State-owned carrier Air India has closed bookings on Boeing Co Dreamliner-operated flights “for the time being” until safety concerns are addressed.
However, the grounding of all six Boeing 787 Dreamliners has not gone down well with flyers who preferred a Boeing 787 flight for its sate-of the-art in-flight entertainment system, flat-bed recline, reading lamps, large LCD screens and enhanced gaseous filtration system ( the cabin in the aircraft is pressurised to a match a maximum of 6,000 feet as compared to 8,000 feet in other aircraft) that lessens dizziness and headache inside the aircraft.
According to a report in the Times of India, passengers in Chennai who were earlier scheduled to fly on a 787 were disappointed when they were briefed about the grounding since it meant no wide windows, no better leg room or in-flight entertainment.
A CNN report suggests a Boeing 787 flight is 60 percent less noisy that other aircraft, and at 18 inches, the windows too are larger and give you a clearer view outside.
18/01/13 First Post.com