The maiden flight will be available to one and all, as long as you’re willing to pony up the cash to hop on. ANA is pretty smart from a business perspective, as they’re offering up special packages to welcome the newest planes to its fleet. We’re not sure what the pricing on these will be just yet, as it sounds like they’re still finalizing things. We’re just hoping that all the change we’ve been saving up this summer will be enough—but we doubt it.
For those without a passport there will be a couple domestic options as well, as ANA is pondering doing a couple flights for the airline’s frequent flyers by leaving from and returning to Tokyo-Narita. After that the first real commercial routes will probably be Tokyo-Haneda to Okayama or Tokyo-Haneda to Hiroshima.
In other Boeing 787 news, Air India is also getting ready for their first delivery. Their first plane—complete in Air India colors—was doing its thing in Seattle for the first time over the weekend. Things went pretty well except for a pesky broken sensor that sent the plane back to the runway earlier than expected. Let’s just hope everything gets worked out quickly, as Air India is one of the next carriers on the delivery list with a target date at the end of 2011.