We like to talk about the efficiencies the 787 brings to our customers. But it’s even better to hear other people say good things about the airplane—especially a pilot.
After Jetstar took delivery of its first 787 this week, the airline flew the Dreamliner to Honolulu before continuing on to Melbourne. As they left Hawaii, the crew realized a Jetstar A330 would be leaving not too far behind them carrying vacationers back home to Australia.
Jetstar’s 787 leaves Everett on its delivery flight.
The pilot of the 787 decided to let everyone on board know about this—and made the following announcement to airline executives, employees and media in the cabin.
“There’s a Jetstar A330 following us home to Melbourne today. We (the Dreamliner) will take 10 hours and 20 minutes to complete the journey while the A330 will take 10 hours and 50 minutes, we will use 15 percent less fuel, and we have 25 more seats on board. Anyone that says (the Dreamliner) isn’t a game-changing aircraft just needs to look at the statistics.”
Congratulations to Jetstar for taking delivery of their first 787. Read more about what sounded like a great delivery flight.