787 Inaugural Flight Schedule Changes

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  1. Weatherboy

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    I've been nervous about the other 787 not being delivered on time, so I've been checking out my reservations for the November 4 launch day. My heart almost stopped beating when I checked my reservation to only see "A change has been made to your reservation" notice tonight.

    Looks like the very first 787 is leaving IAH 5 minutes earlier than originally scheduled. The first IAH-LAX is leaving 30 minutes later, and the first LAX-IAH is leaving 80 minutes later. Looks like the EWR flights have also shifted a bit.

    I'm curious why these changes are happening.
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Gaah! My 787 from SFO to IAH turned into an A319! :(
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Weird... If I book it again, it still shows as a 787.
     
  4. Weatherboy

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    I can't view/change seats on my 787 flights.
     
  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Ok, someone on FT observed the same aircraft type change and said hat accepting the change would fix it. Indeed it did. Pheew.

    But... that segment doesn't show the CPU eligible indicator (arrow). Surely they are not excluding the Dreamliner on domestic hops from CPU?!
     
  6. Weatherboy

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    Accepting the changes didn't do much for me. Have same problems viewing seats.
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I can view the seat map. Didn't try to change my seat since I still have what I picked originally.
     
  8. Weatherboy

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    Now I can see my seat maps. I think my seat changed on the IAH-ORD flight. Only one open seat in the back of the F cabin I can move into, so I'll just stay put.
     
  9. Wandering Aramean
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    Weekend schedule changes can leave things quite wonky for 36-72 hours. I woudn't panic too much. Yet.
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    The CPU pending indicator has now reappeared for my 787 segment.
     
  11. Olton Hall
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    The schedule change is making things look wonky. One of my legs is showing as an A320 and with a seat assignment that doesn't exist. If you book the flight it shows as an 787. As the wandering one said, give it time.
     
  12. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    DId you accept the schedule change? See my posts from last night.
     
  13. Weatherboy

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    I have seat assignments in the right cabin for my 787 flights.
     
  14. Olton Hall
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    I can only get to the reservation via the Android app which doesn't bring to ones attention there's a schedule change when there is one.
     
  15. ssullivan
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    Fortunately no changes to my 787 on November 5 for EWR-IAH. :whew:
     
  16. Flyer1976
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    Got one but it's for 15 min difference I think.
     
  17. Weatherboy

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    My 787 IAH-EWR on November 5 changed by about 30 mins I believe.
     
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    All of my 787 segments, outside of DEN-NRT-DEN have changed. However, all are still showing a 787 aircraft, and I can still make all MCTs for connecting flights (Phew! :confused:)
    Kinda raises the question of what operational issues spurred this; did UA discover something would take longer to do after taking delivery of the type?
     
  19. Wandering Aramean
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    The re-timed IAH-EWR now has me misconnecting. :(
     
  20. Weatherboy

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    Does this mean I can have 5L back? :)
     
  21. Wandering Aramean
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    Yes.

    :p
     
  22. bmg42000
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    BTW whats a good seat on the 787 . I currently have 2L but is 5L a better seat ?
     
  23. Weatherboy

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    We will let you know after the 4th.
     
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    I have seat 1K on the inaugural SFO-IAH.
     
  25. Wandering Aramean
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    Unlikely to be much difference. These are the same as the current BF seats so odds are that bulkhead will have more foot room but otherwise all the same.
     

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