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When Will The Title "Dreamliner" Be Dropped

Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:14 am

I would have thought the "Dreamliner" be officially dropped a while ago, but it still seems to be "there" as an official part of the name. Do you think it will ever be dropped (just be Boeing 787), and maybe just be a nickname...do you like it? Any input is nice.

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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:21 am

Why on Earth would they drop it when they've put years worth of worldwide marketing into that brand name?

...this isn't SQ and their ridiculous A340 petnames  Silly
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:23 am

Yeah, I don't see them dropping it either, especially given how successful it's been. In fact, I can see some airlines keeping the Dreamliner logo on the sides of the jet.  Smile
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:24 am

I like the name it sounds inviting to the general public would you rather fly on a plane called 787 or Dreamliner
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:26 am

I thought you meant when would they do the "drop test" for the jet. I was imagining some sort of "Spies Like Us" pseudo testing program.

Boeing is not going to drop the Dreamliner name. Why should they? Airlines don't have to use it, and most won't. But just like AA still says "Super80" for their DC-9 Super 80s (later renamed MD80s), there will be carriers that hang onto the dreamliner name.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:26 am

Boeing may never drop it, but people will stop saying it. It's been getting a lot of press with that name recently because that's what Boeing's press releases say, but the press releases will stop getting so much attention once the plane's been flying for a while. People will just call it the 787 because that's the way they're used to referring to airplanes.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:26 am

Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):
Do you think it will ever be dropped (just be Boeing 787), and maybe just be a nickname...do you like it?

I like it and I would venture to guess that every future jet Boeing develops will have some type of moniker in addition to it's model number (started with Worldliner somewhat). The 748 is the Intercontinental for now.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:30 am

I like it however it is a bit cheesy. The marketing involved over the past years has always included "Dreamliner" and it also gives the airlines something to work with in adverts, makes the aircraft sound special to the average passenger, "fly the new ANA dreamliner"  Wink
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:31 am

Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):
Do you think it will ever be dropped (just be Boeing 787), and maybe just be a nickname.

Maybe when the first pax climb aboard a 9 abreast 31in pitch aircraft and find its just like any other.
They have been lulled by the Boeing film which shows big armchairs in economy (shown on CNN yesterday), and then realise that when you are in 39F its just a plane.
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 8):
Maybe when the first pax climb aboard a 9 abreast 31in pitch aircraft and find its just like any other.

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Really, what's the big "dream" part all about?
It's not faster or larger than any existing aircraft.
Aircraft such as the 707, 747, Concorde, TU-144 and A380 were big ideas/breakthroughs worth celebrating.
So Boeing had a plastic, efficient aircraft put together with various outsourced companies. I am glad that it's keeping a lot of people at Boeing employed as it's great for the economy. That's just about the only thing I can get excited about.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 5):
Boeing may never drop it, but people will stop saying it.

You mean, like:

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    In the 1970s, I remember many airlines tagged their planes with special monikers - "WhisperJet", "LuxuryLiner", and such.

    I personally hope some airlines do keep the Boeing designations, if nothing else as small script at the back under the model number.
     
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    Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 12):
    Constellation

    That would be a great name for the 737RS/Y1, since you could show all the spokes and hubs it will link together, forming constellations on the map.
     
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    Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
    So Boeing had a plastic, efficient aircraft put together with various outsourced companies. I am glad that it's keeping a lot of people at Boeing employed as it's great for the economy. That's just about the only thing I can get excited about.

    I'd have to say that I do not share your views on the 787. Yes, the aircraft is similer in shape and size as other widebody twins out there already. However, it is being built by radically different means. Much like when aircraft made the transition from wood to aluminum, Boeing's "plastic" aircraft is a game changer.

    I think the 787 opens doors to much more dramatic changes in the future, we just need to get adjusted to the technology. Thats just my  twocents  .
     
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    Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
    Really, what's the big "dream" part all about?

    Well, it's a long range jet and the idea is that you come out the other end more refreshed than other jets. Even at 17.2" seats at 31" pitch, you will have 6000 ft cabin altitude and higher humidity, which according to studies, go a long way toward mitigating fatigue.

    Then there's the LED lighting, which of course any jet can use, but will be standard in the 787, which when compared to flourescents, offer less fatigue (no frequency flicker). And the newest anti-turbulence sensors, which we'll see how they perform in real life.

    In the premium classes, this should translate into a much more pleasant experience. But even in Y, all else being equal, it will be better. And since many carriers will offer 8Y seating (including launch customer ANA on international segments), that will contribute to the greater sense of space, much like is touted in the A380.
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    Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:19 am

    Hey, what were the other names back when newairplane.com had the poll on the 7E7/787's name? One of them was something already-dated like the eJet2000; another one was something like the Globeliner (whatever it was, that my personal favorite); and there were one or two more. The poll broke down votes by country, and if I remember correctly, "Dreamliner" was incredibly popular among the French, who lifted it to victory.
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    CruzinAltitude & Ikramerica:
    Sorry if I seemed like I was knocking the plane. Yes there are a few breakthroughs with it and with increased fuel prices to come, a super light-weight super efficient aircraft is needed on the market.
    The Dreamliner part stills a bit of a stretch. Boeing could have had a real dreamliner and that was called the 2707.  Smile
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    Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:34 am

    Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
    The Dreamliner part stills a bit of a stretch. Boeing could have had a real dreamliner and that was called the 2707.  Smile

    Only if they built the 2707-200, though. The 2707-100 needed the forward canards to look best and the 2707-300 was just the L-2000 in disguise.  Smile

    But yes, I would have moved heaven and earth to have flown on a 2707-200 if she had entered commercial service. My favorite commercial airliner design of all time.
     
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    Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:40 am

    Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):
    Do you think it will ever be dropped (just be Boeing 787), and maybe just be a nickname...do you like it?

    I hope that it sticks around just like "Jumbo Jet". I've got my one year old saying Jumbo Jet, and my 4 year old can recognize one on approach while still a dot to most others.  Smile
     
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    Quoting Stitch (Reply 18):
    I would have moved heaven and earth to have flown on a 2707-200 if she had entered commercial service.

    Same here.
    I stood inside a replica of the 2707 at the Hillard Aviation Museum San Carlos, CA.



    A more accurate term for the 787 should have been the Greenliner.
    Considering it's fuel efficient and there is a huge movement today for being more efficient with cars, home utilities, manufacturing, waste and all other aspects of our lives.
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    Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 7):
    I like it however it is a bit cheesy. The marketing involved over the past years has always included "Dreamliner" and it also gives the airlines something to work with in adverts, makes the aircraft sound special to the average passenger, "fly the new ANA dreamliner"

    I predict you will see Airlines using the Dreamliner monikor A LOT. It is a superior passenger experience and was designed to be so using technology not found on existing aircraft.

    A typical choice....fly ANA on a humidity adjusted, LED lit, higher pressure 787 8 abreast economy from Narita to Frankfurt or an A340 from LH?

    Dreamliiner is a marketing differentiator. Once word gets around of a superior passenger experience to the masses (you can bet Boeing and its airline partners will be aggressive in advertising campaigns here), it can get passengers to switch loyalties because the passenger experience will in fact, be noticably better and not available everywhere. Better than anything over the last 50 years of air travel. It's a step change for the passenger. Plane is a real game-changer and early acquirers will have several years head start on the passenger comfort side as well as economic side versus competitors.

    And the way to make is happen is to make "Dreamliner" synonomous with superior comfort. I can't see how an airline marketing and sales department would NOT go crazy with this.
     
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    I wonder if the airlines will leave the Dream ) Liner (below the windows in the aft) on their jets or they are going to take it off.
     
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    Just be thankful it wasn't called iPlane.
     
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    Quoting GivenRandy (Reply 23):

    Yea, no kidding. lol
     
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    Quoting GivenRandy (Reply 23):
    Just be thankful it wasn't called iPlane.

     rotfl 

    Good one! Big grin
    I agree though.
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    Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:52 am

    I really have not my decision if I want the name to be dropped, maybe the differences in the inside really will make it a dreamliner...but then it will be old in 10 years, the planes will start to be "worn" and "dreamliner" really won't fit.

    Also, this might be a stupid question, but which is proper? "Seven-Eight-Seven", or "Seven-Eighty-Seven"?
     
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    Quoting Justloveplanes (Reply 21):
    And the way to make is happen is to make "Dreamliner" synonomous with superior comfort. I can't see how an airline marketing and sales department would NOT go crazy with this.

    Given that Boeing spent a fortune on developing the "Dreamliner" trademark, with the cutesy moon slice, I would guess they will abandon the trademark several years after they build the last one. Say 2030 or so.

    It is about the first decent bit of marketing Boeing has come up with, given their recent run of such wonderful names as "BCF", "BBJ" and 747-8 International.
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    Boeing is taking a page out of the Intel marketing book. This has "Intel Inside" written all over it. Boeing wants the end user to start demanding that their fav airline starts using Boeing planes. Intel showed the world you could take something that only very techincal people would care about, educate the world, and make a massive forturne on it.

    Airbus better come up with some neat names and commercials for the XWB. (That just doesn't sound too commercial).
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    The Dreamliner would fit right into AA's tradition of naming aircraft, alongside the Super 80s, the Luxury Jets, the Luxury Liners, and in the mold of the Astrojets, the Astroliners, the Flagships, and the Electras and AOA's Constellations.

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    What about the other Boeing marketing titles. The "Worldliner" and "Dreamlifter" seem to be pretty dead monikors. I don't think of Boeing marketers trying to peddle a 777LR to air carriers by telling people they can fly the "Worldliner" just like they do in Pakistan.

    Boeing is running out of 7x7, the only one left is the 797 and since their next all-new jetliner will probably be a smaller one, it doesn't make sense to give the biggest number to the smallest plane, and appending suffixes to a 737 or 727 won't cut it. So maybe Boeing marketers need to get people used to the idea of a word for a planes model.

    My final thought... Think about cars. Just about all standard cars use names... escort, malibu, camry, cherokee, while luxury cars use letters and numbers. 325, S500, LS400, G35, TL... Wouldn't Boeing learn from the car industries marketers and use letters and numbers like 777, 330 to associate their planes with luxury, instead of names like Worldliner and Dreamliner.
     
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    Quoting NYC2theworld (Reply 28):
    Airbus better come up with some neat names and commercials for the XWB. (That just doesn't sound too commercial).

    I can't resist throwing in a few suggestions...
    Dreamchaser (for the B crowd)
    Dreamcatcher (for the A crowd)

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    Quoting Poitin (Reply 27):
    747-8 International.

    dont you mean "intercontinental" ?
     
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    Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 31):

    How about*** Nightmare ) Liner ***???
     
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    Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 2):
    Yeah, I don't see them dropping it either, especially given how successful it's been. In fact, I can see some airlines keeping the Dreamliner logo on the sides of the jet.

    Really Fits the AA format, eh?
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    Quoting Ilikeflight (Reply 3):
    I like the name it sounds inviting to the general public would you rather fly on a plane called 787 or Dreamliner

    I'd rather go on the 787 than on the Dreamliner, which to me sounds too cheesy to be the name of an airplane (though it works as a nickname). But I don't represent the general public.

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    Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 12):
    Constellation



    Quoting Stitch (Reply 13):
    That would be a great name for the 737RS/Y1, since you could show all the spokes and hubs it will link together, forming constellations on the map.


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    I think Dreamline is a brilliant name. And compared to the competition it really is a dreamliner.
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    Quoting Mir (Reply 35):
    But I don't represent the general public

    You pretty much summed up my view on it.
     
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    I think that Boeing should adopt Dreamliner as the technology used on the aircraft rather than the aircraft itself, like for example they could say that the 748 features the Dreamliner interior and they could say that the new 737s will have Dreamliner cabin pressure or something of the like. This would make the dreamliner flexible towards the new generation of boeing aircraft not just the 787.
     
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    Not a bad idea at all.
     
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    Quoting AirlineEcon (Reply 30):
    The "Worldliner" and "Dreamlifter" seem to be pretty dead monikors.

    I agree about the 777LR Worldliner, but that was one variant of a line that was first delivered 10 years ago.

    As for the Dreamlifter, it's a specialized freighter adaptation used internally by Boeing to move aircraft components; they aren't selling them. The Airbus Beluga (Super Transporter) is the only comparable plane flying now, which replaced the Super Guppy; the name Dreamlifter is certainly more themed, though it has less character.

    Quoting AirlineEcon (Reply 30):
    Boeing is running out of 7x7, the only one left is the 797 and since their next all-new jetliner will probably be a smaller one, it doesn't make sense to give the biggest number to the smallest plane, and appending suffixes to a 737 or 727 won't cut it.

    The 737 was smaller than the 727 or 707; the 757 was smaller than the 747. The A320 was smaller than the A300 and A310. Why do the model numbers have to increase in sequence?

    Quoting AirlineEcon (Reply 30):
    Just about all standard cars use names... escort, malibu, camry, cherokee, while luxury cars use letters and numbers. 325, S500, LS400, G35, TL...

    That's a trend, but not a rule. The Chrysler 300 and Ford Five Hundred have been given model numbers from their manufacturers' histories. The Scion xB and the Mazda 3 are hardly luxury cars. On the other hand, the Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Continental, Volkswagen Phaeton, Porsche Cayenne, Cadillac Escalade, Aston Martin Vanquish and Lincoln Town Car all seem to get by in the luxury market with names. Numbered sports cars like the Nissan 350Z, Audi TT, Mazda RX-8, Ford GT and BMW Z4 compete with the Mazda Miata, Porsche Boxster, Chevrolet Corvette, Lotus Elise, and Chrysler Crossfire.

    The 787 is the ninth (or tenth) airplane in Boeing's jet aircraft numbering sequence; as more aircraft are added to that sequence, will infrequent flyers confuse a 787 with a 777, a 767, or a 727? Howabout a Boeing 702 satellite, which brings you your DirecTV signals? Should they go to a new numbering sequence to indicate a break from past manufacturing technique, or will a sequential number indicate continuity and safety?

    We will see if a name added to the model number will stick, like with the Lockheed Electra (L-188) and Constellation (L-049), the Sud Aviation Caravelle (SE 210), or if it will be forgotten like the Fokker F-28 (Fellowship) or the Convair 990 (Coronado), or will it coexist like the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.
     
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    Quoting Boston92 (Reply 33):
    How about*** Nightmare ) Liner ***???

    You can't name your aircraft after the competition's 787 Airbus's Worst Nightmare Liner.
     
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    Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
    The Dreamliner part stills a bit of a stretch. Boeing could have had a real dreamliner and that was called the 2707.



    Quoting Stitch (Reply 18):
    Only if they built the 2707-200, though. The 2707-100 needed the forward canards to look best and the 2707-300 was just the L-2000 in disguise.

    But yes, I would have moved heaven and earth to have flown on a 2707-200 if she had entered commercial service. My favorite commercial airliner design of all time.

    You guys have a wonderful nostalgic view of what might have been if the U.S. Congress hadn't bowed to the then strong and militant U.S. environmental movement. although rising fuel prices would surely have kept the 2707 from entering service even if it had made it through development. And really, the complexity of the -200's variable geometry swing wing proved to be a non-starter with its weight, maintenance and likely safety issues, as well. Recall how many F-111 military jets went down, some due to swing wing problems? Too risky a design for a passenger airplane. The L-2000 SST was far more sensible which is why Boeing eventually emulated it. Nothing wrong with the looks of either fixed-wing SST design.

    I never liked the Dreamliner moniker but grudgingly admit it has serious cache in marketing and if the flying experience meets what BCA promises, it will be appropriate although it will never roll off my tongue without my tasting a little bile. Big grin
     
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    Quoting CruzinAltitude (Reply 14):
    However, it is being built by radically different means. Much like when aircraft made the transition from wood to aluminum, Boeing's "plastic" aircraft is a game changer.

    I do not share this view. Boeing themselves admit that the fuel advantage due to changing from GE CF6 to GENX is 11% - that is a lot, and from all aluminium to all carbon is a fourth of that only, just 3%. These 3% can be reached by other means - an aluminium frame with carbon panels can do the same weight gain.

    Besides, that, I congratulate Boeing to the success of their new Dreamliner - keep that name!
     
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    Quoting Mir (Reply 35):
    I'd rather go on the 787 than on the Dreamliner, which to me sounds too cheesy to be the name of an airplane (though it works as a nickname). But I don't represent the general public.

    ... but you certainly formulated my opinion of the name: too cheesy. Way too cheesy. It's a plane, designed to make money, not a new type of bed in which people will be able to sleep better.
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    Quoting Burkhard (Reply 44):
    and from all aluminium to all carbon is a fourth of that only, just 3%. These 3% can be reached by other means - an aluminium frame with carbon panels can do the same weight gain.

    You miss the point. The real game changer in going to composites is not so much weight as reduced maintenance and longer life, as well as lower manufacturing costs. That's why the airlines laughed at Airbus's attempt to answer the 787 with warmed-over versions of the A330.
    As to the name question, some names stick, some don't, as other posters have pointed out. Who even knows what the formal model designation of the Constellation, or the Stratocruiser was? Who remembers the name of the DC-4 (it did have one)? Some, like the L-1011 Tristar, have had their name and designation stick; some have had a nickname stick (Jumbo, Whalejet  duck  ). I suspect in the case of the 787 Dreamliner both will stick, the name because it's been so widely publicized AND because it is the first of a new generation (and yes, the passengers WILL notice the difference if only because of the significantly larger windows and higher cabin pressure). The number will stick because the 7-series has become so identified with Boeing planes.
    The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
     
    RobertNL070
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    RE: When Will The Title "Dreamliner" Be Dropped

    Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:42 pm

    Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 5):
    People will just call it the 787

    People. Who? We A.netters and other aviation nutters? Maybe, but the general public will call it Dreamliner, rest assured. Too many millions of marketing dollars have been spent on the name. Cabin crew will be welcoming us onboard the 787 Dreamliner. Hmm, it sounds good, if a tad cheesy.

    Quoting Stitch (Reply 11):
    I personally hope some airlines do keep the Boeing designations, if nothing else as small script at the back under the model number.

     yes 

    Quoting GivenRandy (Reply 23):
    Just be thankful it wasn't called iPlane.

     rotfl 

    Quoting Indy (Reply 37):
    And compared to the competition it really is a dreamliner.

    Ha! Only time will tell.

    Robert  bouncy 
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    Home = RTM, Rotterdam The Hague.
     
    jimbo27L
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    RE: When Will The Title "Dreamliner" Be Dropped

    Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:07 pm

    I wonder if the folks back in Y can sue under Misrepresentation Acts in countrys where airlines decide to use the 'Dreamliner' tag??

    Certainly nothing 'Dreamy' about being stuck in a 31" pitch for 11hrs in a seat with a wafer thin back. Ouch!
     
    Leskova
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    RE: When Will The Title "Dreamliner" Be Dropped

    Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:08 pm

    Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 47):
    Maybe, but the general public will call it Dreamliner, rest assured.

    I'm pretty certain that the general public will be calling it "That plane we flew in... you know... that Boeing or something"...

    The general public doesn't give squat about that name - and whether or not someone will welcome a passenger "onboard the B787 Dreamliner" or not, most people won't even be listening - and two thirds will be thinking afterwards "What type of plane did they just mention?".  Wink
    Smile - it confuses people!

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