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  1. Eric
    Eric at |

    Did they get a lemon? Is there a lemon law on multi-million dollar airplanes?

  2. bmvaughn
    bmvaughn at |

    A bit overly dramatic with the last line IMO – the subset of United customers that booked the specific 787 launch flights is much smaller than those that just needed to fly on that day and don’t really know the difference between plane types.

    Think about the last time you rode an RJ on a Saturday – how many people boarding made a joke about the plane size? “Where’s the rest of it?”

  3. Jeff Palmer
    Jeff Palmer at |

    I’m sorry, I don’t follow. Which credit card are you suggesting here? This post is about some sort of 787 credit card that I haven’t heard of.

  4. Naif
    Naif at |

    On Sunday while driving to the airport, I went past through a 787 which was undergoing some kind of a repair

  5. mommypoints
    mommypoints at |

    It will be a bummer if the 11/4 date is pushed. I have tickets that day just to fly on the 787, but they are refundable tickets just in case…

  6. jackal
    jackal at |

    I’m not too worried about it…as long as they can get them operational by 3/31. 😉

    That said, given the PR UA has put forth regarding the introduction of the 787 (going so far as to feature it in the prelude to the safety video), even UA has to recognize the disappointment delays will engender in probably a noticeable percentage of its customers.

  7. Jon P
    Jon P at |

    Maybe DEN-NRT will be the inaugural flight at this rate 😮

  8. Jason
    Jason at |

    This plane has problems…. sorry but I wont ride on it until 2022.

  9. Kerwin
    Kerwin at |

    Why are you spreading rumors dude? :-).

  10. Evan
    Evan at |

    so far it seems like a 000 not a 787

  11. Stephan
    Stephan at |

    Jason said, This plane has problems….

    Hmmm, are ANA, Ethiopian, JAL, Qatar et al. also having the same issues? Or is this a UA thing?

  12. Golfingboy
    Golfingboy at |

    Stephan, ANA had problems a couple months ago:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443437504577544350512523574.html

    They also had issues with the Air India ones that were built in Charleston:
    http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2012/07/boeing-787-south-carolina/814675/1

    Boeing also encountered several different issues at different times with different airframes through the flight tests like this one [not sure which airframe it is and who it is for]:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/28/travel/dreamliner-engine/index.html

    All issues seem to be engine related, so this is a new set of issues it seems. Boeing was and is still under a lot of pressure to deliver the 787s, so it is having an impact on the reliability of the 787s.

  13. LufthansaFlyer
    LufthansaFlyer at |

    Something about a plastic airplane that makes me nervous. 🙂

  14. FriendlySkies
    FriendlySkies at |

    Tomorrow’s proving flight to NRT has been canceled.

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  18. Nikolay Klimchuk
    Nikolay Klimchuk at |

    I also got voicemail of unhappiness yesterday…
    No 787 EWR-IAH on Nov.4
    But first Continental 787 has to fly to EWR!!! that day not somewhere else.

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