Boeing 787 Dreamliner

WestJet Gets its First Dreamliner

WestJet Gets its First Dreamliner

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Thursday.
The Calgary-based airline will use the high-tech aircraft to open up new routes including the first-ever flight connecting Calgary and Dublin. Other planned routes include flights linking Calgary to both London’s Gatwick Airport and Paris.
WestJet’s Dreamliners will seat 320 passengers in a three-class configuration. The airline will offer a business-class cabin with its first ever fully …

Lobby Bar – December 14: Hanging Chads, Boarding by Color, and ‘I’ll Take Famous Squirrels for $250, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: A Modern Day Parable
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Boeing Hits Milestone with Delivery of Dreamliner No. 787

Boeing Hits Milestone with Delivery of Dreamliner No. 787

Boeing celebrated the delivery of its 787th Dreamliner aircraft Thursday at the Everett Delivery Center in Washington.
The airplane was delivered to AerCap, an aircraft lessor and major 787 customer, and it will be operated by China Southern, one of China’s “big three” airlines. China Southern already has ten 787-8 and eight 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet.
Noting that the airline was the Dreamliner’s launch customer in China, Ihssane Mounir, a …

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United, which took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier in the month, announced the six initial international routes the type will operate on.
The Chicago-based airline will offer Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner service from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area to Frankfurt and Tel Aviv starting March 30. In April it will add service to Paris and Barcelona, and in May, it will add Brussels and …

United Begins San Francisco-Papeete Flights

United Begins San Francisco-Papeete Flights

United Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Francisco and Papeete, the capital city of Tahiti.
United will offer the flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and, beginning March 30, 2019, the carrier will offer year-round service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
United will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 36 lie-flat seats in the United Polaris business-class cabin, 70 seats in its premium-economy lite cabin, …

United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines and Boeing announced that the airline had placed an order for nine additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be outfitted with United’s new Polaris business-class seats.
United ordered four additional 787-9 Dreamliners in July of this year as well. The airline currently operates 25 787-9s and 12 787-8s in its Dreamliner fleet. It has 14 787-10 Dreamliners on order and slated to be delivered in 2018 …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …