ANA confirms Dreamliner Frankfurt launch date

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  1. uggboy
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    ANA confirms Dreamliner Frankfurt launch date:)

    ANA will launch Dreamliner services between Tokyo Haneda and Frankfurt on January 21, 2012, using a version of the aircraft featuring the carrier’s Staggered fully-flat business class seating.

    The Japanese airline will initially offer a three-times weekly B787 service (Monday, Thursday and Saturday) between the two cities, increasing to daily from February 1.

    Flight NH203 will depart Haneda at 0100, arriving in Frankfurt at 0525, with return leg NH204 leaving Germany at 1115 and landing back in Tokyo at 0645 the next day.

    MORE!>http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/ana-confirms-dreamliner-frankfurt-launch-date

     
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    Why did they pick that route? Connecting two major *A cities doesn't seem to fit the "long thin" route target for this aircraft. Or is it the Haneda vs Narita choice?
     
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    I wonder what the odds are of getting an award seat on that flight. I'm going to be in Europe that weekend anyways and could easily come home via Tokyo if I got to fly the inaugural. :D

    ETA: Not loaded in the GDS yet, it would seem. :(
     
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    How did I miss this...it was published in May?
     
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    Nope...it was published today. They're a British magazine and they use the D/M/Y format. ;)
     
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    How did I miss that :p? At least someone is paying attention!
     
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    There was a thread on the A.net Civil Aviation forum saying the ANA 787 suffered an engine explosion on take-off at HND.
    The thread got scrubbed by the mods though it still shows on Google.

    ANA 787 Uncontained Engine Failure Right NOW — Civil Aviation ...
    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ad.../5276002/
    10 posts - 7 authors - Last post: 11 hours ago
    ANA's newest jetliner, the Boeing 787-8, has suffered and engine explosion during take off from Haneda International Airport. Initially the pilot ...


    Has anyone heard anything about this?

    :eek:
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    I would imagine that had such an event occurred it would be more widely publicized than just one thread on one site. In other words, I'm guessing it was someone trolling there to get a rise out of folks. There is nothing cached at google to show the replies but I'm guessing that it was scrubbed because it is complete BS.

    And I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
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    Loaded in the GDS now. :D

    No award seats. :(
     
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    I imagine they're pretty sure they can sell the seats. ;)
     
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    There are dates where I see award seats available like January 26.
     
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    I wanted the inaugural east-bound. :oops:
     

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