Dreamliner dazzles customers on first flight
Carrying its first paying passengers on Wednesday, the Boeing Co Dreamliner, the world’s first carbon-composite airliner, flew to Hong Kong Wednesday from Tokyo. It is designed to make the hours aloft more pleasant for passengers and cheaper to fly for its owners.
Its cabin builders promise a flight with ambient lighting, with settings such as sleep long, cruise bright and beverage medium, engineered to lull passengers to sleep. Its other bells and whistles include windows that are 30% bigger and which can be dimmed electronically. Seat-to-seat e-mail, bidet-equipped lavatories with their own windows and bigger touchscreen entertainment panels. (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)