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ckinsobe
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11:14 AM on 04/27/2013
I flew on one of this new mega liners recently and it was not a fun experience, massive waits to both board and disembark, no added comfort levels at all, in fact the window seat which I usually get so I can lean against the wall to rest, was so far from the actual wall (which had a pronounced curve to it) this was impossible, very strange design. Also because of the hugeness of the plane all drink and meal services took forever. It may be a "Dreamliner" for the airlines to squeeze out more dollars per route, but for a regular economy passenger it makes for a rather annoying experience, as if more annoyances were something we need in air travel.
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Totto
"Not 'Noise' One Round: *Music*
11:33 AM on 04/27/2013
It is not at all comparable to the Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747, thus it is not a "mega liner". It is substantially smaller, more like a cross between a 757 and a 767.
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12:18 PM on 04/27/2013
So you flew on an airliner that was NOT a 787 and use that experience to condemn features of the 787 itself? That's like eating a pizza and using the taste of the pizza to condemn pistachio ice cream.
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traceymarie
the President is black, deal with it
02:46 PM on 04/27/2013
I have flown on the plane, it is a wonder of comfort, convenience and beauty. Loved my 2 experiences and can't wait to fly it again
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ckinsobe
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
01:38 PM on 04/28/2013
As you can read by my reply elsewhere on this thread I mistook this Boeing for a plane as large as the Airbus 380. In other news: I just had Pistachio ice cream (word) and it tasted nothing like pizza, go figure.
11:09 AM on 04/27/2013
Gilbert, first learn how to spell Ethiopia. It's a lie you are spreading out...there is no starvation. I have been in Ethiopia so many times and it's a beautiful country with rich culture. You are trying to be funny, but you are not. Your weak comment shows how ignorant and racist you are.
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desert warrior
Unu lingvo neniam sufiĉas
12:38 PM on 04/27/2013
Ethiopia had famines way back during the Mengistu dictatorship years; it is nothing like that now, although like all African countries (and nearly anywhere else), there is a remarkable difference between rich and poor.
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nfatt1
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
10:59 AM on 04/27/2013
They should have flown the Senators home on the first flight, no, lets fly the third worlders first.
04:30 PM on 04/27/2013
There is NO third wolders
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Laura Mann
God Bless America
10:54 AM on 04/27/2013
God Forbid a Senator have to wait for a flight,Can't have that!!!!!!
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tomosrider
I'm shocked, shocked
10:54 AM on 04/27/2013
As the 787 returns to the skies so too has Boeing's stock price. Those who stuck with it or bought shares after the fires are in tall cotton.
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Totto
"Not 'Noise' One Round: *Music*
11:34 AM on 04/27/2013
Good for Boeing, the US and suppliers.
10:47 AM on 04/27/2013
Is this the same FAA that approved the original battery design? What are the chances this ends poorly?
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Ronaldus785
Gay, Black, Jewish, Adopted
11:47 AM on 04/27/2013
Please go pick on Texas and Kansas Boards of Education.
12:27 PM on 04/27/2013
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04:32 PM on 04/27/2013
Yes, the same FAA -- they don't have the right engineers to do the investigating
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Tabasco
Never eat anything bigger than your head. - Kliban
10:18 AM on 04/27/2013
"Sharply reduced risk of fire..."

Gee. I have a sharply reduced feeling to avoid flying in these new, fire-prone floating cities.
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Becon Anonymous
Free markets and free people.
11:09 AM on 04/27/2013
You want zero risk of fire from an aluminum tube flying 600 miles per hour at 35,000 feet? I think your expectations for safety are too high.
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Tabasco
Never eat anything bigger than your head. - Kliban
12:08 PM on 04/27/2013
Not at all. There are risks to flying any time. But it's a little like buying software that has 8 patches and fixes before it's even shipped. Better to wait a while these huge new planes work out any more bugs... and hopefully without any accidents or loss of life. I'm ok flying in jets that have been in service for a while. 
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02:04 PM on 04/27/2013
Passengers on a plane deserve assurances that the plane is safe as possible to fly in. Air travel on a Boeing plane is not our only choice.
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Ed whowannaknow
02:02 PM on 04/27/2013
Floating city? Its smaller then 747, 767, 777, airbus 340, 380.....how city-esque is that?
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Tabasco
Never eat anything bigger than your head. - Kliban
02:16 PM on 04/27/2013
Forgive me. 380 passenger capacity + crew? New? Grounded with faulty fire-prone battery system? It's still worth waiting another couple years to fly it once any other potential bugs are worked out.... hopefully without loss of life. I'll stick with the slightly older - proven - models until then.
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gr8bsn
An equal opportunity offender since 1978
10:12 AM on 04/27/2013
I'm actually very excited about this news. My upcoming flight home from Europe this summer was originally scheduled for a 767, but it just got changed to a Dreamliner. As an aviation nerd, I am geeking out big time right now!
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Totto
"Not 'Noise' One Round: *Music*
11:36 AM on 04/27/2013
Choose a good seat with: http://www.seatguru.com/
04:33 PM on 04/27/2013
Good luck....Happy landing
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Gilbert Albright
10:05 AM on 04/27/2013
How can a poor country like Ethiopia where half the people are starving even afford an airliner?
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gr8bsn
An equal opportunity offender since 1978
10:12 AM on 04/27/2013
Because the airline is not the country.
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Gilbert Albright
02:16 PM on 04/27/2013
Probably from all foreign investments.
05:17 PM on 04/27/2013
i guess you have some lack of knowledge about Ethiopia.Ethiopia is a poor country compared to wherever you live, but that doesn't mean the country can't afford to have an airline. FYI Ethiopia has the best airline in Africa with highest safety record. This airline is a great pride for that country. It connects many African nations. i could go on. but if you wanted to educate yourself, get out of your county or zip code and meet people with good knowledge about that country, visit Ethiopian air line web site, or Google.
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Gilbert Albright
10:22 PM on 04/27/2013
Ethiopia has the best airline in Africa with highest safety record

Easy to have a high safety record with few flights. Nobody wants to go there anyway and see people starving, except doctors who treat sick people, and the people who live their can't afford a plane ticket. The Airline is there soling to serve the Rich People of the country as a private air service.
09:52 AM on 04/27/2013
Ethiopian Airlines has a 787 in their fleet? Not trying to be a smartass, I just wouldn't have thought so.
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isaidthetruth
10:19 AM on 04/27/2013
It is the 4th biggest air market in Africa.
11:43 AM on 04/27/2013
So the biggest markets have what, 5 airports?
04:39 PM on 04/27/2013
What is wrong with a country having an airlines?
05:35 PM on 04/27/2013
Foday, there is nothing wrong with a country having an airline. That's the reason I put the "not trying to be a smartass" caveat in my post. I wasn't trying to diss Ethiopia.....If Albanian Airlines or Luxembourg Express had a 787 I would be just as surprised. No offense intended my friend.
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Steven Travis
Really, do you need one?
09:49 AM on 04/27/2013
"But he noted that the root cause of smoldering batteries experienced by the two different 787s may never be known because the evidence was destroyed by heat"

Any GOOD engineer should be able to tell you that if you can't identify the Root Cause, you can't say that the solution you've devised has addressed the issue.
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12:22 PM on 04/27/2013
No, but with a proper DFMEA you can judge risk and consequences.
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Steven Travis
Really, do you need one?
04:29 PM on 04/27/2013
They did a DFMEA and a Hazard Analysis prior to shipping the first 787.   How did that work out?

That still doesn't answer the question - if you don't have an RC how do you know the solution you implemented fixes the problem?  BTW, there's no answer to that - I've been in too many situations where the engineer claims to have a fix for a problem he can't define;  it usually ends up not being a fix.
09:46 AM on 04/27/2013
That is a beautiful machine.
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mick719
Obamacare, Best Care Anywhere
10:05 AM on 04/27/2013
it's really sexy.
10:37 AM on 04/27/2013
not like debbie wasaman schultz
04:41 PM on 04/27/2013
A beautiful machine with troublesome engineering and questionable air worthy.
05:00 PM on 04/27/2013
Oh I thought it was a state of the art aircraft that you're hardly qualified to discuss....