The airlines constantly tout how beneficial Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner is for their bottom line.
The plane, which is made of a carbon material, instead of aluminum, is more fuel efficient and boasts a longer range, enabling airlines to unlock routes that were previously too costly to operate.
But the jetliner is also beneficial for passengers.
For one, the plane is pressurized at a lower altitude that other planes. This means the air is more moist and less dry. Passengers typically feel more refreshed after flying on a 787.
The jetliner is typically used for long-haul international flights longer than 10 hours.
Another benefit is the plane’s turbulence stabilizer. Riders won’t necessarily notice when the plane is flying through rough air.
Third, the plane has uniquely designed engines that aim to reduce noise both inside the cabin and for those on the ground living near airports. Obviously, takeoff and landing can be very noisy for residents near airports.
Many passengers say after flying on a 787, they don’t need to wear noise cancelling headphones because the engines are much less noisy than typical jetliners, like the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A330.
Some airlines that rely on the 787 include United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada and British Airways.
The plane’s main rival is the Airbus A350.
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