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at 20:37 by Tom Otley.
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In the past I was looking forward to fly the dreamliner. However, these days I am avoiding it the most.
Qatar Airways grounded a B787 on Friday owing to technical issue.
The same day ANA and United found problems with the wiring that caused the Ethiopian incident.
Not looking too promising really. I think I’ll give it a wide berth for now.
Does anyone know when BA will start using them and on what routes ? I really want to avoid flying on one if possible but already have flights booked for the next couple of months. I will not have a problem on the HK flights but am worried about US ones !
According to BA latest update: 787 service should start to YYZ on SEP and EWR on OCT.
I must say I’m avoiding this aircraft. I feel like turning the old ad on its head and saying, ‘if it’s a Boeing, I’m not going’.
I was at home in Staines during the week and I must say the noise of the 747’s seems worse than ever, maybe because the A380 is so quiet in relative terms but in the evening with all the windows open I had to turn the television sound up when I heard a 747 coming.
I’ve been on it more by accident than design however I too am avoiding it now. It was an unremarkable experience anyway as a plane goes but QRs new products are excellent.
A time line of incidents …
Apparently that QR B787 referred to above is now back in service, according to a Bloomberg report.
Some parts have been replaced but Qatar does not specify what parts these were.
If other pax wish to be guinea pigs in a trial for the airworthiness of the 787 that’s fine by me. Personally I’ll wait till those trials are well and truly over!
Another B787 fault has been found, this time concerning an ANA aircraft, as reported by Reuters this morning.
I realise this is the ‘silly season’ for news but JAL took the matter seriously enough to turn back one of its B787s which was plying between Tokyo and Helsinki. JAL is now checking all 10 B787s in its fleet. Will that lead to schedule disruption, I wonder ?