First LOT Dreamliner AvGeek trip 5/01/2013

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First LOT Dreamliner AvGeek trip 5/01/2013

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Flight: LOT Polish Airlines LO236 BRU-WAW
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner SP-LRA
STD/Actual: 10:10/10:25
STA/Actual: 12:10/12:15
Flight duration: 2hr00min/1hr50min


Many Luchtzakkers on this trip, and also other interested people. Nice flight, excellent service.

Some of my pictures (I hope that others will also post theirs):
Long queues at LOT check-in
Long queues at LOT check-in
SP-LRA arriving at gate A49
SP-LRA arriving at gate A49
Strange wingtips
Strange wingtips
Impressive Rolls-Royce engines
Impressive Rolls-Royce engines
Cockpit getting ready for departure
Cockpit getting ready for departure
Business class
Business class
Premium economy
Premium economy
Economy
Economy
IFE in economy
IFE in economy
Part of the itinerary
Part of the itinerary
My neighbour playing Tetris
My neighbour playing Tetris
Brunch served at 11:00: nice sandwich and biscuit
Brunch served at 11:00: nice sandwich and biscuit
... with a glass of Chardonnay and water (or anything else you might want to drink)
... with a glass of Chardonnay and water (or anything else you might want to drink)
... followed by coffee (or tea)
... followed by coffee (or tea)
Large windows that can be dimmed
Large windows that can be dimmed
Nice toilet (blue lighting not visible on the picture)
Nice toilet (blue lighting not visible on the picture)
... with an electronic faucet
... with an electronic faucet
Clouds throughout the flight, here just before landing
Clouds throughout the flight, here just before landing
Alignment of LOT planes on Warsaw apron after landing
Alignment of LOT planes on Warsaw apron after landing
Cockpit view
Cockpit view
SP-LRA at gate in Warsaw
SP-LRA at gate in Warsaw
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Re: First LOT Dreamliner AvGeek trip 5/01/2013

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The Dreamliner is an impressive looking aircraft - I remember seeing the Ethiopian one back in September :mrgreen:

I don't like the interior look though, I wouldn't want to book a flight on one and end up in the middle section where I couldn't see a thing through the window. Those seats used to drive me mad when I went on the 747.
... with an electronic faucet
Don't you mean "tap"? :mrgreen:
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Many thanks for the nice report.
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Faucet is the actual term ;-)
I'm starting to warm up to the 787. After having seen it in real life twice, and having walked in and around it for quite some time, I have to say I'm starting to like it.
It's just... the nose still reminds me of the Caravelle.

Anyway, thanks for the report André, seems like LOT has quite a strong product on their hand. Let's see if they can use her to her full potential.
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KriVa wrote:Faucet is the actual term ;-)
Not where I come from it isn't :mrgreen: We call them "taps" in Britain :mrgreen:
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Perhaps, but in my Cabin Attendant Manuals, they're called faucets. ;-)
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KriVa wrote: seems like LOT has quite a strong product on their hand. Let's see if they can use her to her full potential.
Dear,

LOT is indeed, like many other airlines, in very heavy water. Cut costs, destinations, reducing the fleet, ask some aid to the government, etc etc.

But they offer a very good and warm service on board their aircrafts. Aircrafts are always clean.

Aero Freight International is selling now wide body freight ex-BRU to WAW with onforwarding connections to JFK and ORD and this for a limited time.

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nice pictures

greetings from Warsaw!
Visit my flights on: http://www.quixoticguide.com

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Re: First LOT Dreamliner AvGeek trip 5/01/2013

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I taxied past the 2 dreamliners in WAW on the 26th of last month but was to late to realize it was the 787.
Then yesterday I say the one from your trip making touch-and-go's in KRK and I'm really amazed by the wingflex.

It really is a wonderful aircraft

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Thanks for your report, André ! It was nice to see you all on saturday, even for a short time ;)

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Thank you for the report, I was on your flight that day in 28A. Still have to sort out the pics, have like 80 of them, will post later. Just got back from WAW yesterday on -LRB and to my surprize, was greeted with champagne, prawns, all LOT BRU staff and a model plane of the Dreamliner. Quite a party! Greets to my fellow passenger behind me who tok my pic in the cockpit with the captain! Dank u :D

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Re: First LOT Dreamliner AvGeek trip 5/01/2013

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Voila. Just from the flight we both took...

https://picasaweb.google.com/1005249002 ... LINERVIDEO

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