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Thomson 1st 787 DreamLiner: MAH-LGW First Flight  
User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 32025 times:

Dear readers and fellow tripreporters,

welcome to the first tripreport on the brandnew Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of Thomson Airways, from United Kingdom! For me, also a first time encounter with this aircraft!

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Thomson 1st 787 Dreamliner: MAH-LGW


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UK based leisure airline Thomson Airways, part of TUI group, took delivery of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on May 31, 2013. Part of an order of 8 aircraft, G-TUIA was the first Boeing 787 on the British register. The delivery flight was from Paine Field to Manchester.
Thomson announced that the first intended longhaul flights will start from July 8, to Florida and Mexico, with 47 passengers in Premium Club Class and 291 passengers in Economy Class seats.

Prior to the regular operations, a couple of training flights for crew were operated to various UK airports and also Hanover in Germany. But more interesting was the day that I found out a couple of commercial flights within Europe on this new aircraft. That made me and some friends decide to book on the first day of operations, a daytime flight from the Mahon to London Gatwick. I think it would be mostly interesting and a good way to find out more about this aircraft.

Some more information about Thomson and their Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the history of flight can be seen when you click on this image:




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On this trip, my friends and fellow a.netters MEA-707 and DunaA320, as well a few other a.netters were joining. Me and MEA-707 decided to fly in the day before on KLM and JET2 via Manchester. The flights may be covered in a seperate tripreport at a later moment.

Friday June 21, 2013


After a night in a Maó hostel and a nice breakfast in the old town and in the sun, it was time to take the public bus service (fare: €2.60 payable at driver) to the airport. The bus runs every 30 minutes. We arrived at the airport just 15 minutes later.

Mahon Airport & Check-In


4 desks were open for check-in. It took about 30 minutes to get served, the lines were moving slowly. In the building we got annoying company of a group of people asking attention for the high unemployment rates.
The check-in desks had some decoration in place mentioning about this special flight.

The boarding pass was printed in Iberia stock, unfortunately.


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Lucky people in line checkin’ in for the 787 flight... (most of them are not aware of it)



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Thomson set up posters to tell us about it!



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How about this sign above check-in?
Well, tripreporting is media as well. I’m in the correct line here!



Off to security then, which was a breeze and took little time only.

Departure Lounge & Boarding


After security you'll end up in a taxfree store first, no way to get around of it. Once in the waiting lounge you'll find several shops and bars, as well great views on the apron.
It was clearly British 'changing day' on the island with loads of British charters around.

Our gate was 16, at the far corner of the building, and it offered a great view on the apron and, the aircraft that was awaiting us! Nicely positioned in the bright sunlight, with matching updated TUI colours under the blue sky!


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The expected DreamLiner is in already and being serviced


Some festivities were held on the apron for VIPs and press, a band was playing. For us, only a red carpet and some great photo opportunities would remain...


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Is here something to celebrate?



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How about another in full size?



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Thomson was all around this day, also in their previous livery


Boarding was called for early and we could go on the apron and move freely, nobody bothered us when taking pictures of ourselves or the aircraft.


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Boarding at gate 16



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Getting closer now to this beauty



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A striking livery, a beautiful wing, a beautiful day!



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Up and close with the 787-8



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GEnx engine to power up this bird...



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Let’s go on board now!


Once the green light was given to board, I felt honoured to be the first passenger to board this beautiful aircraft

        



























Flight Thomson Airways - TOM4537
Date 21.06.2013
Route MAH-LGW
Aircraft Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Registration G-TUIA
Scheduled Departure Time // Actual Departure Time 12:35 // 12:35
Scheduled Arrival Time // Actual Arrival Time 13:55 // 13:48
Class of Service Economy Class
Seat No. 39A


Notes:

- Seat 30A, 30J (emergency row), 37A and 37J are without windows
- Row 39 have 2-seaters pairs AC and GJ
- Seatpitch: a generous 34"
- No crewrest facility on ship TUIA, TUIB, TUIC (others do get crewrest areas)



The Flight



Welcomed as being the first passenger, by friendly male crewmembers. I got directions to my seat. A good impression already now.

The cabin for Economy Class is split up in 2 sections, having a set-up of 3-3-3 seats in darkblue leather, with adjustable headrest and a 34" legroom. Impressive!
The seatback reclines (also in the last row). Additionally every seat has personal inflight enetertainment (IFE), with loads of audio, video and games loaded. The touchscreen works smoothly and navigates quick and easy. There is a connection for USB and iPod.


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Mid-cabin section is Economy Class



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Aft cabin section of Economy Class



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Legroom in Economy Class is 34”



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Row 39 has 2-seaters



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A new type of door for the lavatory as well on this aircraft



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The aft galley is huge!



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The passenger doors are huge as well


Before departure, the captains takes a microphone in mid cabin to welcomes us 'personally' on this brandnew state-of-the-art aircraft. In 2 hours he would fly us to London at an altitude of 43,000 feet. He mentioned about the quietness of the engines, which would certainly guarantee a comfortable flight.


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Welcome from the captain himself prior pushback


Then one of the crew offers me the last row of 2 (originally I was in another row), so I was free to move myself when taking pictures during the flight. I accepted his offer of course.




We block-out exactly on schedule and interesting enough, the safety briefing was done manually! I did not expect it honestly. In the meantime (I know, it’s not good) I check what’s inside the seatpocket:


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Safety card and IFE information/explanation



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”Inflight” magazine, the menu or “What’s on?”



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Pushback and a 787 in the ‘mirror’


And man, what is the Boeing 787 quiet indeed! During taxiing and flight, only the sound of the blowing airconditioning is what I hear. It is comparable to the Airbus A380 noise level though.
We taxi to the active, runway 19R (the other runway, 01R-19L is closed and used as taxiway). We must hold short for an arriving Thomson Boeing 767-300 and BA Cityflyer Embraer 190, before we can line up and spool up the engines!


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Compare ourselves with a Boeing 737-800



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Holding short for a company Boeing 767-300 that flies in



The departure is very smooth and other from other passengers I hear some 'oh' and 'ahh' when we take skies.
What followed were some great views of the Balearic island Menorca, from which we just took off...


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Off we go!



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Leaving the island of Menorca behind



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Just something blue, or it’s the sea! Banking sharply towards the Northwest



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Menorca is insight again



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How about this? You can also find the airport on this picture


During the flight we were handed out a questionnaire first, not specially related to this particular flight. During the handout, the windows were blinded (controlled by crew), and mood lighting was shown to us.


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Start menu of the IFE system



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Windows dimmed, and demonstration of mood lighting...



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Or you prefer this mood?



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... or don’t you have a mood today?



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Premium Club Seating



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Time for some music, I think...


On behalf of the airline, a free drink of choice was offered, however no champagne. I got a rose wine with ice. Really nice to have this offered. Normally it would be for sale.


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... music goes nicely with a drink



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The music continues when I check the flightmap.
Multitasking works well in this IFE system


During the flight there was also taxfree sales. The snap-together Boeing 787 aircraft model was sold out quickly, I overheard. It seems they're doing good business with it!

I must say, together with us only a few other 'geeks' were onboard taking pictures and everything. The crew were real good to us, letting us free in doing the tripreporter-job! A photomoment in the cockpit was offered after landing already.


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The wing and engines are so good looking!



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GEnx engine at work at 43,000 feet



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New wing design, looks great isn’t it?


After 1h30 minutes approximately we started our initial approach for Gatwick. Clouds were all around, like a blanket over Britain. No good views anymore till final approach. From the flight map I find out that the temperature is 18°C, overcast low clouds. Not really nice.


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Final approach for Gatwick runway 26L


Landing is done smoothly on the concrete of runway 26L, followed by interesting braking of the 787, where one can see the interesting construction of the wing.


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Some breaking power is shown. Look at the wing!


The cabin crew welcomed us after our first DreamLiner experience, followed by a welcome from the captain. They invited us onboard future DreamLiner flights with Thomson to try out the great product. Soon we arrived on stands, about 10 minutes ahead of schedule!


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According the flightmap we’re almost there!



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Arriving on stand 111





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That brings also my first DreamLiner experience to an end. Before disembarking we get ourselves in the cockpit, and captains seat! Pictures taken, and some good informative talk with the copilot done. He was a proud man, being able to fly this bird.


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Captains seat HUD (Head Up Display)
The 787 has 2 of these displays


After Flying


Thank youThomson Airways for bringing your new aircraft on selected European routes for training purposes. For us it was a great way to get in touch with the new product.
Special thanks go to crewmembers David and Simon in the back, for nice talk, showing the galleys new features and attentive service. Thanks for the golden coin  , thanks also to 1st officer Phil for your time on the flightdeck with us. Hope you do many comfortable and safe flights on the 787's.
And I don't know all your names, but thank you all crew on TOM4537. You were a great team on this flight. Very welcoming, attentive, friendly and proud people, it was definitely showing!


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A last view... taken from the famous bridge. G-TUIA prepared for another flight to MAH


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I would highly recommend this aircraft for longhaul flights, don't be afraid to get uncomfortable. The cabin, IFE and crew will give you a good time onboard in the air!

Thanks for reading, of course questions, your feedback or comments are welcome and appreciated a lot.

Regards,
Eric   


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
48 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineRufusisgod From Ireland, joined Nov 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 31997 times:

Great Trip report on what looks like a very nice aircraft to fly in. 34" in Y is fantastic.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27122 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31946 times:

Hey Eric  

Great report and fab crisp quality photos. The engine one is amazing.

Glad you had a good time and the Thomson interior looks very nice with decent seats and legroom.

Thanks for putting up so fast also .  

Regards

Philip


User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31902 times:

Hey Mr Lightning Fast.

An amazing report to get completed so fast and with such quality.

That TOM livery sure looks cool on that bird. I have been gazing up at them a few times this week as a couple of them have been flying over my place on approach to MAN during crew training flights.

It looks to have a nice interior for charter standards and a good complement of entertainment at hand.
Nice to hear the crew were so proud of their new toy and were more than happy to let you rip with the camera.

Thanks for the fast report.
Cheers, Lee.


User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31843 times:

Hello Eric,

It was good to meet you today! Congratulations on beating the rest of us to the trip report podium. A very interesting read.

My 15 minute video is taking a while to encode!

Christian.  


User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31731 times:

Thanks for a wonderful trip report!

The Thomson 787 looks great and I am impressed with the 34 inches of legroom, even more generous than most of the major US and European airlines. For a holiday airline, it certainly looks amazing.

Thanks for sharing!

Carfield


User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31693 times:

Great Report Eric!

Amazing how you posted this so fast! Great pics, I caught this aircraft on it's delivery flight to MAN before I left. Hopefully I can get to fly one someday. Thanks for sharing this.



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User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31644 times:

Hey Eric,

I'm glad you got to experience this beautiful bird and thank you for being so quick at putting this together for our enjoyment!

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
On this trip, my friends and fellow a.netters MEA-707 and DunaA320, as well a few other a.netters were joining.

What can be better than enjoying such a special occasion with a bunch of similarly-minded friends!

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
(most of them are not aware of it)

Its kinda ironic isn't it? So many of us have tried or have been trying to fly the 787 only to be denied by missed connections, cancellations and the months-long grounding of the 787 fleet, while several hundred (thousands?) of people who don't give a damn about the 787 get to fly it every day!  .

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
, nobody bothered us when taking pictures of ourselves or the aircraft.

As they should!  .

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
I felt honoured to be the first passenger to board this beautiful aircraft

Congrats! Wow, that makes it even more special!

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
And man, what is the Boeing 787 quiet indeed! During taxiing and flight, only the sound of the blowing airconditioning is what I hear. It is comparable to the Airbus A380 noise level though.

It's hard to imagine how this must feel like! It must be somewhat surreal.

Thanks again Eric. This was fun to read.

Stojan



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11671 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 31566 times:

Nice to read your report, shame I couldn't be there in person. A bunch of meetings and work came up here in the UK which more than filled my plate, so I had to skip my week in Menorca.

The 787 looks great, sure I will get to fly it a bunch of times in future.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
How about this? You can also find the airport on this picture

Both of them - old and new. I can also see our house  


Dan  



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User currently onlineTPAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 31522 times:

Great TR!! Nice to have this up quickly, was looking forward to it. Overall, it looks fantastic, given the nice pictures you took closeup to the slick livery, and the cabin looks clean, and nice. I am definitely surprisingly impressed by what Thomson has provided on this beautiful aircraft. Complete TR, and looking forward to more trips you would share with us.

User currently offlinebritboy2 From UK - England, joined Jun 2013, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 31444 times:

It was great to meet a fellow A.netter for the first time , wonderful pictures .

From

David at the back  


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1168 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 31277 times:
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Hoi Eric,

Nice to see yet another report from you and what a great one with many stunning pictures!! Thanks for putting this up so fast  
Flew the 787 myself back in November with United and I have to say I wasn't overly impressed with the aircraft after the whole hype around it, but great to hear you like and enjoyed it!  

Looking forward to your next report!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineTay52 From Canada, joined Feb 2013, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 30873 times:

Great report, as usual and such clear photos. What kind of camera do you use? The quality is outstanding!

Best Wishes,

Jean


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 30675 times:

Hi Eric,

Well done, great TR and so quickly up here! I'm surprised at the access you got onboard.. You went everywhere!

A pity the window looks horrible to shoot through with the reflection.. The mood lighting looks fantastic. And good to see another user of that IFE system.

Thanks for sharing!


Cheers,
Nicholas



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User currently offlinejfidler From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days ago) and read 30551 times:

Great TR and up so quickly! I had two questions:

1. I noticed the seatback in economy class have a no smoking logo next to each IFE. Was that a sticker? If so, I wonder why it was done that way -- seems almost like an afterthought then.

2. When you recline the seat, does the seatback recline back into the area of the person behind you, or does the seat cushion instead slide forward? I know the latter is getting popular on newer models.


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 30354 times:

Hola Eric!

Great to see your first report on the B787 up so fast.

Interesting the choose MAH and not PMI for this first flight, I assume in PMI they would not have had so much room for all the inauguration display and they would have had too many AB planes on the pictures.

The engine picture is really beautiful, it seems it was really well cleaned for the flight.

The interior looks really nice, the seats seem comfortable and if legroom is 34'' that is far superior to any other Y service around. Like the mood lighting as well.

Thanks very much for this beautiful report and the tips on the seats with no windows.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 30239 times:

Amazing trip report Eric! The 787 looks like an amazing bird to fly in, at the Thomson livery looks soooo good. Great also the efforts by Thompson on this first flight. I am getting really excited about my DY787 flight next month!

User currently offlinetobbry From Sweden, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 29686 times:

Great report! My 787 flight is on aug 1st.

Tobias


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 29135 times:

Nice report. Wonder if ZB/MON are wishing they hadn't cancelled theirs !

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 28117 times:

Hi Eric!

Thanks for a great report with fantastic pictures ! Very nice that you were on their inaugural flight and that you were the first passenger to board.

I have to agree with Brendan; I have one flight on the 787 and I was not too impressed. VERY cramped. But your report almost make me want to try it again. Sooner or later I will.

Thanks for posting about this very special flight !

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 27672 times:

Hi Eric,

what a great repot. The plane looks wonderful, the mood lighting very funky however   Not sure I would like to have so many colors at the same time on a longhaul flight, but I guess they can "moderate" the colors, too  

Found the seats not really looking comfy to be honest, but picutres do not really tell. But the cabin is spotless, what else to be expected  

I agree it's a very quiet plane. When I flew it on LOT I must clearly say "This aircraft is different". Had not the same feeling the first time on the A380 i.e.


User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1313 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 27391 times:

What a great report! Inaugurals are always fun.

I must say that even with the charter airline with bust configuration, the interior of this plane looks good.

Thank you for shearing, Jonathan



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 27081 times:

Hi Eric,

fantastic report, great work! Congratulations on logging this bird on its first passenger flight.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
Getting closer now to this beauty

And it's a beauty indeed, in contrast to this stretched A330 with new wings and ugly nose...  

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
Some festivities were held on the apron for VIPs and press, a band was playing.

Nothing beats the Bavarian brass band playing in honor of the LOT 787 visit to MUC...  

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
- Seat 30A, 30J (emergency row), 37A and 37J are without windows

Always good to know where these seats are!

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
The cabin for Economy Class is split up in 2 sections, having a set-up of 3-3-3 seats in darkblue leather, with adjustable headrest and a 34" legroom. Impressive!

This is impressive, hadn't expected to see that on Thomson.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
Once the green light was given to board, I felt honoured to be the first passenger to board this beautiful aircraft

I can imagine how you felt. How did it smell? I still remember that when I was among the first passengers to enter Lufthansa's brand new D-AIMB.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
A new type of door for the lavatory as well on this aircraft

Yes, I noticed that on LOT's 787.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
He mentioned about the quietness of the engines, which would certainly guarantee a comfortable flight.
Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
And man, what is the Boeing 787 quiet indeed!

It's too quiet, unfortunately...

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):

The departure is very smooth and other from other passengers I hear some 'oh' and 'ahh' when we take skies.

That didn't happen on the LOT flights, but on my first EK A380 flight and the special LH A380 flight.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):

On behalf of the airline, a free drink of choice was offered, however no champagne. I got a rose wine with ice.

Wine with ice???

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
New wing design, looks great isn’t it?

Absolutely fantastic.

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
Before disembarking we get ourselves in the cockpit, and captains seat! Pictures taken, and some good informative talk with the copilot done. He was a proud man, being able to fly this bird.

Very good. The LOT guys were so proud and happy as well.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 26945 times:

Nice TR, well done!

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
decided to fly in the day before on KLM and JET2 via Manchester. The flights may be covered in a seperate tripreport at a later moment.

Yeap - would be nice to read as well; especially about JET2!

Quoting airbuseric (Thread starter):
No crewrest facility on ship TUIA, TUIB, TUIC (others do get crewrest areas)

AFAIK the B787 will be used on the long haul flights - so why no crew rest? any idea?


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 26661 times:

Hoi Eric

Nice to see the Thomson 787 online! Looks like a great way to fly.
I will most probably be looking into logging my first 788 as well.
Nice you where able to log the inaugureal.

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
25 CaptainRed : Hi Eric, great report and congrats for being on this special flight. I think the 787 looks really beautiful in Thomson's colors. Also good to read tha
26 Post contains images britjap : Hi Eric, Very nice report here, and as others have said very timely. I should take note; I am about three trip reports in arrears! It would be nice if
27 ba319-131 : Hi Eric, Great read and pictures, had I not been travelling to EDI on Friday, I'd have been on that flight with you! - Can you elaborate? - I made not
28 Post contains images Sultanils : Haai Eric, Now that was a really interesting read accompanied with excellent photos! How cool to get on the 1st pax flight in this type and airline. T
29 zkojq : Hey, That looked like a lot of fun! Great photos of what appears to be a great aircraft. Interesting that the cruising altitude was so high for a (rel
30 MHTripple7 : Fantastic report! Comprehensive, well-written, and the photos are phenomenal. Not to mention this was an inaugural flight! I am very impressed with th
31 Post contains images MEA-707 : Hey Eric, Nice to have been able to join you on this occasion, a whirlwind 31 hours in which we logged 4 flights, Manchester, Mahon and London before
32 jwhite9185 : Hi there Eric, Nice report and brings back the memories of when I tried out the LOT Dreamliner. Great that the crew gave you free reign. Seems like TU
33 Post contains images nimool : I really want to fly this aircraft one day sooon! i wished that BA would set their 787s for DXB bound too
34 FLIEGER67 : Hoi, E., let me join the number of comments. Sure a well done experience and story together with also great pictures. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
35 Post contains links and images flyforever : Hi airbuseric, great trip report indeed!!!! The day before I was flying between Gatwick and Venice and suddenly and unexpectedly I saw the Boeing 787
36 palmjet : Hi Eric Super report - awesome pics to accompany an excellent report about the new Dreamliner in Thomson service. Great that you were able to be part
37 LXM83 : Hello airbuseric Very good report, thanks for posting. Congratulations on your frist 787 exerience! Always great to be on a long-haul aircraft type wi
38 Post contains images thegivenone : Fantastic report Eric – thank you for sharing with us your experience on Thompson's brand-new 787! Yay! Congratulations. That really is generous leg
39 knightsofmalta : Hi Eric I finally managed to get round to reading your report. So first of all, thanks for sharing! I must say I'm really quite impressed with the cab
40 Post contains images eastafspot : It's an outstanding report indeed! With these high quality pictures all the way, i have never had the feeling to be on board a leisure airline. (apart
41 APYu : Did u get one of the goodie bags? They were given out on the inaugural flight but may have only been given out on the inaugural sector LGW to MAH. An
42 Post contains images L0VE2FLY : Nice trip report. BY are definitely one of the best, if not the best charter airline in the world. Good to hear that the 787 is as quiet as the A380.
43 Post contains images LH4116 : Nice report Eric! Glad that you finally managed to get on the Dreamliner. I just hope that thing will stay in the air, after the past few days battery
44 lukeyboy95 : Hi Eric, A great report in your typical high calibre. It is great Thomson are raising the standard of British charter operations, as there has been li
45 Post contains images airbuseric : Hi to all, a lot of replies. I was embarrassed. Therefore I'm later then usual with getting back to you about all. Thank you for reading and leaving y
46 Post contains images airbuseric : >> >> Not unusual in European airspace. A 45 minute duration like AMS-LHR or AMS-FRA will usually go to FL230 max, but flights further go
47 gabrielchew : Great report Eric! Super photos! Ooh, looks very nice, but better than the old style charter setup. Nice!
48 airbuseric : Hi Gabriel! Thanks for that! Defintely no issues in the future to fly such carrier towards a sunny transatlantic destination... It's really pleasant!
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