Storify: First United Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at O’Hare

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An early morning flight for the 787 Dreamliner – made by Chicago-based Boeing for Chicago-based United Airlines – marked a major milestone in the troubled jet’s history.

Sun-Times reporter Lori Rackl was among the passengers onboard for the inaugural flight. Here are observations by her and others throughout the trip from Houston.

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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner’s first United flight to Chicago’s O’Hare

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lori Rackl was onboard for the inaugural flight of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner – the culmination of years of development and pitfalls for the mega-jet. Here are tweets and pictures from Rackl and others involved.

Storified by Chicago Sun-Times · Sun, Nov 04 2012 08:33:10

United launches Boeing Dreamliner with festive first commercial flight – Chicago Sun-TimesBY LORI RACKL Travel Writer United Continental’s first Dreamliner is shown off. Updated: HOUSTON – Most flights from Houston to Chicago d…We are getting a water canon salute as we pull into the gate @united #787 #dreamliner shot from the BIG windows http://pic.twitter.com/RXrv0FhVJeffrey HayzlettJust touched down in Chicago on #United’s first commercial #787 flight. Unlike the Boeing Dreamliner itself, we arrived ahead of schedule.Lori RacklUnited’s first passenger flight of the new @Boeing 787 Dreamliner is wheels down at O’Hare… 11 minutes ahead of schedule.Ben BradleyFlight 1116 has landed @Fly2Ohare. It will take Capt. Starley a few minutes to taxi our 787 to Gate C20. Welcome to Chicago.United.@United CEO Jeff Smisek greets customers during the flight. #United787 http://pic.twitter.com/8kcxpzuwJames ScottJust landed early on the inaugural @united #787 #dreamliner flight — was very special. Will post pics in FB fan page laterJeffrey HayzlettA peek inside Boeing’s #787 Dreamliner. http://pic.twitter.com/tctxomuCLori RacklFlight 1116, our 787, has crossed into Illinois. Should be on final approach to @Fly2Ohare soon. #United787.UnitedIt’s about to cross out of Texas. MT @BenBradleyABC7 On ABC7 @united ‘s first 787 on the way to ChgoUnitedFlight 1116, our @BoeingAirplanes 787, has departed the gate and is taxiing for takeoff. Want to track it? Tail number is #904UnitedCapt. Jim Starley talks with reporters. He’ll pilot the 787 to Chicago this morning. http://twitpic.com/baa2bmUnitedOur 787 awaits its first customers at Gate E5 at @IAH. http://twitpic.com/baa1acUnitedOn-time and boarding the FIRST @united #Dreamliner flight to @fly2ohare http://pic.twitter.com/zyghA0yHHouston Bush Airport#united breaks out special #Dreamliner cookies for its inaugural flight http://pic.twitter.com/R8l2FvcWLori RacklUp early at Bush Airport in Houston for #United’s 1st #787 flight http://pic.twitter.com/AZAQodcyLori RacklBoeing Dreamliner makes U.S. debut http://dlvr.it/2Qny8XCNN InternationalUnited’s first Dreamliner ready for take off Sunday – Chicago Sun-TimesFasten your seat belt, stow your tray table and adjust your seat to the upright position: After one heck of a delay, United Airlines’ fir…Boeing delivers United’s first 787 Dreamliner – Chicago Sun-TimesBY DAVID ROEDER Business Reporter Updated: United Airlines said Monday it has taken delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner, the Boeing Co. …

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