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This is going to vary strongly from carrier to carrier because as far as I can tell what really matters is how long it's been since the interiors were refurbished (a process airlines do one plane model at a time) and whether the route is considered important by the airline. Sure, you can make some overall opinions about narrowbody (one aisle) vs widebody ...


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Personally, I wouldn't base my decision based on A330 vs 777 but on the Carrier's service and reputation, and their in-flight entertainment offering.


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As far as I'm aware, at time of writing the only airlines that currently operate both the 787 and the A380 are British Airways and China Southern Airlines, although Etihad will be joining this rather exclusive club by the end of the year, and Korean Air, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic have all placed firm orders for both. That said, the obvious ...


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Short answer - For any airport with jetways / jetbridge / airbridges, sit as far forward as you can get! Longer answer - a 777 has 4 doors on each side (5 for the 777-300), but in common with almost all planes and airports passengers only ever use the left hand side ones unless something has gone wrong. Those doors are 1L (at the front), 2L (about row ...


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This is a list of airlines that have ordered a Boeing 787. So I would look at their flight planes to maximize your chances: ILFC1 67 All Nippon Airways 40 Air Canada 37 Japan Airlines 35 Qatar Airways 30 Qantas Airways 35 Etihad Airways 31 Singapore Airlines 20 British Airways 16 Virgin Atlantic ...


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The Philippine Airlines 777-300ER has some of the better seats in Economy of any airline. Excluding bulk-head/exit row, the economy seats have a pitch of between 33-34", a width of 18.5", and a 6 degree recline in a 3-4-3 configuration. Whilst that's hardly luxurious, it's at least as good as the majority of airlines, and better than most! As with many ...


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At this stage the only close-to-sensible 787 routes to Oceania (ie, excluding those that go via Europe/Africa!) are to go via Tokyo or (from April) Shanghai. ANA currently flies between Seattle and Tokyo Narita, and will start flying from San Jose (California) to Tokyo Narita this Friday (Jan 11, 2013). United Airlines currently flies between Los Angeles ...


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The Jan 2013 spate of Dreamliner problems has led to news articles that include stats about fleet size. For example, from CBC news, All Nippon Airways has 17 Dreamliners The two Japanese carriers have just over half of all 787s that are currently flying Air Canada has 37 firm orders for the planes, to be delivered in 2014 And from Yoimuri, ANA has ...


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Ben Schlappig (Lucky) at the One Mile At A Time blog has posted a few times about award availability on 787 flights. This search should turn up the relevant posts. His recommendations for flights to look for are Tokyo Haneda to/from Frankfurt from January on ANA, or a little further in the future, Tokyo to/from Boston from late April on JAL.


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According to Wikipedia, after 50 pre-orders were cancelled, there are now 797 pre-orders for the 787. This is spread among 54-55ish (some are unidentified) customers. Sadly Boeing's website for deliveries only shows delivered planes, and that only includeds the ANA plane for the inaugural passenger flight. Of course as this is updated with more ...


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I read on the airliners forum that Frankfurt-Tokyo could be an option starting in january. There are many suggestions on this forum. Since most of the visitors to this forum appear to work in the airline industry, I would consider this info trustwordy. You can find other suggestions on this forum thread as well.


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According to SeatGuru it's 110VAC: In seats equipped with AC Power, all you'll need is the standard wall power brick that came with your laptop or other electrical device. The power on the plane is typically 110V AC and features a semi-universal receptacle that accepts the following types of plugs: US non-polarized 2-blade plug (both blades are the ...


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If you are in the UK, Thomson Airways which is the British arm of their German parent travel company TUI in Summer 2013, will be the first UK airline to get the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner. You’ll be able to fly on the Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner on certain flights to Florida and Mexico from Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands and Glasgow airports. ...


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United Airlines has begun operating the 787-8, initially on certain domestic flights to and from Houston (IAH). One way to find them is by searching their PDF timetable for the string "788".


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Seatplans.com has an extensive review of Philippine Airline's 777-300ER "Fiesta" Class. They also have the full seat map. Unfortunately, the other seat recommendation sites below currently do not have Philippine's 777s, but they may add it in the near future... SeatGuru SeatExpert SeatMaestro SkyTrax


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The type of headphone plug used varies based on the individual airline, and occasionally even varies between planes on that airline. There are generally 3 types of sockets used : A normal 3.5mm headphone socket. Your normal headphones will plug into this without any problem. A normal 3.5mm headphone socket, plus a smaller socket. These are used by ...


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'Entertainment is provided by BA's fleet-wide entertainment system and Club World passengers get a 12.1-inch personal in-flight entertainment touchscreen with noise-cancelling headphones. They'll also get a UK/US/EU power socket, two USB sockets, and a Video RCA connection in order to use their own digital equipment to play back on the screen. Nice.' Take a ...


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The reason I asked about how many jetways were used is because there is an exit right by where we're sitting in the back of the plane. If they used that I would get off rather quickly The jetbridge does not stretch all the way to the back of the airplane (irrespective of the type of aircraft) it has very limited movement. If you were to be deplaned ...


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Qantas has just confirmed that they're getting 787s, with Melbourne being the 'Dreamliner capital' of Australia. Popular routes from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to the Gold Coast and Cairns are on the cards, although Jetstar has yet to make a final call on the 787's launch routes.



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