Places that begin with S — Seattle started the love affair with this letter, Switzerland spurred my eyes upward to the high mountains, and Singapore sparked my curiosity. A friend’s wedding a few weeks ago brought me to San Francisco, nearly 3000 miles away on the opposite end of the continent.
In the last year, I’ve been fortunate to fly on four planes I never figured I’d take: N777UA, the 747-8I, the 777-300ER, and, this year, the 787. Over a decade separates the first flight of the 777 from that of the 787, and although the two might look alike at first glance, it’s surprising how little the new plane seems to differ to the unsuspecting passenger. After all — a widebody is a widebody, right?