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AIRNZ Dreamliner in Auckland late afternoon of Saturday January 4th, 2014

AIRNZ Dreamliner in Auckland late afternoon of Saturday January 4th, 2014

Old Dec 24, 13, 4:04 am
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AIRNZ Dreamliner in Auckland late afternoon of Saturday January 4th, 2014

Accotding to Autralian Business Traveller's David Flynn:

"Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner is headed 'down under' next month as the next-gen jet undergoes extensive testing ahead of its mid-year debut with Air New Zealand

http://www.ausbt.com.au/boeing-787-9...n=home-flipper

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Old Dec 24, 13, 4:23 am
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Dreamliner

The premium economy seats appear to be quite different from the ones in the 777's
Has anyone tried them ?
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Old Dec 24, 13, 12:42 pm
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I love this stuff. Sometimes I think I should go into the aviation industry. Now I see why my boy loves airplanes!
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Old Dec 24, 13, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by LinoNAC View Post
The premium economy seats appear to be quite different from the ones in the 777's
Has anyone tried them ?
They look like the QF PE seats. Flying in J on the A388, I went to the back of the UD to see how their PE seats were for future reference. I sat in one and played with the seat for a few minutes during my flight from LAX-MEL. QF was a fabric covering. The NZ seat looks like leather with better padding. QF was more of a slimline construction. However, I'm sure they are both much more comfortable than those seats the great unwashed in Y put up with for 12+ hours.
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Old Dec 25, 13, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by LinoNAC View Post
The premium economy seats appear to be quite different from the ones in the 777's
Has anyone tried them ?
They're identical to Cathay's premium economy product. There are already a couple of threads on this.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 11:48 am
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Have there been any invites from NZ for VIP flyers to take a tour?
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Old Jan 3, 14, 12:20 pm
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...600Z/KBFI/NZAA

Look like BOE2 will arrive around 1800
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Old Jan 3, 14, 1:49 pm
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Conveniently I also arrive in AKL at 1800
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Old Jan 3, 14, 3:31 pm
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Looks like it's delayed a little. Now showing as due at 20:48
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Old Jan 3, 14, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
Looks like it's delayed a little. Now showing as due at 20:48
That would explain why it's nowhere to be seen, then! Pity, I was looking forward to a sighting.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 3:01 am
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Dreamliner at Auckland airport

Anyone seen it yet ?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 3:02 am
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Yeah, it was a close thing, we (media) were standing at the edge of the field, cameras at the ready, waiting for the 787 to get within coo-ee as the sun was going down, down, down... finally landed just shy of dusk, and by the time it reached the gate and we pulled up there for snaps it was almost a night-time shoot but for the last hints of blue shot through the sky!

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Old Jan 4, 14, 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by djsflynn View Post
Yeah, it was a close thing, we (media) were standing at the edge of the field, cameras at the ready, waiting for the 787 to get within coo-ee as the sun was going down, down, down... finally landed just shy of dusk, and by the time it reached the gate and we pulled up there for snaps it was almost a night-time shoot but for the last hints of blue shot through the sky!

Did you look inside ?
Many people welcoming the plane arrival ?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 11:44 am
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http://www.ausbt.com.au/boeing-787-9...wcases-new-jet

This has more info and additional photos.

The 787 will be there until about 11am Monday, so I'll have a chance to see it when I fly to WLG in the morning.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 11:46 am
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Bugger, my non flying week!
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