My United 787-8 Adventure Continued
One of the biggest innovations in the 787 is its cabin, which I immediately noticed as soon as I entered the aircraft. The most notable is more light and space in the cabin, the Boeing designed windows 18.5 in tall by 11 in wide approximately 40% larger than any widebody I have flown on, throughout my career. I have put a lot of miles on 747-400s and 777-300ERs. The other thing I noticed is the disappearance of window shades. They were replaced by an electric dimming switch that lets you change the tint of the window from fully transparent to completely dimmed. They control the light level coming through, on the 787-8 I have flown, they worked like a charm. As I stated in my November report, the flight was smooth and not only that, it was comfortable. The Boeing designed nose-mounted sensors did the job for detecting turbulence and sent messages to the aircraft’s control surfaces. As we were getting closer to our destination, I detected a few, which felt like little bumps that almost rock you to sleep. In summation, the next trip I want to take by air, I want to make sure it is on a 787 Dreamliner.