It was my ‘Meet the 787′ day!
I was at Washington Dulles (IAD) airport a couple of days ago, ready to board my flight to Houston (IAH). As I walked towards security, I looked out and saw what was most likely an Ethiopian airlines Boeing 787! The swept back wings were distinctive, even from a distance.
I decided to take the mobile lounge instead of the train to see if I could get a closer look. It was a great decision. The bus passed right by the aircraft and I got two great shots ‘Africa’s First’ Dreamliner.
Note the phenomenal wing tips!
I thought I was done. I tweeted the pictures and relaxed in my upgraded flight to IAH. As we landed, I looked out the window and what do I see? A United 787 Taxiing right by the terminal!
United has been flying there new planes on domestic routes out of IAH, till they start their international routes.
I hurried off the plane, hoping the Dreamliner had not left. I was really lucky as it was just spinning up its jets and starting to taxi towards the runway.
It turned right in front of me and waited as I got a couple of good pictures!
I would rather have been flying in one of these brand new jets, but this was the next best thing!
If anyone else has any 787 pictures, please share!
- Pictures from the Swiss Business Lounge at ZRH
- Taxiing around FRA
- Pictures from the Window seat: LAX-IAD