BOSTON -- My two week stint in the Bay State is more or less at the halfway mark and I've plopped a very fast trip to Seattle right in the middle. Boeing and All Nippon Airways will be unveiling its first 787 on Saturday afternoon. The aircraft, ZA101, which has not yet flown, will be fitted in a short to medium haul configuration for regional and domestic operations out of Tokyo's Haneda airport.
On its exterior, the aircraft will wear a set of specially designed colors for the 787's entry into service in October. Unfortunately my Seattle swing is only about 36 hours so taking in Seafair is decidedly a long shot. I'm on Renton metal for my hop to Seattle through Houston. This 737-800 (Flight 1844 - reg anyone?) is my ride for this "touch the corners" route to the Pacific Northwest. Next stop, Houston.