Boeing 787: The Dreamliner cruises into D.C. area
On swooping wings like non other, the Boeing 787 “The Dreamliner” cruised first into Dulles and then taxed into the historic terminal at Reagan National Airport.
The plane is made of composite material. It's lighter, uses less fuel, is cheaper to operate and it's a lot quieter.
One of the first things you'll notice when you get on board the 787 is you actually fit inside the cabin. When was the last time you were able to get inside the overhead bin and not have to duck?
In fact, the overhead bin looks like a traveler's dream. They hold four full size roller bags.
The windows are bigger than any airplane window you've seen and no shades on board. Push the button the windows darken. The inflight entertainment systems are top notch.
And the new sky interior - as Boeing calls it - has a lighting system that can simulate sun rise or sun set.
They can humidify the airplane and the experience in improved because they’ve pressurized the plane at to 6000 feet instead of 8,000 or 9,000 feet.
But we'll have to wait a while as there's no word on when Boeing's jet of the future will be calling a D.C.-area airport home.