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  1. Oliver 2002
    Oliver 2002 4 December 2012 at 12:23 pm |

    ‘as they are learning the quirks of the new planes’: how many dozen have already been delivered? how many times were the aircraft reworked and cross checked?

  2. Nick Piggott
    Nick Piggott 4 December 2012 at 12:43 pm |

    Some ask for their aircraft working, some ask for them with ‘quirks’. Isn’t IAH-AMS up for the first UA TATL 787 soon?

  3. Tom // Sit in first
    Tom // Sit in first 4 December 2012 at 1:25 pm |

    I intentionally avoided flying 380s for a year. While in light of the qf event, perhaps a year was too short of a seasoning period, it is good to see some meaningful in-service operating history before boarding!

    I’m glad everyone is ok.

  4. Oliver
    Oliver 4 December 2012 at 1:51 pm |

    The only “quirk” on my flight last weekend (operated by the first aircraft delivered to UA) was that the wall monitor on the bulkhead of the first economy row didn’t work, so we had to pull out the personal displays to watch the safety video.

  5. Nick
    Nick 4 December 2012 at 3:01 pm |

    That’s what happens when you outsource as much as Boeing does. There is going to be stuff going on with this plane for a while.

  6. Gene
    Gene 4 December 2012 at 6:53 pm |

    I flew on UA 1146 the day before the problem flight. I booked the flight specifically because I wanted to experience the Dreamliner. However when I got to the gate, much to my chagrin, I found that they had changed our equipment to a 757 due to “maintenance issues”. What a disappointment. So yeah, seems UAL is still working out the bugs.

  7. charles
    charles 5 December 2012 at 7:00 am |

    I heard from some FA’s this weekend that there was issues with one of the LAX flights as well… not a good start. Hope they have it figured out by April :)

  8. bonnerbl
    bonnerbl 5 December 2012 at 8:26 pm |

    A little off topic but on the 787 flight Sun from IAH-SFO the FAs couldn’t figure out how to lock the restroom doors. At least 3 tried to figure it out. So lots of mechanical and personnel “quirks” being worked on.

  9. Kris Ziel
    Kris Ziel 6 December 2012 at 10:29 am |

    IAH-AMS will be one time service December 11/12. Turned out to be one of the six generators failed, which hopefully isn’t really a big deal.

  10. mark
    mark 6 December 2012 at 7:56 pm |

    IAH-AMS 12/11 is still running.

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