type indication on the instrument panel above.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
but I definitely don't like the 3-3-3 configuration.

I prefer the 2-4-2 arrangement as well. Less hassle to reach the aisle when seated at the window.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Last but not least - this is the 100th PlaneHunter report on Airliners.net, as mentioned in the title. champagne At this point I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all loyal readers and repliers. I have always enjoyed sharing my reports and I have enjoyed many subsequent discussions about cabin products, service, liveries and much more. I will try hard to keep up my work and I'm looking forward to your future comments.

Thank you for your dedication and hard work to produce your reports. I know what it takes. Let there be plenty more of them for us to enjoy.

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 29805 times:

Hi PH,

It has been long since I replied to one of the many great trip-reports here on A.net. I absolutely enjoyed this great exploring report about LO's latest fleet addition, and I can't wait to fly one of those great looking 787's myself!

Thank you very much for sharing!
Cheers,
Joost (DALCE)



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25 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi dc9northwest, thanks for your comments! Yes, I remember you mentioned that on FB. Should be a nice flight! I'm looking forward to the report. I ch
26 Post contains images Quokkas : Hi PH. Congratulations on reaching your 100th birthday. Oops,sorry. 100th trip report. So who is leading the pack? You, Gabriel, Markus or Petteri? No
27 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Roy, many thanks for your reply! Good one! That's great to hear, thanks! Yes, footrests can make a change - and the lack of IFE boxes is excellent.
28 Post contains images airbuseric : Congratulations PH, a special way to celebrate no. 100 with the Dream)Liner experience! Wow, you must've been so busy during the flight, you pictured
29 CXB77L : Hi PlaneHunter, congratulations on your 100th trip report, and thanks for sharing. Indeed, we are among the few people who would be crazy enough to ch
30 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Eric, thanks a lot for your comments! I just noticed a few weeks ago that the 100th was near. Yes, I was really busy. I could relax on the return
31 Post contains images ba319-131 : Hi PH, Nice read and pictures, congrats on joining the '787 flown' gang - Nice touch by LOT that you can pre-reserve your seats without some level of
32 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Mark, many thanks for your comments! It was about time to get on the Dreamliner. I guess they made an exception for these 787 flights. Yes, very o
33 LXM83 : Hello PlaneHunter Congratulations on your 100th report and on your first 787 flights! Your very well written report sums up the 787 experience nicely.
34 flightsimboy : Hey PH, I knew it would not be long before you "hunted" down a trip on the 787!! You are after all Plane Hunter!!! What a great report!! Glad Mrs. PH
35 WROORD : Hi PlaneHunter, Glad to see you feeling well after your last trip! I'd say the certificate and chocolates are a very nice touch to the whole experienc
36 Post contains images MarcoPoloWorld : Another superb trip report by you PlaneHunter. And great pictures of Warszawa as an added bonus.... Thanks for sharing!!
37 Post contains links and images PlaneHunter : Many thanks, LXM83! That's great to hear, thanks! Yes, I can only agree. One more hour would have been nice. And it was indeed good to meet you again
38 jwhite9185 : Hi there PH, Great 100th report there. Looking forward to my trip on the LOT Dreamliner next week even more now! Be interesting to see if all the fanf
39 PlaneHunter : Thanks a lot, James! I'm sure you will have fun. Good decision, row 27 should be avoided. I also expected strangers in our rows after checking the se
40 roberts87 : Great, detailed, report PH! Thanks for sharing your experience about the 787 with LO. Definately hoping to get on board one of those 787's myself soon
41 PlaneHunter : Thank you, Robert! Yes, I can only recommend it. Thanks! PH
42 marcinGDN : Hi Planehunter! Glad you had enjoyed SP-LRA, I did a rountrip to PRG on Saturday with a return on Sunday. I really enjoyed your trip report. With rega
43 PlaneHunter : Hi marcinGDN, thank you very much for your comments! Nice. You were lucky with your return flight, the round trip to MUC on Sunday was operated by a
44 Post contains images infodesk : Hi PH, You sure worked hard to get this report online so quickly. Well done on being a part of this special event and even nicer that your wife accomp
45 win1290 : Hi PH, Fantastic trip report from you once again! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience on LOT's 787. It was a very interesting and nice read. Very
46 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Infodesk, many thanks for your comments! Yes, I was quite busy for a while. Yes, definitely better than going alone. True. And I was surprised tha
47 SR117 : Hello PlaneHunter First of all, many thanks for taking the time to put together this and all of your other 99 reports, they are very much appreciated.
48 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Ricardo, thank you very much for your comments! I'm glad to hear that. Thank you! Yes, the sandwiches tasted very good. Lufthansa's new catering c
49 FLIEGER67 : Hey, PH, Let me say also thank you for the whole number of great stories, pictures and all the conversation around. And this one is no exception. Well
50 Post contains images stipica : Hi PH ! Congratulations ... this is real achievement ... and off course as a faithful reader I am grateful ... ...stipica
51 gabrielchew : Great report PH! Welcome to the 787 club! I'm not sure I like the colours of the C seats. Y+ looks good though...great that another airline adds this
52 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Stipica, thanks a lot for your comments! Good to hear you enjoy reading. Many thanks, Gabriel! Exactly my opinion. Yes, very nice city. I need to
53 Post contains images CaptainRed : Hey PH, congrats once again for your 100th report here, a truly great achievement. Not only 100 reports, but also 100 high quality and truly enjoyable
54 Post contains images RussianGirl : Hi Udo! Congratulations for your 100th report! Great job! And thanks a lot for a wonderful report about this breathtaking B787! I love this bird What
55 Post contains images N178UA : Hi PlaneHunter! Congratulations on your 100th Trip Report and congrats riding the LOT 787 on its first day of commercial flying! Although I am unable
56 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Servus Markus! Many thanks! Sorry for my late reply, I guess have posted in rush last time and missed out replying to your comments. Good to hear, th
57 RussianGirl : Yes! It would look more cooler and more...futuristic!
58 PlaneHunter : ...and even better with a different nose. But it's still a beautiful aircraft. PH
59 Post contains images adamspotter : Hello there PH and congratulations on your 100th report! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate your 100th report than one on LOTs 787 first da
60 Post contains images Parton87 : Hello PH! What a great story! Congratulations to your first Dreamliner flight and 100th report! Impressive I have to say... Nice of LO with all the ce
61 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Brendan, thank you very much! I'm glad that it worked out! Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yes, you mentioned that. Is there anything specific wh
62 Post contains images LH4532 : Guten Abend PlaneHunter, very nice to see this TR online. It sure is very nice to see that you had the chance of flying with the 787. I still have to
63 Widebodyroga : Hey PH, How nice to get to experience such a unique inaugural! The 787 sure looks great. It's highly unlikely I'll get to fly it anytime soon so it's
64 LO231 : Thank you for the amazing TR! It's of big impotrance to me, as I'm booked on first flight out of BRU. I wonder what LO will hwve in petto for us... Th
65 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Servus Daniel! Many thanks for your feedback! I guess you will log some new types this year. No, I preferred the other desserts. Sometimes I prefer a
66 LH4532 : Yes, I am very used to flying Economy Class. It is the way of travel I haven flown for many years now, that is why I do not have the need to fly Busi
67 Post contains images ronerone : Dear PH! WoW .. Congratulations on your 100th report! I only noticed this one now. Along with LAN, Ethiopian, and Qatar, LOT's 787 was also one that c
68 BNE : Thanks for the trip report, nice that Munich and LOT were able to organize some gate celebrations. LOT giving out first flight certificates was a nice
69 NZ107 : Hi PH, Great TR once again. Congrats on getting on the maiden return voyage! And also for 100 TRs! Impressive. Looks great, I'd love to visit it in De
70 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Yes, Y Class is perfectly fine on short and medium-haul routes. And there are great long-haul Y Class products. But the additional space in J Class i
71 LO231 : Hi again, loved both flights on -LRA and back on -LRB. On arrival in BRU greeted with champagne, prawn snacks and a scale model of LO787! Will post th
72 LO231 : Hello Planehunter,as promised the link to my little movie of the 787 flight Brussels-Warsaw-Brussels 5/10-01-2013 https://picasaweb.google.com/1069312
73 Post contains images akhmad : Dear PH, Thank you so much for sharing the Dreamliner experience with us! It has been such a great, but short-lived happiness. So sad to see the dream
74 Post contains images BrusselsSouth : Hi PH, Thank you for another nice report. I considered taking one of the LO promotional flights on the 787 but couldn't make it work due to a busy per
75 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi LO231, good to hear you got both frames! Very nice. Did LOT organize that - or the airport? Thanks a LOT for the link! Very enjoyable stuff, well
76 LO231 : Hi there, PlaneHunter asked who organized the "whoola" at the airport... I believe it was LO, as they were the ones guiding the guests to visit the pl
77 PlaneHunter : Okay, thanks. I'm just wondering why such events didn't take place at all airports served by the Dreamliner. PH
78 LO231 : And now back to boring Avro, unless they will change their mind to 319 as they did the last time...
79 PlaneHunter : Brussels Airlines? I'd also prefer an A319 over the Avro. But it cannot match the Dreamliner, of course... PH
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