787 Update: Groundings continue, ANA extended its grounding further, LOT pushes it further

UPDATED

The 787 groundings continue, with ANA extending its grounding of the aircraft further.

Currently, the following airlines have grounded their fleets until at least the minimum dates:

  • All Nippon Airlines – 31st May 2013
  • Air India  – 31st March 2013
  • Ethiopian Airlines  – 31st March 2013
  • Japan Airlines – 31st March 2013
  • LAN Chile – 31st March 2013
  • LOT – October 2013  (all 787 removed from GDS’s according to AirlineRoutes)
  • Qatar Airways  – 31st March 2013
  • United Airlines – 5th June 2013

These suspension dates are subject to Boeing deploying fixes to the 787 fleet that the Federal Aviation Administration deems as addressing the issues with the batteries that have plauged the Dreamliner.

The worldwide fleet of 50 aircraft remain grounded until the proposed fix that Boeing are looking at has been approved and deployed, with no new deliveries made since the grounding of the fleet on 16th January.

Updated: 14:06GMT with LOT Grounding update.

Comments

  1. Del says

    Though ANA says the SEA flight is only cancelled though May. I had bookings for June and August and both have disappeared. I have had to rebook both.

    • says

      To be honest, if the route has a 787 assigned to it that’s new, forget it until the new planes are back in the air

      There’s too many variables right now before they take back to the air again.

  2. Del says

    yeah, I just think its poor form to announce a cancellation for a specific time period bu then cancel flight beyond that time frame. If we werent in the know travelers we would think all was well and might only find out we need to rebook when its too late and there arent other options available.

    I could see NH not taking new bookings on the route but im not sure why they completely canceled the seats. Looks like in March they have subbed in a 777 every other day, they may continue to do this though summer when demand will prolly be higher so again not sure why they out right canceled my seats. I should mention they were award bookings with Aeroplan and UA and both have looked after me really well kudos to them.

  3. says

    United is planning on flying DEN-NRT on May 12th with the 787, it’s all the other routes that will be waiting until June. Why the rest of the planes have the wait nearly 4 weeks, I have no clue.