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Business Travelers Will Want to Fly United Airlines New 787 Dreamliner

I was recently on a United Airlines flight where we were shown a short film about the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is the first of its kind to be delivered in North America and United hopes to have four more in their fleet by the end of 2012.

For both the business traveler and leisure traveler, not only is the Dreamliner 20 percent more fuel efficient, but it also produces 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized planes. Along with these improvements flyers will also find the following on the new Dreamliner for their traveling comfort:

  • Windows that are 30% bigger than those on wide-body planes with dimming switches
  • Larger storage bins where you will be able to store your carry-on luggage with less hassle
  • New flight pressurized technology
  • Higher humidity levels which will lessen the effects of fatigue, jet lag, and the possibility of headaches experienced by some travelers

 

Business travelers will also find 36 seats in ‘BusinessFirst’ class that convert to lie-flat beds, 72 seats in premium economy class and 111 standard coach-class seats configured in a three by three arrangement.

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Dreamliner Coming to United Airlines

United unveiled it’s Dreamliner 787 aircraft on August 2nd, however it will not be in commercial service until October. United has not announced what cities it will serve first, however it will ease into service on domestic routes before transitioning to long-haul service. By March the Dreamliner will begin non-stop service between Tokyo and Denver.

United has 50 Dreamliners on order, five of which the carrier expects to have in its possession by the end of this year.

This particular Dreamliner will come with signature advances allowed by the jet’s modern construction. They include: windows that are 30% bigger than those on other wide-body planes, storage bins built to accommodate roll-aboard bags common with today’s fliers, flights pressurized to the equivalent of 6,000 feet in elevation, and higher humidity levels, which Boeing and United say should mitigate issues such as fatigue, headaches, and jet lag.