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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

DrFumblefinger ·
I'll be flying the Toronto to Delhi route in February. Looking forward to it!
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
So you’ll probably get the super-new plane…noticed after posting that some of the flights for now are being flown by a 787-8, but starting in February, it will be the -9… Green with envy about everything…except the length of the flight!
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

GarryRF ·
You can take your own entertainment on the Dreamliner DrF. The large screen in the seat back in front of you also has a USB port. The Menu has a USB option and you can charge those devices you've taken with you. I also recommend Bluetooth headphones to keep all those singing babies away ! I have a selection of music to sleep to.
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the bit of advice, Garry. I usually use the USB port to keep my phone charged. Air Canada has a good flight movie menu and I tend to use that time to catch up on new releases.
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Re: Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
If your looking to get to Europe for the holiday season on the Dreamliner cheap, this deal is too good to pass up. From Brussels, it's normally pretty cheap to get to Paris,London or Amsterdam.
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Re: Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
Great price! Even for a week long getaway.
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Re: Watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

Mac ·
Very interesting and what a wing shape! Have a look at this shorter clip (3mins) which appears to show a vertical initial climb - wow. We are scheduled to fly on one in October https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KYbM-3E11Qo
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Re: AA gets its first Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
I like the image of Boeing handing over a set of keys to AA executives for a jumbo jet. I'm glad to see more of these planes come in to service and hope within the next year or so to have the opportunity to fly one.
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Re: AA gets its first Dreamliner

Travel Rob ·
I'm flying on a 787 late May!Glad to see AA starting to get theirs!
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Re: AA gets its first Dreamliner

PHeymont ·
Looking forward to a 787 blog from you, Rob! That should be fun.
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
That is a super deal .In recent the wear coast sales to Europe are few and far between
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: That is a super deal .In recent years the west coast sales to Europe have been few and far between.Great to see.
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Qatar to get world's first A350 next month

PHeymont ·
Qatar Airways will be taking delivery in mid-December as the "launch customer" for Airbus's newest plan, the A350, designed to be a rival for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Like the 787, its fuselage is largely made of carbon-composite fibers and is aimed...
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Delta joins the mixed fleets with big Airbus order

PHeymont ·
The days of all-Boeing domestic fleets seem over as Delta joins American and United in mixing Airbus into its fleet. In Delta's case, this is reflected in a new nearly $15 billion order for 50 A350 and A330neo widebody planes. The A350 is Airbus's...
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World's First A350 flies next week

PHeymont ·
The Airbus A350, the European company's competitor for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, goes into service on December 13 with Qatar Airways, the official "launch customer." Like the 787, it uses carbon-composite fibers in its fuselage instead of traditional...
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$240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost carrier that has begun flying trans-Atlantic from Oslo now plans to offer service by this summer to NYC and LA from London Gatwick. The announced fares are $240 each way to NY and $320 to LA--less than half the cost...
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AA gets its first Dreamliner

PHeymont ·
American Airlines got the keys today to its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Like anybody with a new toy, they promptly took it out for a spin, flying from Boeing's plant in Everett WA.   American has 42 of the planes on order; this one, seen at...
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United: Dreamliner flights to 6 continents

PHeymont ·
No complaints received yet from Antarctica, but its now the only continent with no Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from United. United, which has been the fastest U.S. airline at getting the 787 into the fleet, is adding flights this week from Houston...
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New technologies for de-icing are in the wings

PHeymont ·
OK, I apologize for the double pun...but it's true in both ways.   The ritual of de-icing planes before winter take-offs is costly, time-consuming, and known to be effective, so while many companies are working on ways to do it faster, cheaper or...
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Boston Gains More International Routes

PHeymont ·
Boston's Logan Airport is becoming more of an international hub, with 13 new international routes in past couple of years. The latest is an El Al-operated route to Tel Aviv that will begin this summer. Other recent additions include a Dreamliner...
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Airbus breaks even on A380; what's it's future?

PHeymont ·
Airbus's super-jumbo A380, which has now been flying for 8 years, has finally broken even...but there have been no new orders for several years. That's led to reports that Airbus would close down the line once it finishes the last of the 317 orders,...
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Early retirement: Boeing's flight test 787 to Pima Air Museum

PHeymont ·
Seems like only yesterday the 787 Dreamliner was a newborn...and now one of them is already retired. Boeing has presented ZA002, the second ever built, to Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum as a permanent exhibit.   The plane is one of 6 that...
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AA announces its first Dreamliner routes

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, which last month took possession of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has announced first routes. Starting May 7, it will take over a DFW to Chicago route, and on June 2, it will start using 787s on DFW-Beijing flights. DFW-Buenos...
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787 is a cargo shipper's Dreamliner, too

PHeymont ·
  With American Airlines just starting to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners in passenger service. it comes as a surprise that one of them is being dedicated to cargo service. Boeing is still considering when (or if) to create a 787 freight version as it...
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British Air to WIDEN seats

DrFumblefinger ·
  Going against the current Zeitgeist, British Airways has announced plans to widen seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  As we all know, plane seats are getting narrower and the pitch (distance between rows) is also shrinking,...
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Watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of us still have not flow on the Dreamliner, including me (my first flight is scheduled for Feb 2016).  I'm really looking forward to the experience.   Boeing has released a YouTube video that shows a Dreamliner going through it's...
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Boeing Opens Research & Tech Center In South Carolina

Travel Rob ·
Photo from Boeing   Boeing opened it's new 104,000 square foot Research And Technology Center in Ladson South Carolina. Boeing officials, employees, area business execs and politicians were on hand for the news conference...
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Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
Canada yesterday got its first non-stop connection to India, with the launch of Air Canada's four-times-a-week flight AC70. The flight uses one of Air Canada's brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.   The Toronto-to-Delhi flight will increase to a...
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How to assemble a 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

PHeymont ·
  Well, actually not really, but this time-lapse video lets you see the whole process from beginning to end at super-speed (faster than a speeding plane.... etc.) as Boeing builds a 787-9 for British Airways.   British Airways posted the...
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Miami or Orlando to Brussels : $324 Round Trip

Travel Rob ·
  The Flight Deal Website  posted a great deal from Miami to Brussels round trip for $324 on JetAirFly. The price is also good for Orlando to Brussels for some dates in November and December.This flight includes meals and 20kg of luggage....
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United Gets 787-9, Plans L-o-o-n-g Flights

PHeymont ·
United just got the first of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and will use it to fly the world's longest Dreamline non-stop, from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. United has a fleet of 54 787s on order, including more -9s, some -10s and -8s. More on...
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Etihad Gets First 787-9s, celebrates with videos

PHeymont ·
Etihad Airways, with 100 787 Dreamliners on order, is one of Boeing's biggest customers for the program, and is taking delivery of its first 787-9s now, with new routes to come. As part of the promo, they've posted these two time-lapse videos showing...
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787 Dreamliner Changing the China-US Market

PHeymont ·
Hainan Airlines has just begin Boston to Beijing non-stop service, a nearly 6500-mile route made possible by the extended range and fuel economy of the 787. As the Dreamliner comes into service on more airlines, more of these very-long-distance...
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Austin Gets Its First Non-stop to Europe

PHeymont ·
Austin, TX is getting more connected, this time with a non-stop daily flight to Heathrow on British Airways' new 787 Dreamliner. Five times a week until May, and every day thereafter. Just the thing for Brits looking for good barbecue and country...
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More Dreamliners for USA flights

PHeymont ·
KLM and British Airways are adding more 787 service to U.S. cities from Europe.
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Norwegian Gets UK Operating License, Plans More Flights

Travel Rob ·
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Boeing's Dreamliner gets another stretch version

PHeymont ·
Boeing's ready to start production on its newest Dreamliner stretch
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United adds longest flight, SF to Singapore

PHeymont ·
United's new San Francisco-to-Singapore flight opens new links for the airline, as well as becoming the longest route for a U.S. carrier.
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Star Wars uses The Force on Airlines

PHeymont ·
This is the weekend that no one can escape news about Star Wars; it's all the media, social and otherwise—and TravelGumbo is no exception. Since we're a travel site, that's the focus of our round-up. Last month we reported on Air France's plan to premiere the new movie, The Force Awakens on Paris trans-Atlantic flights Thursday night, just as the film was opening in major cities. The special trip with the tiny-screen film included tickets to a giant-screen showing in Paris the next...
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NonStop from Singapore to USA? Fly United

DrFumblefinger ·
United will begin offering nonstop service from San Francisco to Singapore starting in June, using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
I'd been following the development and troubled roll-out of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" for more than a decade, but only recently had my first chance to fly this aircraft on a trip to India. One of the appealing things about the Dreamliner is that its size and fuel efficiency open new travel routes, partially bypassing the usual "hub-and-spoke" model. I was among the first to fly the newly established Toronto to Delhi route (nonstop), a more than 14 hour journey. That's a long time to spend...
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Re: Airbus breaks even on A380; what's it's future?

Travel Rob ·
11 across is really packing people in like sardines. No way to share those armrests unless your holding hands with your seatmate
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Re: More Dreamliners for USA flights

Jonathan L ·
I recently rode the 787 for the first time. i was very impressed. its 3-3-3 configuration felt roomy and there was plenty of leg room in economy. I also liked the tinted windows instead of the shades. Also it had the biggest toilets I have seen since the 747 and the old L1011's.
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Re: Boeing's Dreamliner gets another stretch version

DrFumblefinger ·
Let's hope they stop stretching it after this model. Don't want the plane to lose some of the advantages it has.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Travel Rob ·
Great report! I really enjoyed the larger windows of the 787 on my trip, the extra carry-on space and especially the air. The air seemed moist compared to a regular flight.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
My flights were mostly at night so the windows weren't that noticeable, except you could see they were large. But I definitely agree. The biggest things most people will notice when flying the Dreamliner is that they don't get so dry.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

GarryRF ·
Did you get the light show of how many colours the cabin can change into ? The way it gives the impression of speed with the lights racing along the overhead storage bins ? My favourite part of a long flight is watching the colours of a sunrise above the clouds. Something that was missing on my last 787 flight because the Captain had darkened all the windows - to keep the passengers asleep.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, Garry. The flights were night flights so it was the intention to keep the cabin dark so folks could sleep. Really didn't see the great sunrise through those big windows, but that gives me hope for future flights! And no light show. Canadian captains aren't that flashy, I guess.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

GarryRF ·
I just don't get this "it has to be dark or I cant sleep" "Please pull your shade down Sir. The Lady 5 rows back cant sleep" - "But it's only 3pm in the afternoon !!" I can sleep anywhere - light or dark - in a cold tent - on a hot sun lounger. I'm usually asleep before take off. Day or night. Maybe flying isn't as exciting anymore.
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
Flying is still exciting -- to a degree. But I guess we're just getting old.
 
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