ANA announces first 787 commercial flight

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  1. JALPak
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    It's a NRT-HKG charter, a month after delivery. Also there will be a 787 scenery flight from NRT too

    http://www.ana.co.jp/promotion/b787/press/#05

    ANA is launching a campaign to celebrate this too. If you fly TWO NH between Aug 1 and Sep 30 on eligible tickets, you will have a chance to win

    A. Ticket on NRT-HKG 787 flight+1 night hotel x 5
    B. NRT excursion 787 flight x 300
    C. Limited edition ANA 787 coin purse made with cabin fiber x 787

    If for whatever reasons you can't fly on the 787 flights, NH will replace prize A with a 787 domestic roundtrip ticket and prize B with a 1:200 787 model in special livery.

    Oh only Japan region members are eligible. Campaign details here: http://www.ana.co.jp/amc/cpn/fly1st787/index.html

    Details on how to buy tickets on the first commercial flight will be announced later
     
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    More details on how to book these flights: http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/press/2011/110823-2.html

     
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    Got the announcement via Twitter... and

    no joke!!!

    The inaugural package tour flight is on my birthday!!! October 26!!! :)

    How will I manage to get on the flights??? I don't know!!!

    If somebody has an idea...

    How can I get me an economy seat???

    Anyone here working with ANA able to help me??

    Always wanted to be on this inaugural flight and now it happens on my birthday!!!

    First to Fly the B-787 with ANA with a birthday party on board
    same I was First to Fly the A380 with Singapore Airlines with a birthday on board?

    Dear ANA please save me a seat on the inaugural charter flight to HKG!!

    :)
     
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    Congratulations -- but you can register for the inaugural charter flight lottery or bid in the auction like the rest of us!
     
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    Most likely will skip this one like the first A380 on SQ, i.e. through bidding. :(
     
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    There will be so few chances in the lottery - out of the thousands who will be bidding but must try.

    Do I understand that all bidders need to be members of the ANA Mileage Club to bid on the economy seats for the Narita to Hong Kong to Narita charter inaugural?
    Due to the limited number of seats it would seem fair that only those with cards be able to enter.

    As for the Business auction it will reach humongous prices due to the little number of seats. This is not the A380 the number of seats in both cabins will be extremely limited -

    also they will most certainly do special favours to travel agents and give them priority in the lottery as well as in the auction and pick them first choice if they put in requests for their clients.
     
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    Have you tried something like google translate? Alternatively, maybe try to call ANA?
     
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    This is what I have got in English. Lottery will begin in 2 days.

    http://www.ana.co.jp/promotion/b787/en/info/archive.html#07

    I will petition ANA as the NRT-HKG inaugural flight will be on my birthday and I was already a First to Fly birthday inaugural flyer on the Singapore 380 Singapore-Sydney-Singapore.

    Might interest them for their promotion. I do not think they will have two such inaugural flyers.

    :)
     
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    me? I understand most of the page without google translate...i was just too lazy to post the details :p
     
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    I was asking Madame Concorde.
     
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    It's JST so less than 2 days. YOu can also enter the I heart 787 campaign on fb to use your creativity to earn your ticket :p
     
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    why would she need google translate...lottery info posted before her reply is in English :eek:
     
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    Anyone other than MadameConcorde planning to enter the lottery?
     
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    There will be thousands. Not anything to worry about, ANA will find themselves with myriads of new Mileage Club members. :D

    Birthday or not, I will just be one in thousands to enter the lottery.
    Heaps will try for the tickets but only few will be chosen. Better be realistic.
    Fat chance I will get a seat out of the 100 available and fly to HKG on the brand new ANA 787 that day.

    Singapore Airlines had made it much easier for us to be on board the inaugural flight.

    :)
     
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    yea by flying a much bigger ugly fat whale :p
     
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    I heard that SQ auctioned off seats on the A380 first run on the SIN-SYD route for charity. Were some of you on that one?
     
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    I certainly was... and it was a birthday flight!!! I received a big cake which I shared with many!!

    How do these airlines manage to have their new aircraft types inaugurated on my birthday?
    I would much like to be on board the 787 to HKG -even without a birthday cake- only it won't be easy if possible at all...

    :D
     
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    Did you meet and talk with the (at that time new) General Manager of Raffles Hotel? He once told me about a reception before that flight (which he did not take, although he did see the suites at that time).
     
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    There were so many people up and down and around on the inaugural flights (one way and the other) that I probably met everybody on the plane with out knowing who they were.

    I remember a reception at the Raffles with Captain Robert Ting (Chief Inaugural captain and Sijngapore Airlines chief A380 captain and 380 flight ops manager) where I was invited to but that was not on the day of the flight.

    Got so many nice goodies on the inaugurals I kept all of it - makes nice memorabilia. All rearlly high quality stuff - not counting champagne for all on board the flights (good French champagne).

    I wonder... .have any of you come up with the direct link to the lottery registration page???

    Thanks a lof in advance for posting if you have it.

    :)
     
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    Post #8
     
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    Yes I saw that link. Only it does not help me a bit as I cannot read it.

    I am illiterate (as far as reading Japanese goes).

    I am asking about a link in ENGLISH

    Trying to get it by playing around with the link... without any success.

    :eek:
     
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    only japan region AMC members are eligible
     

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