• The 787 Dreamliner is the most uncomfortable squishy plane in the skies.

  • It's different to baked beans. The 787 is made with giant composite plastic barrels, or cylinders. They have to be baked in massive kilns as single-piece cylinders. It makes it harder to find cracks or faults, and even more difficult to repair them.The other main composite-plastic airliner, the A...

  • But the Dreamliner is made of baked barrels. What sort of aircraft has built in fireplaces to contain lithium fires? And even the fire extinguishers on its engines often don't work properly.

  • I don't like the idea of a Dreamliner. I don't trust it. There were the fire troubles that led to its grounding a few years ago. Huge banks of lithium batteries under the floor. The plastic composite airframe. Plus, the squishiest seats in the sky, with the narrowest width.

  • Qantas updates Android app

    Aug 12, 2013, 12:39 PM

    That's pretty clever.

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