Monday, December 22, 2014

787 update: Continental aims to be first U.S.operator

Continental says it plans to be the first U.S. airline to fly the long-awaited, oft-delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, designed to represent a new generation of longhaul aircraft. The first route, Houston to Auckland, New Zealand, would be Continental's longest. Whether the plane will say Continental or its would-be merger partner United isn't known yet. Read more about the plans and the 787 here.

787 update: Continental aims to be first U.S.operator

Continental says it plans to be the first U.S. airline to fly the long-awaited, oft-delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, designed to represent a new generation of longhaul aircraft. The first route, Houston to Auckland, New Zealand, would be Continental's longest. Whether the plane will say Continental or its would-be merger partner United isn't known yet. Read more about the plans and the 787 here.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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