Washington Dulles International Airport hosted Emirates Airlines for a grand welcoming event that marks the beginning of weekly non-stop service from Dulles to Dubai, along with revolutionary in-flight customer service including complimentary food and beverage (to include alcoholic beverages), as well as free door-to-door limousine service to and from 1st Class passenger's airports. Emirates President Tim Clark was on hand for the events, and answered questions at the press conference.
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Ethiopian Airlines welcomed Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner to their fleet. Dulles hosted a Fifty for 50th celebration to mark the occasion, allowing 50 lucky people to come watch the 787 land from on the runway, join in the festivities at the press conference, and then go on a tour of the new aircraft.
As Boeing's 787 Dreamliner makes its world debut tour, Washington Dulles International Airport was naturally one of its stops as the large airport serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area will naturally see quite a few of these brand new birds as they take to the skies. In person, the 787 seems smaller than expected from pictures, however the interior is extremely roomy and comfortable. It has that "new-plane-smell" and is oozing with technological goodies and creature comforts. The new seagull-like wing design is most notable on this new aircraft, but can only be fully appreciated in person - it's quite magnificent! You can view the entire set of photos here on my Flickr.