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.