Though that post didn't leave room for my impressions (Aviation Geek-style) of the airplane, so I put together this extended post on what it was like to fly 787. I've posted audio of the takeoff compared to the 777-300ER and a bunch of photos, as well as a very special "Easter Egg" hidden on the airplane.
YXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 308 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10671 times:
Thanks so much for the great read, well written and not overly geeky!
Do you believe that this plane does live up to Boeing's "game changer" slogan? Obviously technology wise it's an amazing machine but do you think and from what you've heard is the fuel consumption lower? Are the general flying public going to be happier in a 787 than a 767/330 etc?
aircanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1503 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
thankyou for sharing your first flight with us, you did a tremondous job of video taking. I look forward to flying on Air Canada but since I'm going to Asia next year I might give it a try on ANA from NRT to HKG.
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2432 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
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Thanks for the video. I wasn't much of a 787 fan before, but that video has changed my view. The 787 looks and sounds absolutely superb.
Quoting aircanada014 (Reply 11): 2x4x2 doesn't look cramped to me..it should be the same width as A330s?
The 787 is wider than the A330/A340, so theoretically, they should be able to fit a wider seat at 2x4x2. It appears what ANA have done though is have a double armrest in the two middle seats, so it's more like a 2x(2+2)x2.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!
From an aesthetic point of view, to me it is the most beautiful airplane. Love the wings - from all angles. It is almost as if the aircraft was designed purely for looks and not aerodynamics, which of course is not the case. Simply gorgeous.
For some reason, I am more interested in this aircraft than I was when the A380 came out.
ANA looks to be a wonderful airline.
Nice to see one airline taking advantage of the extra width, and making the seating as comfortable as possible. The seating reminds me of the 2x2x2x2 concept of the DC10 and L1011 back in the 70s. At least on the DC10 we had at Western, a small table separated the pairs of seats in the middle. Makes even economy class a comfortable way to travel. I sat in one of the centre seats on the DC10 on many occasions, and in total comfort.
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goblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Amazing vid. I can't wait to ride on the 787. I just wish they could bring the 787 to the west asap. i want to see it in the US cities. I'm dreaming about it already. It looked like the engines were hanging out farther than I anticipated. Those engines must be huge!