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Boeing's most important plane could be headed for troubleThe 787 Dreamliner is the first new plane Boeing has designed and built from scratch in 20 years, but its entry into service has been far from smooth. (www.businessinsider.com) More...
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So sad to learn that "Preacher" past away. I loved reading his comments. May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to his family.Tony
Oil prices will never rise again! Remember, you heard that here first. And if you believe that, well, I got mountain log cabin in Florida to sell you, on the west coast. Remember when the 747s came out and they were loaded with lounges and pianos? What happened to them? Oh yah, the beancounters can put 40 more seats in. There goes the great passenger "experience" as the clowns call it. Now, it's all just a ride.
Speed with sound reduction in and out + China ='s the 787 won't be " in trouble " for decades
When Boeing was getting close to rolling out the 787, I had a tour of the design center where they designed and tested the interior layouts. They went into detail about how they did it and the psychological theories and testing they did to make the passenger experience great. They showed us various layouts that they proposed for the 787 interior. They were all very nice and spacious. However, it was pretty clear that no carrier (US anyway) would use them because there was too much space that could be used for seats that was not being used that way. There was almost no chance that the average coach passenger would see an interior as spacious as Boeing proposed.
Would someone be able to educate me on why the A350 does not have the same concern?
If anyone disagrees, go to Seatguru and look at the reviews for AA and BA 787 air-frames. It's not Boeing's fault the airlines did this, but when the aircraft has been branded as the height of comfort, passengers tend to avoid it if it is anything but.