I had booked a trip for late June/early July to KIX, but took this contorted itinerary only for a chance to fly on the 'Dreamliner'...twice: 1. JFK- B757-200 -> LAX - B787-8 -> PVG on UA; PVG-> KIX, RDM on ANA. 2. Bullet train: KIX -> NRT 3. NRT - B787-8 -> LAX - B757-200 -JFK Upgrades for every segment had cleared at or within days of booking, so I was all set...that was before the B787 got grounded. Now, I just checked this reservation and the metal for the TPAC segments has been changed from the B787-8 to a B777-200 (click image to enlarge). Has anyone else noticed whether the metal for their reservations that had B787 segments has also been changed? Providing the travel date and the itinerary could indicate how long Boeing/UA are projecting the B787 to remain grounded, as well as whether they are changing the metal only for long-haul flights but not for domestic or relatively short flights This is a clear sign that Boeing and UA do not think that this bird would be doing any long distance flying before at least early July. My contorted itinerary to include the 'Dreamliner' may have been for nothing and what a bummer!