The Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner” is driving me mad. I’m torn. I’ve been waiting years to work this thing, but now…am I sure I want to?
I’ve long pinned my hopes on the 787 to fill the void that seems inevitable in the long-term – the one left by the dwindling dominance of the most glamorous aircraft ever. (I’m referring to the 747, of course.) A one-story plane is never really going to do that but I’m pragmatic; it’s the best candidate we’ve got. The A380 offers the all-important stairwell – that weirdly potent symbol of status and intrigue. But US carriers don’t seem interested in that plane. At all.
I tell myself I don’t mind that I’ll probably never work an A380, as a nickname like “ScareBus” has a way of sticking in the brain… (Read More)