First F trip on 787-9 to KL

Old Dec 22, 15, 10:07 am
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First F trip on 787-9 to KL

Done a few trips in F on 747 and 777 but it's my first trip on the 787. Was wondering if anyone has any tips / what are differences to 747 / 777?

Also, do you still get PJs or have these fallen foul of BA's "enhancements" 😉
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Old Dec 22, 15, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by SEW247 View Post
Done a few trips in F on 747 and 777 but it's my first trip on the 787. Was wondering if anyone has any tips / what are differences to 747 / 777?

Also, do you still get PJs or have these fallen foul of BA's "enhancements" 😉
Flew to AUH on the 789 in F a couple of days ago. You do still get PJs! The F service is no different to the 747/777. The cabin obviously is smaller and more intimate with just the 8 seats. The seat to me see end more spacious than others and there is a lot more storage space around the seat. A member of crew mentioned that many more electronic gadgets are being left behind in the storage cupboards on the 789 than other aircraft. I enjoyed the flight and the seat is an improvement in my view.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 11:49 am
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I heard from BA that this is the latest version of their F. Curious to hear what others think.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 12:11 pm
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I flew the 787-9, albeit not in F, to Abu Dhabi recently. Seems more spacious and airy overall, lot quieter too.
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Old Dec 23, 15, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by Paren View Post
I flew the 787-9, albeit not in F, to Abu Dhabi recently. Seems more spacious and airy overall, lot quieter too.
Any comment about feeling more hydrated / generally more human on landing? I was reading that the 787 is apparently pressurised at a lower equivalent altitude which is meant to be better for sinuses etc, but also better for in-flight hydration...?
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Old Dec 23, 15, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by so3003 View Post
Any comment about feeling more hydrated / generally more human on landing? I was reading that the 787 is apparently pressurised at a lower equivalent altitude which is meant to be better for sinuses etc, but also better for in-flight hydration...?
Too lazy too Google it but I think the 787 is pressurized around 6,000 ft and other airplanes are about 8,000 ft. I might be wrong.

I flew EZE-MEX last week on AeroMexico for the first time in J on a 787 and I will admit that I slept almost the entire ride, did not have any sinus issues (which I have on every plane all the time), and woke up without feeling why dehydration.

It's my only time in J on a 787 but from my experience they obviously did SOMETHING with the pressure cuz I slept so well! (I've only been in J on 777, 747, A330, A380, 767, & now a 787).
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Any comment about feeling more hydrated / generally more human on landing? I was reading that the 787 is apparently pressurised at a lower equivalent altitude which is meant to be better for sinuses etc, but also better for in-flight hydration...?
Flown 787 three times and I have never really noticed a difference.

Biggest difference for me was the quietness of the plane, which makes the cabin noises seem a lot louder. People talking with noise cancelling headphones on and galley noise all seem a lot louder than normal. Not too bad on day flights but I found it a people on the night flight even when wearing my headphones.
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Regarding quieter plane = noisier cabin
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Not too bad on day flights but I found it a problem on the night flight even when wearing my headphones.
And KL is a night flight both ways.
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Old Dec 23, 15, 4:50 am
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Any comment about feeling more hydrated / generally more human on landing? I was reading that the 787 is apparently pressurised at a lower equivalent altitude which is meant to be better for sinuses etc, but also better for in-flight hydration...?
I noticed a difference, but only vs certain aircraft. 747s guarantee me a nosebleed a day or two after landing and older 777s sometimes do. No such issues with the 787 or the A380.

The biggest difference on the 787 is the window size imo, and then the stability in turbulence.
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What do all the light controls do? There seem to be about 4 light switches, I could only see three lights, and only one seemed to work (the overhead one!)

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Old Aug 14, 20, 11:59 pm
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On the 789 you canít dine with your partner in the same seat, like on the 747/380/777.
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Old Aug 15, 20, 3:55 am
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What do all the light controls do? There seem to be about 4 light switches, I could only see three lights, and only one seemed to work (the overhead one!)

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If I recall right you select the light button and then adjust with the knob. One is for the lamp, canít recall on the others, assume one for the reading light and I think one turns the lot off. A problem I found is that the icons get worn away so itís a bit of guesswork to work out whatís what.
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