trent1000
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ANA 787 HND-FUK

Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:38 pm

Hello everyone,

I finally took my first trip on a 787 and what a smooth aircraft it is in a number of ways. This was flight NH257, which from memory used to be operated by a 767.
There were a number of 787s parked in the vicinity of Haneda's gates 58 ~ 62 around our departure time of 2 pm.
Scheduled flight time was 1:45 and actual 1:35. The flight seemed 90% full.

Mileage earned at 567 actual flight miles or 425 miles for lower fares.
A one-way economy ticket currently costs from about US$150, booking at the limit of 2 months ahead to $400. Waitlist is shown at approximately $450.

Now to the pics & videos... Cue the theme to "Jaws" for the first picture. Here's what was lurking behind the terminal building obstructions:
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787001.jpg

There were a few other 787s parked in the vicinity of gates 58 ~ 62 in the early afternoon.
Here are some other shots taken from gate 60.
Our aircraft JA809A to FUK
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787002.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787006.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787007.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787008.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787010.jpg

Love the Trent 1000 engines!
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787004.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787003.jpg

Another 787 leaves the gate next to ours
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787009.jpg

On board:
Here is the style of the ANA slim seats / seatbacks
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787011.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787016.jpg

Seat width seemed generous with a deep, firm and quite flat cushion. It was comfortable at least for this short flight.
Seat recline seems better than UA's economy plus seat...
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787017.jpg

I suggest that I had one of the best seats on the plane; 16K. First, check my view of the RR Trent 1000 engine
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787013.jpg

What was technically my window required leaning forward to appreciate a full view
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787018.jpg

But without craning my neck too far right, here's my view of the sleek wing. You have to love the raked wingtips!
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787014.jpg

I wanted to see and hopefully capture on video how the raked wingtips flex during takeoff and in flight.
A brief taxiing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxpRAd7Br-8&feature=player_detailpage

Takeoff from HND on schedule at 2 p.m..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmcaYMxFhOk

Shortly after, turning gracefully over Tokyo Bay. I should have taken a longer video. There were some great views.
The flap extensions were noticeable, but very quiet, unlike the loud churning of the A380.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2oPdx-zfIA

This is the button for the electronic window shade adjustment. You have to play with it a little to get the hang of it, but the dots on the left indicate the degree of shade you have set.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787015.jpg

Looking across the cabin, you can see that a number of windows have been dimmed to various degrees of shade. You can also see the smooth curves of the large overhead luggage bins.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787023.jpg

These pics show the window darkened by about half. It doesn't take very long for the shades to darken/lighten.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787024.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787026.jpg

In flight over Kansai. Nice view of the raked wingtips
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787027.jpg

The reading lights and air vents are in fixed positions. You can adjust the air flow by turning the nozzle.
Overall, the air vents were by far the nosiest part of the whole trip. Incredibly so! Actually, I thought the air vents were a bit retro. I'd prefer not to have them.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787028.jpg

The seat pockets are small at about 25cm, but large enough for a magazine.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787029.jpg

There is a noticeable space between seats as in the A380 (Take note EK!) ha ha
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787031.jpg

The seat belt signs are unobtrusively placed every 4 rows apart or so. When not illuminated, it is difficult to see where they are.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787035.jpg

Service consisted of tea/coffee/juice.

It's been a seasonally unsettled week of weather throughout Japan. Typhoons usually come in the first half of September, especially to Kyushu. These cumulonimbus were impressive over northern Kyushu.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787032.jpg

Showing large overshooting top and shelf cloud. We flew around these and hardly felt a bump. There was light turbulence over the Kanto area though.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787033.jpg

We landed 10 mins ahead of schedule in Fukuoka after a very comfortable and quiet flight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85wWx4vXPaM

You can see how large the overhead bins are.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787037.jpg

Some final pics showing our bird at rest in Fukuoka.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787038.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787039.jpg

A final view of the Trent 1000
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u403/rtwbbenjoyed/ANA%20787/787040.jpg

with some final comments from Trent 1000:

The 787 does feel similar inside to a 767 in terms of size and configuration, although I thought the wing span was a bit longer than it was. The gear up/down, flap movements are very quiet. It was nice to watch the wings flex during the few bumps we experienced. The whole flight experience seemed very smooth. Take off was almost as quiet as in the A380. Overall engine noise seems low and I was sitting fairly close. But the worst thing was the whooshing hiss of the air vents! I think without that the flight would have been as quiet as in an A380. The reverse thrust on landing is still as loud as most other commercial jets. Seat pitch was ok, but don't drop anything on the floor because although I'm not a large person, it was extremely difficult to pick up something I dropped. I'm not sure if I could have reached down with someone sitting next to me. As it was, it required the skills of a contortionist. The flight was too short to appreciate levels of humidity and pressure, but I'll wait until I do a medium/long haul flight, hopefully soon!
Yes, the 787 is a winner!

Thanks,

Trent 1000.

[Edited 2012-09-04 06:43:22]
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:05 pm

Great report trent1000!

I see that you were on one of the domestic configured birds, though from your report it seems like you had a satisfying experience. Im still hoping for my first 787 flight, sometime in the future. Thanks for sharing.
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:22 pm

Excellent trip report. I have seen a lot of on board videos on youtube inside the 787, it indeed is very quiet on approach.

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
But the worst thing was the whooshing hiss of the air vents!

It probably generated most of the noise in the cabin...
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi,

Great to see an ANA 787 report, very nice timing too since I'll be catching one in two and half weeks on ITM-HND! First time with ANA, first time in Japan and my first 787. Getting slightly excited by this.

Also good to see a few shots from FUK, I will also fly there with an Peach A320.

What kind of camera did you use, some of those pictures aren't very good qualitywise?
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:15 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
some of those pictures aren't very good qualitywise

All the pics and videos were taken with my iphone. Nothing too high tech. Pics tend to lose their quality when om max zoom.

I'm glad you liked the report. Have a great first time trip to Japan!
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:44 pm

Hi

Great report, did not realize NH has the 788 in a domestic config as well.

Greetings
Marc
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:57 pm

Loved it. I think the first 787 TR i read and I really got the new airplane feeling from your photos. I already got used the 787 exterior design from the last years, but the wing and the cabin look very futuristic to me.
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Great trip report! The 787 looks fantastic. Those engines, that tail...and those wings! Japan is such a great country and you guys are so lucky to have your two majors operating them. We have to wait a bit longer, but looks as they will be worth the wait..  
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:17 pm

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
Now to the pics & videos... Cue the theme to "Jaws" for the first picture. Here's what was lurking behind the terminal building obstructions:

Very imaginative and quite appropriate too lol

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
Love the Trent 1000 engines!

Ah I see what motivated you to take on that name!

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
This is the button for the electronic window shade adjustment. You have to play with it a little to get the hang of it, but the dots on the left indicate the degree of shade you have set.

So did you have complete control of it being a short flight, unlike the long hauls where cabin crew can override any choices one makes and keeps them shut with the darkest option.

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
Looking across the cabin, you can see that a number of windows have been dimmed to various degrees of shade.

All those different shades in colour could actually take away the harmony and ambience of the cabin.

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
Take off was almost as quiet as in the A380.

How boring!! Whatever happened to the thrill of hearing your aircraft scream as it hurls toward V1

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
Actually, I thought the air vents were a bit retro. I'd prefer not to have them.
Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
But the worst thing was the whooshing hiss of the air vents!

Air Vents are very helpful, especially for someone like me who enjoys a bit of fresh air on the face!!
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:04 am

Thanks for your feedback and questions.

About the window shades:

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 8):
So did you have complete control of it being a short flight

On this domestic NH flight, yes, there was complete control. A minor, but interesting point I did not state in my initial report is that as you push the main button, the small dots on the left illuminate to indicate the degree at which you have set the shade. Next time, I'll take a picture of that, too.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 8):
Whatever happened to the thrill of hearing your aircraft scream as it hurls toward V1

Sorry, they've retired the space shuttle, but you can still try an MD80.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 8):
Air Vents are very helpful

Indeed. My main complaint is that they were noisy. But certainly they are very practical.
 
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:25 am

Did ANA not install TVs on these domestic birds? Quite interesting that a brand new plane doesn’t have TVs in today’s world.
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RE: ANA 787 HND-FUK

Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:55 am

Quoting FlyingFan18 (Reply 10):
Did ANA not install TVs on these domestic birds?

No... No PTVs, just a main cabin screen at the bulkhead area and a few small screens that fold down in a similar way to an A320. Actually, one screen would not retract before take off and I thought it could have delayed us because the attendant was on the phone to report it during taxiing & looking concerned. It would be possible to hit your head on it if an emergency evacuation had been required. Most Japanese tend to sleep on transport anyway and in flight 'entertainment' often features shopping for the carrier's merchandise.

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