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LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:23 am

The first 787 to be delivered to a European airline has just taken off.

http://fr24.com/LOT9787

Upon entering Polish airspace, the flight will be escorted by 4 F16s of the Polish air force. In the next few weeks several flights will be flown within Europe for crew training, substituting regular flights.

Quite the event for LOT: http://dreamliner.lot.com/

WAW spotters get ready...
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:29 am

Excellent news! I am very much looking forward to boarding LRA for her first commercial flight!

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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:32 am

Thank you for posting the radar link. I was trying to find it and I could not. The plane is expected to do a low fly by before landing in WAW. LOT is also introducing a new product called Economy Club with reclining chairs and dedicated crew. Specially trained crew is also dedicated to business class.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:12 am

When is the first flight to JFK schedule to be? Sometime in April if memory serves me right.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:22 am

here are the first long distance flights

Chicago January 16th
Toronto February 1st
New York February 3rd
and Beijing March 3rd
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:09 am

Quoting Luniew (Reply 4):

Thanks! Are they going to have a second aircraft by then or are they going to do what ET is doing and send it to each destination 1-2x a week?
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:44 am

last check LO will have 2/3 x 787's by early JAN 2013

LOT Polish Airlines - 2 deliveries

ZA270 (LN 61, SP-LRA) - November
ZA271 (LN 78, SP-LRB) - December

LOT Polish Airlines' 787 deliveries. The first contractual delivery of ZA270 (LN 61, SP-LRA) is tentatively scheduled for November 9th. This aircraft will remain in Everett for about 5 days for crew training before flying to Warsaw on the 14th.

Future deliveries flights of LOT's other 787s to Warsaw are scheduled as follows:

ZA271 (LN 78, SP-LRB) - delivery to Warsaw is in early January 2013 (probably contractual delivery in late December 2012)

The other three in production are to be delivered at monthly intervals during the first quarter of 2013 but they will all be waiting in Everett in storage
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:05 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 5):
Thanks! Are they going to have a second aircraft by then or are they going to do what ET is doing and send it to each destination 1-2x a week?

They will not do that, hence a spread of commencement dates on various routes from January 16 through March 3rd.
They expect o have 5 787s by March and additional 3 a some point during summer of 2013. They will probably start NRT in October 2013. Also PEK will be expanded to daily service by next summer.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:37 am

Quoting WROORD (Reply 7):

Thanks for the info. Wasn't sure if they'd have more than one by then.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:24 am

With the arrival of their new 787's, there are a few things I am curious about.

1.) Will any of the 787's wear the Star Alliance Colors?

2.) When will the phase out begin for the 767s?

Hopefully more new planes ( 73NGs or A320s ) will be arriving to LOT soon!
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:32 am

Quoting Luniew (Reply 4):
Chicago January 16th
Toronto February 1st
New York February 3rd
and Beijing March 3rd

I looked at a flight from WAW to YEG via YYZ in March, and not sure why but only Economy Flex as the "highest" class comes up on their website. I guess due to codeshare with AC, but I'd figure that there would be an option for something better even if connecting on a codeshare partner later on.
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:39 am

What cabin will LOT have on the 787, how many seats?
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:46 am

Quoting sweair (Reply 11):
What cabin will LOT have on the 787, how many seats?

18C/21Y+/213Y=252
http://www.lot.com/us/en/web/newlot/dreamliner-787
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:46 am

You can watching her arrival live at http://dreamliner.lot.com/live/
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:52 am

252 seats is far from the worst cabin I guess, some domestic Japanese are 300+..
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:58 am

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 13):
You can watching her arrival live at http://dreamliner.lot.com/live/

Well, that was nice. Low pass and everything.
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:50 am

No fighter escort due to the weather, though...
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:59 am

woww, what a weird website for the exploring of the 787... o.0 !?!
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:02 am

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Thread starter):
In the next few weeks several flights will be flown within Europe for crew training

Due into LHR seven times on scheduled flights between 21 Dec 12 and 2 Jan 13:

21DEC12 – 22DEC12, 29DEC12 – 31DEC12
LO281 WAW0745 – 0935LHR 788
LO282 LHR1035 – 1410WAW 788

01JAN13 – 02JAN13
LO279 WAW1510 – 1700LHR 788
LO280 LHR1750 – 2125WAW 788
Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,A388,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,(..53 more types..),VC10,WESX
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:52 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 9):
2.) When will the phase out begin for the 767s?

The 767s (now 3 or 4 of them still flying) will start leaving the fleet as more dreamliners arrive. By April 2013, the start of the summer flight schedule, there ought to be no more 767s flying for LOT.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20 pm

Lots more videos at TVN24.pl

The live stream now shows the aircraft over at the press event.

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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:50 pm

Some pictures:

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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:14 pm

Quoting milan320 (Reply 10):
2.) When will the phase out begin for the 767s?

Already began. SP-LPA had its last commercial flight few days ago.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:27 am

So I'm guessing none of the 787s will have special name's and emblems near the nose like the 767s did?

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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:41 am

Quoting konrad (Reply 19):
By April 2013, the start of the summer flight schedule, there ought to be no more 767s flying for LOT.

That's actually March 2013 when the last 767 will leave LOT. SP-LPA is goe and the SP-LPC was just sold for parts (this is the one that had emergency landing) and I think one will leave in Jan, one in Feb and the last one in March.
 
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:22 am

Quoting Johner (Reply 22):
Already began. SP-LPA had its last commercial flight few days ago.

So they're down to only 3 long-haul aircraft? How will they manage their schedule until all the 787s arrive? Are they still leasing the AeroSvit 767?
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RE: LOT 787 On Its Way To Warsaw

Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:22 am

Quoting hoya (Reply 25):
So they're down to only 3 long-haul aircraft? How will they manage their schedule until all the 787s arrive? Are they still leasing the AeroSvit 767?

Three 767s are enough for the winter timetable. Starting from mid-January the 787s will start operating selected flights.