The Boeing 747-8F is delayed. Will the 787 go to ANA before the 747-8F goes to Cargolux?
As of now, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to be delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Monday September 26th. The first Boeing 747-8F was scheduled to be delivered to Cargolux on the 19th, but as of now has little hope of being delivered this week.
So that raises the question: which aircraft do you think will be delivered to their customer before the other? The 787 or the 747-8F?
If you are viewing this on my Seattle PI or Reuters syndications, you might need to go directly to AirlineReporter.com to vote.
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Three great Alaska Airlines Timbers livery. Which is your favorite? Images from Alaska Airlines. Click for larger.
The selection process had to be rigged! Back in February, Alaska Airlines had a competition to allow people to design a new Portland Timbers livery that would fly on a Boeing 737-700. I created, what I think was a pretty rad livery and it is not one of the finalists? I smell scandal. Okay, I really didn’t submit that and the three that are the finalists are much better than mine.
Let’s have a little fun. Which of these three liveries do you like best? #1, which was designed by Paul Wright, #2 designed by John Bode or #3 which was done by Lee Zeman.
Don’t stress too much over the vote, since it really doesn’t matter too much. You see, Alaska has already made their decision. Alaska liked Wright and Bode’s designs so much, they are going to combine them and make one super livery.
About 500 fans submitted their livery ideas to Alaska Airlines and the winners were selected by folks from Alaska and the Portland Timbers. Zeman’s livery ended up getting second place and there were seven others with honorable mentions. Bode and Wright not only get to see their artwork fly around Alaska’s route, but also get a VIP trip to the Timbers home opener on April 14th.
After the new livery is official unveiled in early May in Portland, it will start regular service. To see the other top seven, check them out on the Timber’s website.