04/30/2012 06:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Travel Detective: Reviewing The Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VIDEO)

After a decade of delays, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- once jokingly referred to as the "7-late-7" -- is in flight. I went on board one of the first trips with ANA Airways traveling from Tokyo to Frankfurt to report on the plane's amenities and the overall flying experience.

Did it live up to the hype? You bet.

From a more spacious cabin to redesigned luggage bins to larger windows and real flat seats, there are significant, game-changing improvements to the flying experience as well as a few design surprises. To check out the whole experience, watch my Travel Detective review.