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  1. Karla
    Karla at |

    Best line: “Finally, the new overhead bins, while well designed for baggage, are not particularly well configured for an adult to climb in. I’m thoroughly disappointed in that development.”

    Love it!

  2. Darren
    Darren at |

    Great report. Can’t wait for the long-haul version of this bird to enter service. Nice video… I’m a fan of those 😉

  3. MileCardInsider
    MileCardInsider at |

    Great report. So they are wasting the long range efficiency maximization of this plane by using short haul configs? Strange…but then Japan is known for those high density domestic flights.

  4. Kerwin
    Kerwin at |

    @Seth,
    I love your report; especially the lav pictures :-).

    Agreed with @Seth on the training bit @MileCardInsider. The short flights are training runs for everyone. On my flights they were careful not to use the cross wind takeoff runway at HND; this disappointed the fans in the waving gallery, but they did use that runway on landing :-).

    The thing that most impressed me on my flight was the flight departed at 10:15a from OKJ and they started boarding at 9:55a. They were done by 10:10a! Everyone seated with doors closed and ready to go.

    Yeah, that whine is strange; its like a signature of the plane and I heard it on both my flights. I hope one of the Boeing engineers reads this and can explain it.

    Without the Star Alliance Gold status, I boarded with the “normal” people :-)… It was fun to watch everyone board though :-). Their process is so simple! Not sure why they give you a piece of paper with your seat number if you used your paper ticket since the seat number is already on the ticket. I twas awesome to see folks using their phones to board; NH has had this for a while. Will add some videos of that later.

  5. NYBanker
    NYBanker at |

    Not to be negative, but other than colorful lights (presumably just at boarding) and bigger windows (Many planes have windows in the loo already), was it really that different of an experience?

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  7. William Reading
    William Reading at |

    I wonder if the whine that you heard is an artifact of the lighting system. I know that the dimming uses PWM (pulse-width-modulation), which can cause high pitched sounds depending on how it’s used.

  8. Reader
    Reader at |

    Will they be using 3 class 787s for long hauls?

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  12. roadwarriorette
    roadwarriorette at |

    Fun! Hope I get to go in one soon.

    It was super fun hanging out with you this weekend!!

  13. Charu
    Charu at |

    I like the mood lighting, but want to see a picture of the big windows )Too bad the overhead cabins are not big enough to climb in Seth. You should design your own Dreamliner.

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