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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

Yesterday, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight in commercial service, flying more than 200 passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong. Chris Sloan, an aviation writer who was covering the first flight for Airways magazine and Airchive.com, was one of those passengers, and he shared his experience--and these photos--with CNET.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

In the airport in Tokyo, an ANA sign welcomes passengers to their historic flight.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

A digital board in the airport in Tokyo shows a list of upcoming flights. Toward the bottom is the listing for the first Dreamliner flight, ANA flight NH7871 to Hong Kong.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

This is a boarding pass for the first Dreamliner passenger flight, ANA flight 7871 from Tokyo to Hong Kong on October 25, 2011.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

This is a certificate passengers aboard the flight received prior to boarding.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

ANA embroidered a "787 We fly first" logo on the Dreamliner's seats.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

The ANA flight crew waits for passengers on the first flight.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

Passengers aboard the flight file into their seats.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

Flight attendants aboard the flight show off a special 787 Dreamliner brochure.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

Here, we see the meal menu for the first ANA Dreamliner flight.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

An ANA flight attendant waits for passengers at a console toward the front of the Dreamliner.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

To commemorate the first flight, a truck shoots a giant water spout in the air as the plane taxis toward takeoff.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

As the Dreamliner soars between Tokyo and Hong Kong, its left wing is seen outside the window.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

The plane's LED lights are designed to change during flight in order to help with passengers' moods.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

Here, we see the lights have changed colors completely from the previous image.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

Another innovative design on the Dreamliner is that its windows can darken or lighten up, as the passenger wishes. Here, one window is seen fully bright, while another is darker.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

This is the Dreamliner's multimedia controller.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

This is the interactive flight map, seen on the back of a passenger's seat.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

This photograph shows a set of Dreamliner-themed materials given to each passenger.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

As the plane taxis into the terminal in Hong Kong, passengers were welcomed by a large banner.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

This is another welcome banner in Hong Kong.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

First 787 flight sign

Flights board

Boarding pass

Boarding certificate

We fly first

Flight crew waits

Filing into seats

Brochure

Menu

Console with flight attendant

Water spout

Wing in flight

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights 2

Colored window

Controller

Flight map

Dreamliner packet

Banner in Hong Kong

Welcome banner

With lions

One more banner, along with special celebratory lions, welcomed passengers on board the first Dreamliner flight.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Sloan, Airchive.com/2C Media
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