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Field of 'Dreamliners': LAX launches Boeing 787s to Japan and Chile

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner First Class Cabin

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The crew rest compartment in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet is seen on March 14, 2012 in Long Beach, California.

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787 Dreamliner Interior: larger windows and overhead storage bins

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Ceilings on the interior of the Dreamliner are higher than 9 feet in some places.

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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the company's factory in Everett, Wash. Orders for aircraft drove the increase in demand for durable goods last month.

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787 Dreamliner nose to nose with C17 cargo jet in Long Beach.

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Boeing employees work on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of the assembly lines February 14, 2011 at the company's factory in Everett, Washington. The NLRB was recently criticized for deciding to sue the company.


On Thursday, United Airlines expanded its service with the first regularly scheduled 787 route between LAX and Tokyo. Additionally, LAN Airlines celebrated the inaugural US flight of its 787 Dreamliner from LAX to Santiago, Chile.

In locked and upright anticipation, local fans of flying metal first saw Boeing's Dreamliner when it touch-down in Southern California last March during the 787 Dream Tour, KPCC reported.

The 250-passenger, new-generation commercial aircraft was designed with a flight range of 8,200 nautical miles, and "extensive use of composite materials and reconceived aerodynamics have resulted in fuel consumption that is 20 percent lower than previous generation jets and it also boasts lower carbon dioxide emissions," explains U-T San Diego.

Future passengers aboard Boeing's baby can expect to find better air filtration, bigger overhead bins, redesigned lighting, and larger windows. 

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