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AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:15 pm

Despite others thread, it's finally happening after a few months delay.

AA will be taking delivery of it's first 787-8 Dreamliner today. (January 23, 2015)

Here are some pictures (before delivery, at PAE)



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Depending on your preference, I've provided 2 links to track the delivery flight:

Flightaware:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20150123/1800Z/KPAE/KDFW

FlightRadar24:
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/n800an/#550b3f3

DFW spotters, get your cameras ready!   

Congrats to AA! Beautiful aircraft!


-Miami   

[Edited 2015-01-23 08:17:26]

[Edited 2015-01-23 13:21:50 by moderators]
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:17 pm

Do we have any first flight data? I assume it will be DFW-ORD, but any flight numbers or dates would be nice
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:19 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 1):
Do we have any first flight data? I assume it will be DFW-ORD, but any flight numbers or dates would be nice

Man, you're quick!

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 1):
I assume it will be DFW-ORD

Rumors have been pointing to that.

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 1):
Do we have any first flight data?

Nothing is official just yet.
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:20 pm

Can't wait for the many pics you're about to be posting of this fantastic looking bird   
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:36 pm

Do we know where they are doing mantenance on the 787s? I'm hoping for a TUL visit.
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:41 pm

I assume it will head straight to the DWH hangar after landing at DFW ?

There was actually a blurb about the delivery on the local news last nt
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:42 pm

Awesome to see delivery of the first flight. I want to see that business class one day. I think that AA has the strangest business class configuration of any airline in the world with its half backwards herringbone and half reverse-herringbone configuration.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:07 pm

Can't wait to fly and work om this bird!
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:09 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 6):

Awesome to see delivery of the first flight. I want to see that business class one day. I think that AA has the strangest business class configuration of any airline in the world with its half backwards herringbone and half reverse-herringbone configuration.

How is the product 'strange'? Direct-aisle access for all Business Class customers (77W, 788, retrofitted 772s) with more privacy offered than any other U.S. carrier's Business Class product is 'strange'? Many carriers offer backwards facing Business Class seats, but they don't offer the level of privacy or convenient access (BA, UA) that AA offers with their world-class Business Class product.
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:34 pm

Quoting AABB777 (Reply 8):
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How is the product 'strange'? Direct-aisle access for all Business Class customers (77W, 788, retrofitted 772s) with more privacy offered than any other U.S. carrier's Business Class product is 'strange'? Many carriers offer backwards facing Business Class seats, but they don't offer the level of privacy or convenient access (BA, UA) that AA offers with their world-class Business Class product.

I used to think BA had the strangest configuration, but now the AA one is quite different. I am eager to see it in person since it is different and unique. The 77W seat is similar to others and great. I assume the 787 and 772 seat will be just as good or better, but want to see it.
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:35 pm

Those photos are terrible. Why anyone would shoot an AA bird in shit light is beyond me   

I imagine there are people there right now and the conditions are terrible.

 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:44 pm

Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

http://www.boeing.com/boeing/
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:49 pm

Quoting 777X (Reply 11):
Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

Wow, noticed it instantly! what a fail on Boeing's part.

In other news, the delivery flight is delayed till 12 30 PST.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:50 pm

Quoting 777X (Reply 11):
Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

http://www.boeing.com/boeing/

Maybe Boeing made a last minute stretch to it ?      
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:54 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 12):
the delivery flight is delayed till 12 30 PST.

Now moved to 1:10pm PST.
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:55 pm

Quoting 777X (Reply 11):
Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

From the page:

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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:06 pm

Quoting 777X (Reply 11):
Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

Wow - the proofreader needs to be sacked.

Quoting MaxiAir (Reply 13):
Maybe Boeing made a last minute stretch to it ?     

Yeah, that has to be it - they're bringing out two tugs and will hook one up at each end  
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:17 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 14):
Now moved to 1:10pm PST.

Well, a 110pst departure means she'll arrive after dark at DFW .   
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:39 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 17):
she'll arrive after dark at DFW .

That's the worst part about it.

I hope they have a live stream event later.
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:56 pm

ok I don't get it. What does this plane have that's so special? It looks like a 737 with big engines...DUH..I have read it's cheaper to fly, but this is no piston to jets,narrow bodies to widebodies, and it is ugly. Do you really think that 99% of passengers really care? They want a comfortable seat, a snack or beverage, and be on time, (weather being understood)
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:00 pm

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 19):

Cheaper to fly -> lower airfares possible
Longer range with a smaller cabin -> opens up long range routes to secondary cities, like AKL-IAH nonstop
Quieter, higher pressure cabin -> less jetlag
Larger windows -> better view

Lots of benefits. Can't wait to fly it!
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:21 pm

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 19):
Do you really think that 99% of passengers really care?

Not really, But we here at A.net are part of the 1% who do care, hence why we are posting about it.

Anyways, Flight crew are now onboard:
http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/558732591402995712
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:27 pm

Apparently the departure is delayed up in Washington for some reason.
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:45 pm

On flightradar24 it looks like it may be ready to go.
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:50 pm

Quoting hivue (Reply 23):
On flightradar24 it looks like it may be ready to go.
Quoting ozark1 (Reply 22):
Apparently the departure is delayed up in Washington for some reason.

Poor conditions.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:52 pm

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:06 pm

AA9702 is now taxiing for departure.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:08 pm

Takeoff! History made! American 9702 has now taken off and it's on it's way to DFW!
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:08 pm

My favorite airport is the one I'm flying to! :airplane:
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:10 pm

Here she was lined up for departure:




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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:11 pm

From webcam:

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:48 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 31):
From webcam:

nice capture - you've got good timing on viewing the webcam

Another lovely January day here in Seattle  
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:17 pm

Anyone have cabin pics yet?
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:26 pm

Quoting Atlflyer (Reply 36):
Anyone have cabin pics yet?

A member did manage to get pics of interior from a friend, if I'm not mistaken.

But that's about it. I don't believe anyone else has pics just yet.


I'll be happy to post pictures of the cabin as soon as possible.  
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:59 pm

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 19):
Do you really think that 99% of passengers really care?

Do you think that's the concern of 99% of carriers?

Quoting D L X (Reply 20):
Cheaper to fly -> lower airfares possible

Why do people always come to that conclusion?

Possible? Well, technically yes. Probably? No way.

First rule of sales: it's not how low you can make it, it's how MUCH you can justify and successfully charge.
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:08 am

Quoting 777X (Reply 11):
Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

Whatever it was is apparently fixed now...

...what was it?
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:12 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 40):
Whatever it was is apparently fixed now...

...what was it?
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:21 am

Quoting 777X (Reply 11):
Ouch...check this out and see how long it takes you to notice the glaring problem.

Is it the massive flag on the tail?   
 
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:03 am

AA 787 (Flight 9072) is on final.
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:07 am

TOUCHDOWN!! AA 9072 has landed in DFW!

AA has officially taken delivery of their first 787-8!

Currently taxiing to the hangar!
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:14 am

Any water cannon salute for this bird as she makes her arrival?

I like the new AA livery, especially on this plane. Can't wait to see them at PHL.
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 am

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 45):
Any water cannon salute for this bird as she makes her arrival?

I believe so.

Here's a picture of her taxiing.



https://twitter.com/KevinCokelyNBC5/status/558794362071420928/photo/1
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:18 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 42):
Is it the massive flag on the tail?

Ahehe, that's what I thought as well!  


She's now taxiing to the hanger. I love to get LiveATC and Flightradar24 all set up for the full experience. Congrats to AA on the delivery! Now if they'd just say when the first revenue flight will be...
 
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:26 am

All better now!

http://www.boeing.com/assets/images/feature_948x432/bca_aa_1st_787_948x432.jpg
 
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RE: AA To Take Delivery Of First 787-8 Today (1/23)

Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:28 am

Look at this amazing photo! Lovely, even at night!




https://twitter.com/wfaachannel8/status/558797406557708290
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:31 am

She is now in the hangar.
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:33 am

I think my username should be picture poster...




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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:37 am

Quoting Miami (Thread starter):

Great news for Boeing and AA!  

Keep the pics coming...

The AA 788 looks great!
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:54 am

In hangar:




https://twitter.com/Sky_Talk/status/558802098339344385/photo/1
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Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:13 am

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 41):

sorry i didn't click on the old link in time to see what was wrong. What was the glaring error?

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