It can be really hard to get an honest, unbiased look at anything that is new. That really is no surprise since the first group to share any information are the people who build it. Up until recently, pretty much everything we have heard about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has come from Boeing. As much fun as it is to listen to the Kool-Aid drinkers from any company, it is so refreshing to get an unbiased perspective.
That is exactly what you can get from Brett Snyder, The Cranky Flier. If you are not familiar with his blog, I highly recommend that you go to his blog regularly as he always provides a very nice perspective of whatever he writes about.
In this case, he had the opportunity to go and take a tour of the 787 Dreamliner while on its tour stop in Long Beach. He provides some really fun pictures, as well as a short video, and a nice refreshing perspective. I am so jealous, and I hope that I get the opportunity to see it for myself sometime soon.
My dad has dreamed of flying on a 747 his entire life, and came as close as sitting on one when the flight got cancelled and they had to switch planes. I have a feeling that the 787 may just be that plane for me. Right now there are so few of them, and most of them are overseas, so I don’t see a chance to fly on one anytime soon. In the meantime, I will live vicariously through those who have the opportunity.