November 5, 2012 1:28 PM   Subscribe

Oh to stretch one's legs on an airplane! Such a 1970s idea of traveling...BECAUSE it's been since 1976 since I could stretch my legs on a flight!
posted by Yellow (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Seems like a neat plane, but this is just a sort of shortish puff piece. Maybe there's a more substantial post to be made about the history and making of the 787? -- cortex

Best legroom I ever got on a flight was on a Tu-154 flying out of St. Petersburg.

I waited till we'd Landed before I told my wife everything I knew about the Tu-154 and it's safety record. I believe they don't fly them anymore...
posted by Artw at 1:33 PM on November 5, 2012

The Dreamliner’s windows — bigger than those on any commercial plane — don’t have pull-down shades; they go from transparent to dark with the touch of an electrochromatic dimming button. They’re also positioned higher, so even folks stuck in middle seats were able to get a view.

Higher windows! I like that, I'm tall enough that most airplane windows only come up to my shoulder level and I have to contort myself to see out.
posted by octothorpe at 1:39 PM on November 5, 2012

Flight from NY to Paris was the last time I ever allowed anything to be put in the seat in front of me. That's when I learned how important it is to be able to stretch my legs in what pitiful room I am allowed in my not-first-class seat. I haven't taken a flight nearly that long since then (2003), but wow... yeah, never again.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 1:42 PM on November 5, 2012

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