Ki­wis to en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence of theDream­liner

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One of the world’s most mod­ern jet air­lin­ers, the Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner, will be travelling the air high­ways of the world as China South­ern Air­lines in­creases its routes.

Christchurch is now a part of China South­ern Air­lines’ net­work and the Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner will be a fa­mil­iar sight in our skies.

The Dream­liner has many at­tributes that add to the com­fort and travel ex­pe­ri­ence of those who fly in her.

Boe­ing even claims to have en­gi­neered it so pas­sen­gers could fly 16 hours and still feel rel­a­tively fresh when they dis­em­bark.

You’ll feel like you’re travelling at 6000 feet above sea level (sub­stan­tially lower than other air­craft) and there­fore will be less li­able to be sus­cep­ti­ble to headaches and the symp­toms of jet­lag.

The Dream­liner also has a bet­ter air fil­tra­tion sys­tem that some of its com­peti­tors and there is more hu­mid­ity than in com­pa­ra­ble planes so you are less likely to in­cur chapped lips or dried nasal pas­sages.

The long-range, mid-size long body, twin-en­gined air­liner has a range of more than 15,000 kilo­me­tres, a top speed of more than 950kmh and a cruise speed of 913kmh.

Its fuse­lage is made of large one-piece bar­rel sec­tions made from car­bon com­pos­ite ma­te­rial. This ap­proach elim­i­nated the need for 1500 alu­minium sheets and 40,000 to 50,000 fas­ten­ers per sec­tion, which makes the plane lighter, more aero­dy­nam­i­cally ef­fi­cient and there­fore more fu­el­ef­fi­cient.

Its win­dows are 30 per­cent larger than those of the 777, mak­ing the cabin seem lighter and brighter.

Win­dow shades do not ex­ist ei­ther. In­stead, you can con­trol the light com­ing through with the push of a but­ton.

LED light­ing per­mits flight at­ten­dants to reg­u­late the am­bi­ence of the cabin to ap­pro­pri­ate lev­els.

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