tallguy14
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:43 am

Photos from the inaugural flight today.

Gate E5, IAH
Seat map before departure
CEO Jeff Smisek
Boarding UA1116-04 IAHORD
Seatback pocket swag
Champagne toast
Maximum dimming
On approach for Rwy 10


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Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:07 am

Thanks so much for sharing tallguy14 -- I appreciate you getting the photos uploaded so quickly! I hope you had a fantastic inaugural. How was the celebration at IAH? I see Smisek gave a speech, but were there any other festivities?

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:16 am

Hola tallguy14!

Great to see the first pictures of this new aircraft on UA service.

The interior looks nice and very modern, a real pity they kept the old pattern on seats, couldn't they think of anything else?

Glad they gave you some champgane to toast on this special day!

Salut!

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:32 am

what a beautiful 767
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:36 am

Nice report! Great you got on the inaugural flight. Thanks for sharing.  
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:34 pm

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing so soon!.

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:25 pm

Great-simple TR! I know many of my coworkers were on this flight and I am anxious to hear their story!
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:54 pm

Hi !

Nice to see there were celebrations in IAH; nothing at all yesterday at LAX, not even an announcement to identify the event.

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:08 pm

Well, are you planning to add some more pictures and a proper text with some details to that short preview?


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[Edited 2012-11-05 11:13:41]
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:53 pm

Thanks for posting but have to agree with PH, slight lack of detail or information here........
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:03 am

It looks like you were in 17A.

I was right behind you in 18A.
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:45 am

I'm very much looking forward to flying the 787 with UA; however agree with:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 2):
The interior looks nice and very modern, a real pity they kept the old pattern on seats, couldn't they think of anything else?

This looks exactly like the old Continental seats; which don't look all that great. Moreover, I really think United needs to come out with the new uniforms to replace the old Continental and UA ones (The Champagne Toast photo). I've heard that the UA pilots are a little peeved that the 787 will be flown exclusively by CO pilots. I think the new uniforms might help with eliminating that visual difference and perhaps the cultural one.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
nothing at all yesterday at LAX, not even an announcement to identify the event.

That's pretty sad.

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Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:46 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Nice to see there were celebrations in IAH; nothing at all yesterday at LAX, not even an announcement to identify the event.

Why would there be anything at LAX ? It had already said the inaugural is IAH-ORD, not IAH-LAX.
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:31 am

Quoting vegas005 (Reply 3):

A beautiful what???
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:11 am

Good to see some (clear) pics, but... this is a tripREPORT forum. Where is your report? You have not taken the time to write a single word about your trip to take the 787. Bad effort imho, and I hope to see somebody else will post a more detailed report on the new UA 787 on here soon to give a better insight.
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:26 am

Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 12):
Why would there be anything at LAX ? It had already said the inaugural is IAH-ORD, not IAH-LAX.

It was the inaugural 787 flight from LAX of ANY airline. Surely some banners, a cake or at the very least an announcement could have taken place. At least an announcement was made on day 2 that this was a special new aircraft : )

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Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
It was the inaugural 787 flight from LAX of ANY airline. Surely some banners, a cake or at the very least an announcement could have taken place. At least an announcement was made on day 2 that this was a special new aircraft : )

Then that is LAX's problem, not UA, the only thing matter to UA is the inaugural, first revenue flight of the plane, not the 2nd or the 3rd.
 
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Quoting ORDnHKG (Reply 16):
Then that is LAX's problem, not UA, the only thing matter to UA is the inaugural, first revenue flight of the plane, not the 2nd or the 3rd.

It's a UA station; the local UA station can still celebrate the flight but I guess it's useless to argue the point with you. Lots of airlines have celebrations when they start a new route, add a new aircraft etc.

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Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:29 pm

My apologies for not including a narrative with my photos. But some of y'all need to relax! There are plenty of reports online and I've included several links below. I wanted to share the photos with you guys the same day, and hadn't time to write a report. I hate to sound snarky, but this is precisely the reason I don't post here more often. Since this is a public forum, anybody can say as much (or as little) as they like. Peace.



Here are the reports--


http://boardingarea.com/blogs/mommyp...ural-united-787-dreamliner-flight/

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[Edited 2012-11-09 11:31:27]
 
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Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:38 pm

Quoting chopchop767 (Reply 11):
This looks exactly like the old Continental seats; which don't look all that great. Moreover, I really think United needs to come out with the new uniforms to replace the old Continental and UA ones (The Champagne Toast photo). I've heard that the UA pilots are a little peeved that the 787 will be flown exclusively by CO pilots. I think the new uniforms might help with eliminating that visual difference and perhaps the cultural one.

Hate to break it to you, but all new delivered aircraft including sCO aircraft, and sUA aircraft, will come with the sCO style interior. Also there really isn't any point in the sUA pilots being upset about only sCO pilots exclusively flying the 787 since this is an sCO 787 and the sUA side don't even get their 787s until 2016.
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Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:01 pm

BTW for the people here who are chewing the OPs head off for not having a detailed written report, I've read plenty reports here, where they were maybe a word or two here and there, and the rest were pictures....So relax people
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Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks for the report, lovely pictures. I think some of the people who are attacking the OP need to relax a little...

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Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:12 pm

The pictures were nice, and despite the rather unwordy report, its better than nothing! Thank you so much for the pictures and glad you enjoyed your trip.

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