After an emergency landing of a Boeing Dreamliner on Wednesday, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have grounded their entire Boeing 787 fleet due to safety concerns. The two carriers have the largest number of the new airplanes, as ANA has 17 and JAL has 7.
DALLAS — Some frequent fliers say they aren’t worried about safety aboard Boeing’s problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travelers are often unaware of what model of plane they’re flying on.
That makes it anyone’s guess whether Boeing Co., or the airlines that use its planes, will pay a price for concerns surrounding the 787. The planes were grounded worldwide on Thursday after a battery fire on one, and an emergency landing on another after pilots smelled something burning.
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EVERETT, Wash./NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Paine Field Airport, next door to Boeing Co’s widebody plant north of Seattle, is getting crowded as 10 new 787 Dreamliners flank the runway, sparkling with contrasting and colorful liveries, including Poland’s LOT, Britain’s Thomson Airways and China Southern Airlines.
It is a similar story several thousand miles away, outside the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina final assembly building, where space is taken up by four 787s destined for Air India.
British Airways said Sunday it was reinstating some flights on the second day of a strike after more cabin crew than expected turned up for work, but the union claimed it held the upper hand.BA said it would operate eight long-haul flights and 18 short-haul flights which it had earlier expected to cancel.But the Unite union said half of BA's 250 planes had been grounded on the first day of the action.The union said 80 percent of its 12,000 cabin crew members walked out on the first day Saturday of the three-day strike.