Continental Airlines offered a sneak preview of its Boeing 787 aircraft interior today at the 2010 National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention & Expo.
The carrier says the 787 mock-up offers just “a glimpse of what’s ahead for air travel in the future”. In addition to all the usual 787 features (bigger bins, ambient LEDs, electrochromatic shades), you’ll see below that the Continental mock-up includes some of the carrier’s regular BusinessFirst seats with Panasonic Avionics in-flight entertainment.
Continental has orders for 25 787s with deliveries beginning in the third quarter of 2011. The carrier plans to initially use the twinjets to launch nonstop flights to Auckland, New Zealand, and Lagos, Nigeria, from its Houston hub.
Following display at the 2010 NBTA International Convention & Expo, Continental will exhibit the 787 mock-up fuselage at its Houston hub in Bush Intercontinental Airport’s Terminal E.
What do you think? Should Continental try to change things up for the 787 or stay consistent with the same BusinessFirst seats?