Friday, March 11, 2016

Dreaming of Dreamliners

Air Canada is yet another carrier bringing Boeing B787s to LAX. This is a -9, which is replacing the B767-300 in Air Canada's fleet. Air Canada has both B787-8 and B787-9 models, configured for 251 and 298 passengers, respectively. We see a mix of Air Canada's wide body jets on the midday flight from Toronto; the Dreamliner is the current favorite, although we also regularly get A330s and B777s. Here are a few more B787 shots:

Head-on view, because how often do you get to see a Dreamliner from this angle?

That's a LAN B787-8 on takeoff roll to Lima, Peru, a seven-hour flight; with a Delta B717 sandwiched in between. LAN's B787-8s are configured for 247 passengers, while the Delta B717s accommodate 110.

With a Southwest B737-800. Note the new split scimitar winglets on the B737. The B737-800 is the largest aircraft in Southwest's fleet, with a passenger capacity of 175.

That's a Saudia B777-300 parked at gate 123A; one of the few vestiges left of the old TBIT.
Saudia flies in from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the world's 6th-longest scheduled airline flight, with 305 passengers.

The red-tailed B767-300 in the background belongs to Air Canada rouge, and carries 280 passengers
between LAX and Vancouver.

Another Boeing sandwich: An Allegiant B757-200 in the foreground, with a United B757-300 rolling for departure behind.
The Allegiant B757s seat 215 passengers, and will soon be disappearing from LAX, as Allegiant uses them for Hawaii service -- which will be ending in August of this year. United acquired its B757-300s via the merger with Continental, and is the largest operator of that model, as Continental was before the merger. When they flew for Continental, they were configured for 216 passengers; with United they now carry 213.

1 comment:

  1. Saw an Air Canada Rouge parked at the gate next to an Air Caribe at SXM. Lots of snow birds from Canada and the EU head down there.