3 Incredible Features of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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More and more airlines are relying on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner – such as United Airlines and American Airlines. One PMM reader shares with us their favorite features of this plane!

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This is a long-haul aircraft largely used for international flights. The plane has been on the market for a few years, with more deliveries on the way.

Here are three unique features of one of Boeing’s most advanced aircraft:

  1. The plane is made of a carbon fiber material, while planes are traditionally made of aluminum.
  1. The windows are bigger. This makes for a more enjoyable in-fight experience. Plus, there are no pull-down shades on these windows. They can be electronically dimmed at the touch of a button just below the window. How’s that for comfort?
  1. The air is pressurized at a lower altitude than most planes. This is why many people leave a 10-plus hour flight on a 787 and feel much more refreshed than say a Boeing 777 or an Airbus A330.

You may also notice that the plane is much quieter – both for passengers inside the plane and for those living near airports who are dealing with the loud engine noises from arriving and departing planes.

If you take a look at the 787’s engine – which mainly use GE or Rolls-Royce engines, you’ll notice a unique-designed back edge of the engine which is supposed to reduce noise.
Have you ever been on a Boeing 787? If so, what did you think, what airline and where were you traveling to? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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  1. I like the 787 for its interior and the higher cabin pressure, though to be honest it’s a bit subjective to assess the difference with the 380 or 777. On the other hand, I’m really not a fan of the dimmers, they never block the light completely and on some planes the crew dims all the windows for all passengers at once, which can be a bit annoying. I personally miss the physical blinds. I guess new gadgets don’t always translate into a plus for passengers.

  2. This is nothing but clickbait. How have you added anything substantive to what is already posted online, even this very blog??

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