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      10-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Boeing's Dreamliner completes first commercial flight

Boeing's Dreamliner has finally had its maiden commercial voyage, three years later than planned.
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      10-26-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see her in SQ's color. Still not as exciting as the a380's inaugural tho
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Dreamliner? What is this..."Inception?" It looks remarkably like a modern airliner to me.

The cheesy nickname aside, this'll be a good airplane. I was surprised to see it's a bit heavier than a 767. It's maximum takeoff weight is 2.17x it's empty weight vs. 1.97x for a 767. It's about 2.5' (16%) wider, which makes for an enormous increase in cabin volume. Of course, it'll typically have a 3-3-3 seating arrangement instead of the 767's 2-3-2.

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Business class looks cool...but the economy class, which 99.99% of travelers will pay for, looks the same cramped piece of shit seats to me...
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Business class looks cool...but the economy class, which 99.99% of travelers will pay for, looks the same cramped piece of shit seats to me...
Economy = inhumane.
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While the plane has been delayed, it's years ahead of its time in a number of regards. With regard to Y seating, it is at least a little better than current offerings with a lower cabin altitude + higher relative humidity = less of a jet lag hangover at the end of a long flight. It also has no window shades, with the window tint controlled by an electric current at the disposal of the FAs, meaning no more kids waking an entire cabin up.
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