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Quickie Trip Report - A Dream Dashed

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United (ex-Continental) 777-200, Tokyo-Narita (NRT) to Los Angeles (LAX) in BusinessFirst.

Most of my readers probably know by now that my All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner trip was not exactly a complete success.  While I got to partake in ANA’s inaugural flight from San Jose to Tokyo on the Dreamliner, four days before I was scheduled to return home, the 787 fleet got grounded.  This came after an ANA 787 made an emergency landing at Takamatsu after experiencing smoke in the cockpit and cabin due to a battery fire.  Nine days prior, battery on board a Japan Airlines (JAL) 787 caught on fire while parked at the gate in Boston. 

Despite the safety issues, I was disappointed that I would not be able to fly home on the 787.  Actually, I dreaded more that I will end up flying home on United, due to the fact that they do not exactly have a reputation for good service like their Asian counterparts and their Business Class have middle seats (what’s the deal with that?).  Let’s…