Doesn't NH codeshre with a Chinese carrier on this route (CA?); it just occurs to me that someone flying to Japan in, oh, say, May 2008, could fly CA (or LH, on a CA codeshare) to PEK, then connect onto the NH 787 service?
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11174 times:
Ok, who will be the first to book this flight is the real question. I can see a bunch of internet aviation junkies constantly refreshing their internet web page until the 787 shows up as the scheduled equipment for this flight.
Jimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10870 times:
Quoting Cslusarc (Reply 3): I would have thought that NRT-PEK (at 1330 sm) and NRT-PVG (at 1118 sm) were routes that would be flown with 783s while the 788 would fly longer haul missions, like perhaps NRT-PHL or NRT-LIS.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9906 times:
Quoting RwSEA (Reply 12): Hopefully the rumored NGO-SEA will eventually pan out.
Please! Please! Please!
I think new North American Routes will be established and maybe some European expansion/reintroduction. I also hope they will take advantage of their 5th freedom rights via the US to tackle South America.
New International Y would be nice.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Since the 783 isn't available until 2010, no surprise.
However, even the 744, MD11 or any new type of aircraft has always been first put on domestic routes first and then on int'l routes, so I am quite skeptical about the 788 starting its first revenue service on an int'l route. We will just have to see.....
To note: The journalist should get his/her fact straight, NH still operates 23 744s (10 744 & 13 744Ds). The first one should depart the fleet next year.
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 3970 posts, RR: 14 Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7886 times:
Quoting San747 (Reply 17): The 787 is hopefully the miracle a/c that CAN do the westbound sector without a problem...
my concern is the less than 3000m runway SAN has. while no figures are yet available for the 787 (Boeing are a month late, their website says that should have been up in Nov!) given the performance of the A330 and 777 it wouldn't be surprising to see the 787 need all that or even a little more.