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Inside ANA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner on First Delivery Day

September 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

The celebration is still going strong today in Everett, WA as Boeing and ANA welcome the first finished and delivered 787 Dreamliner to the skies. We mean literally, as today focused on seeing off the fresh bird as she took flight towards her new home in Tokyo.

It's been a long and different road for all parties involved in the 787, and it's crazy to step inside and walk the aisles, sit in the seats, poke the seatback TV screens, and think all the sweat that went into this moment.

We won't bother with the colorful adjectives as the photos speak for themselves. And now, the interior of ANA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner:

Interior features to look for on ANA's 787:
· Bigger, awesomer windows with a soft button that allows for five levels of dimming, including black-out (though it stays a cool blue)
· LED lighting that allows for the interior to mimic dawn, dusk, and everything in between. At mealtimes, the lighting adopts a warm orange tone, making your food actually appear yummier.
· Only 12 Business Class seats, no First Class. This plane will be used on domestic Japan routes, so there's a greater need for economy as far as the eye can see. A different configuration applies for their long-haul 787.
· A Business Class perk of a wine and sake bar.
· Touchscreen, on-demand in-flight entertainment. Plus a controller at eye-level, instead of wedged into your armrest.
· USB and plug outlets at every seat. Hallelujah.
· A neutral, uniformly-pleasing interior design scheme. No rainbows or sakura; this plane means business.
· Overhead bins that are not only easier to reach (despite a higher ceiling), but also with latches which you may push or pull to open.
· Large bathrooms, some with windows, and all with Toto Washlet toilets (aka the automatic ones that'll wash you butt for you).
· No more dry airplane air with a new air pressurization system that changes the cabin air earlier in the flight.
· Decreased engine noise and a smoother ride (explaining all this gets technical, so trust us).

Curious about the slick exterior? See our shots of that right here.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]

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