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Anonymous9 Aug 2013
Well written blog from one of the first passenger flights of the BA 787 from NCL; no BBQ on board, thankfully.
The larger windows do look good!9 Aug 2013
You’re right, it does look slimmer when you see it in the flesh. But of course it is slimmer than the “jumbos” we’re used to.
The cabin looks spacious inside:9 Aug 2013
Quite…and talking of which, I am due to fly in CW on an even slimmer number tomorrow. I just pray I don’t miss my connection as I like to pop outside T1 to admire the flower boxes. Btw, have you seen the strangely coloured wheelbarrows outside T5 arrivals? Only the other day I could not quite credit it when I saw a person sitting in one and smoking at the same time.9 Aug 2013
It’s still listed in the timetable as a 767.
BA is probably trying to minimise any disappointment by giving the 787 a “soft” launch.
That’s probably wise, giving the initial issues, and further evidence of the wisdom of not piling in to be a launch customer on new types of aircraft.14 Aug 2013
It looks like in CW it is 2+3+2 while the B767 is 2+2+2… It triggered my curiosity. According to Wikipedia, the B767 is 5.03m wide (fuselage) while the B787 is 5.77m. Maximum cabin width is respectively 4.72m and 5.49m. Is 0.77m enough for an extra CW seat? Apparently, yes…14 Aug 2013
But the “ying/yang” design means that a Club World seat can be fitted into a smaller cross section – so the sitting area of the seat is wider than 77cm/30 inches.
It’s a terrific design for keeping fares competitive and maximising profits, as well as maintaining privacy during travel.22 Aug 2013