Boeing 787 Dreamliner: United inaugural flight
Gregg Martin has logged more than 1.3 million miles on United airplanes but never quite like this.
The D.C. area native and friend Aaron Rinaca got up at 4 Sunday morning to be among the 219 passengers on the inaugural North American airline flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
It’s the first airliner made of composite materials, making it more fuel efficient. It’s pressurized to a lower altitude so you won't feel as jet lagged after a long flight and it’s completely state of the art.
United is the first U.S. carrier to get a Dreamliner and they are betting big on the new plane, buying 50 of them.
“You will see this airplane flying out of Chicago, out of New York, out of Dulles, out of Houston, out of San Francisco and out of Denver it will be out of all of our major hubs.
A few things you will notice when you get on the airplane: It’s super quiet, there is plenty of room, the windows bring more light into the airplane and the bathroom is full automated.
The windows are bigger than any other airliner and darken at the touch of a button.