United Airlines rolled out its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first U.S. based airline to have the all-new aircraft made by Boeing. At 9:00 am (eastern time) the hangar doors opened revealing the much-anticipated airplane.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a new long-range wide-bodied aircraft by airplane manufacturer Boeing capable of flying 242 passengers up to 8,200 miles with a lower cost to operate. This allows airlines to open up new long-distance routes where passenger loads could not fill up a 777 or 747 and forcing passengers to connect through another hub before arriving at their destination.
The new Dreamliner features larger overhead bins, mood lighting, larger windows, improves comfort seats, and higher cabin humidity helping passengers feel less exhausted after flying.
United plans to use the new route on its Denver-Toyko Narita route.
The 787 is made mostly of new composites allowing the airplane to weigh much less and use less jet fuel as it flies and comes with raked wingtips further increasing efficiencies.