10 Reasons – Why not to fly with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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  1. Pedro says:

    Overall interior design of the plane can look nice and tidy but looking into the details it is definitely cheap and doesn’t give an impression to last. Flying Kenya Airways 787 from Paris to Nairobi last month one of the windows was not working. It was on the right hand side and as we were flying southbound the poor passengers in that row had to bear 7 hours of sun in their faces. The 3x3x3 is the worse combination, what a bad idea.

  2. Bob says:

    Thanks for the insight. We just had a relative that flew from Taipei and was on a 787 and was not impressed. &$& Business still the best with A340 Business close behind. At leats the batteries didnt catch on fire on your flight!!!

  3. Pedro says:

    Whilst I also avoid / refuse to fly the 787 for the same passenger comfort reasons as you, in fairness none of these criticisms are due to the Boeing 787 or its design. These are all decisions of the airlines to take the opportunity to cram more passengers into a new aircraft. We are seeing the same trend with airlines on existing aircraft (e.g. British Airways short haul fleet; Emirates with its 10-abreast B777 fleet).

    Seating decisions are made by the airline, not Boeing (Boeing don’t provide or install the seats!). Airlines are just taking advantage of a new aircraft design to take a new approach to seating.

  4. Juan says:

    I agree the 787 aircraft and seats are horrible compared to the A330. The cabin is cluttered, dark, and in lack of styling that you feel you are flying on a military air charter. The seats feel like sitting on a park bench for over 8 hours. The lavatories are small with small sinks. The engines vibrate less than the 777 but still not as smooth as the A330. The A330 is spacious, better seats, more overhead bin space, large galleys in the rear with larger lavatories and flies smoother and just feels like a wide body should feel.

    Equally, I was very disappointed in flying the 787-800. Withe very low cabin pressurization, there was a constant line to the lavatories of people relieving themselves including myself. Water bottles expanded at altitude and shrunk in a crushing way during landing.

    Boeing products are a disappointment hence why the Airbus A330 and A350 are such great aircraft for overseas flights. I intentionally avoid the Boeing 767 and 787 products and put up with the annoying vibration of the 777

  5. Alex P says:

    wow, that sounds nothing like the American Airlines 787-8s and 787-9s I’ve flow on. I always had great flights on them. you should try another airline. the passenger cabin is made by suppliers and is selected by the airline, not the manufacturer of the airplane.

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