In the January 2012 issue of Airliner World, Lee Simonetta recounted his trip to Japan to fly on the world’s first Dreamliner passenger service operated by by All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Having flown on the first passenger flight of the Airbus A380 with Singapore Airlines in October, 2007, the author set himself a goal to be on the first passenger flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with All Nippon Airways (ANA) - and accomplished his mission.
On October 25, 2011, there was a special media event on the 37th floor of the Intercontinental ANA Tokyo Hotel which set the stage for the first flight of an ANA Dreamliner the following day from Narita to Hong Kong. The author attended as a guest of Ms Nao Gunji, of ANA Marketing and Sales the Americas, who had co-ordinated the arrangements. ANA has always been the launch customer for the Dreamliner.