The 787 Dreamliner (Parts 3-4)


Part 3: So here I am in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It’s the greatest and most advanced aircraft ever designed by Boeing. With a plastic body and LED lighting it is billed as the most comfortable way ever devised to fly.

In my first five minutes while trying to turn on a reading light I pressed a button and sprung open the oxygen masks. I pushed the only switch next to the lights, and it turns out to not be a light switch.

Embarrassed, I am switched to another seat while they duct-tape the mask hatch closed.

Comfortably settled and now in-flight I start to relax. (My goof resulted in the plane taking off late.)

Colin Berkshire