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How to Say '787 Dreamliner' in Spanish

Where: Santiago, Chile
January 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM | by | ()

How do you say "787?" Seven-eight-seven or seven-eighty-seven? Though technically both are perfectly acceptable, the language may vary depending on the country to/from which you're flying the new airplane. And, since United is the only US operator of the airlines with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the international names for the bird are more prevalent.

Before we set off on last week's LAN inaugural flight from LAX-SCL on their newest Dreamliner, @PointstoPointB tweeted us to ask: "how do they call the plane in Spanish onboard? Siete Ocho Siete? Siete Ochenta y Siete? El Sueñoliner?"

Well, dearest @PointstoPointB and future flyers of the LAN Dreamliner, we cleared up the issue firsthand with LAN's flight attendants. Their answer:

Saying '787' in Spanish from Jaunted on Vimeo.

There you have it: siete ocho siete. And, after pressing them further, they admitted to never calling it "El Sueñoliner" as "Dreamliner" it is and will be, no matter the language.

Check back tomorrow for our full review and photo galleries of the flight!

Disclosure: We traveled onboard the inaugural as a guest of LAN Airlines, but all jet lag, photos and opinions are strictly our own.

[Photos and video: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]

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