A week or two ago a question was asked about state of the 787.
I just came across this piece of info. Wasn't looking for it...just stumbled on it.
As of about 1 hour and 50 minutes ago as I type this, a Japan Air Lines 787 left Narita for Boston Logan.
This will be the first scheduled, commercial 787 flight in or to the U.S.
I believe all 787s so far delivered have gone to JAL and ANA in Japan. While it has been used for domestic scheduled flights in Japan since late last year (an possibly some regional, international flights from Japan), this is the first commercial 787 flight over the U.S. (or will be "over" the U.S. in a few hours).
the operator tends to keep them close to home during their initial service sorties. This gives crew time to get familiar with the aircraft and address any mechanical issues discovered. Now that it is all systems green, its time to use it for what it was designed and acquired to do...worldwide long range flying.
It will be nice to see them flying high overhead as more are put into service. From where I am I often get to see and photograph high flyers as they make their way across the sky.
Such as this KAL A380 as it passed over Green Bay some 40+ miles away from where I am.
as well as others too...