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Trip Report: Dream Came True for San Jose!

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Flying on ANA’s inaugural flight from San Jose to Tokyo on board the Dreamliner

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Flight:  NH1075, San Jose, California (SJC) – Tokyo-Narita (NRT)

Aircraft:  Boeing 787-8
Registration (msn/ln):  JA813A (34521/67, ZA118)
Delivered:  August 30, 2012 (13th 787 for ANA, 19th 787 delivered by Boeing)

Scheduled Departure – Arrival:  11:45 am – 4:10 pm (next day)
Actual Departure – Arrival:  11:45 am – 3:52 pm (next day)

Departure: SJC Runway 30R, 11:57 am
Arrival:  NRT Runway 34L, 3:48 pm

Cruising Altitude:  38,000 – 41,000 feet

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After many years of negotiations and lobbying by the City of San Jose and Silicon Valley companies, in December 2011, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced that they would be starting service between San Jose (SJC) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner starting sometime in fiscal year 2012. 

As a resident of the San Jose area, an aviation enthusiast, and a big fan of the Dreamliner, naturally I had to fl…