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United Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

United Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

United Airlines became the first airline in the United States to operate the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner when it accepted delivery of one on Monday.
The Boeing 787-10 is the biggest in the Dreamliner fleet.  It is 1’ 6” (457 mm) wider and 37’ 11” (11.6 meters) longer than the original Dreamliner and can carry 32 business-class passengers and 298 in coach in a typical two-class configuration.
The move made United the …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2018

November, the penultimate month of the calendar, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of Spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
Robert Esnault-Pelterie, a French aviation pioneer, was born on November 8, 1881. He developed the idea of ailerons, which allow “banking” of …

Lobby Bar – October 6: Star Trek, The Swingin’ 60s, and ‘I’ll Take Airport History for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: The Airline With the Most Cancelled Flights
Catch me if you can.  The Pan Am Museum Foundation celebrated the opening of an exhibit on the Boeing 707, the aircraft that ushered in the jet age.  No. 1 Pan Am Fan and FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira was, of course, in attendance at the retro 60s gala, which included a dinner inspired by the first Pan Am 707 flight from …

United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines and Boeing announced that the airline had placed an order for nine additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be outfitted with United’s new Polaris business-class seats.
United ordered four additional 787-9 Dreamliners in July of this year as well. The airline currently operates 25 787-9s and 12 787-8s in its Dreamliner fleet. It has 14 787-10 Dreamliners on order and slated to be delivered in 2018 …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2018

October, the tenth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendar, was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar and its name comes from the Latin word for eight, “octo.” October will forever be associated with Oktoberfest, a celebration of Bavarian culture and Bavarian beer that now begins at the end of September in Munich.
The month of October is also associated with the beginning of fall …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2018

The month of August, named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. August is the eighth month of both the Julian and Gregorian calendar and was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar. The month was chosen by Augustus because several of his greatest triumphs including the conquest of Egypt took place in this month.
August is …