Trip report from the 787

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Old Nov 4, 11, 6:30 pm
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Trip report from the 787

Day three of scheduled service and I got my chance to fly. It was a lot of fun; great atmosphere surrounding the flight and LOTS of others on the plane with cameras out to document the event.



Overall the cabin was quite comfortable and I mostly enjoyed it. The rainbow light scheme is a bit trippy, which can be good or bad, depending on your point of view.








Only minor quibble is that there was a high pitched whine going on the whole flight. One friend has suggested it is related to the LED lights. That could be annoying if it is a long-term issue. But overall a great experience.

Read more (and more photos) here and here.
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Old Nov 4, 11, 7:43 pm
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Whoa, the lighting certainly is interesting in that picture. Thanks for posting!
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Originally Posted by Santander View Post
Whoa, the lighting certainly is interesting in that picture. Thanks for posting!
I've got a video on the blog showing them playing with the lighting and turning on the rainbow mode. It is pretty trippy.
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Very cool. How were the windows?
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Very cool but that C on the boarding area doesn't look special. I can't believe it's only a 2 class. Then again, I can.
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Originally Posted by snaporaz View Post
Very cool. How were the windows?
HUGE.

I laid my arm against the window and it was from my elbow to my finger tips. Very tall.

It was a night flight so I don't have a lot of feedback on the impact of the window size on the in-cabin experience but they were definitely big. The dimmers were cool, I suppose, but a bit sluggish to respond. Plus it was a night flight so I'm not sure the impact. But they worked as advertised so I supposed that's a good thing.
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Very cool but that C on the boarding area doesn't look special. I can't believe it's only a 2 class. Then again, I can.
This aircraft is for short-haul/regional service. It isn't a long-haul configuration.
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So which config will they use to FRA in January?

I am tempted to take one of these flights to Hiroshima in Premium Class. I might need 900 miles for UA 1K and a R/T in PC should cover it.
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Old Nov 6, 11, 2:23 am
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So which config will they use to FRA in January?
Business Staggered in C; I think Y is the same across both international configs.

I'm sitting in the lounge at HIJ waiting for boarding; the observation deck was quite full with people hoping to see the 787 (and instead taking lots of photos of a 763...).
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Originally Posted by armagebedar View Post
I'm sitting in the lounge at HIJ waiting for boarding; the observation deck was quite full with people hoping to see the 787 (and instead taking lots of photos of a 763...).
Ah! There is a lounge?

What were your qualifications - C ticket, ANA elite status, or alliance elite status?
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Old Nov 6, 11, 5:14 am
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Ah! There is a lounge?

What were your qualifications - C ticket, ANA elite status, or alliance elite status?
Yes, NH has their own (small) lounge at HIJ. (There's an airport-operated lounge at OKJ but I've never used it.)

I was on a discount F ticket (but it was a ridiculous amount of money in retrospect...). The plane was overbooked in Y and they were asking for volunteers.

I'm still on the train now, but I'll try to have a report and photos up soon.
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all i would ask is........."MORE MORE MORE"
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I posted a trip report in the Trip Reports forum, so please take a look.

Incidentally, the 787 flight was the flight where I qualified for DIA, so it had even more significance for me
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Originally Posted by armagebedar View Post
Incidentally, the 787 flight was the flight where I qualified for DIA, so it had even more significance for me
Wow. Congratulations!
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Cong, but what is DIA?
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I posted a trip report in the Trip Reports forum, so please take a look.

Incidentally, the 787 flight was the flight where I qualified for DIA, so it had even more significance for me
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Cong, but what is DIA?
Diamond, which is the highest tier in AMC.

http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/amc/reference/elite/diamond.html
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