I’m in Japan. It’s 8:10 PM here (3:10 AM at home).
I took ANA’s direct flight from Seattle to Narita, which was my first ride on the 787. Initial reaction: It’s small. At least, the economy section seems really small — it’s three sections of three, but it’s not very long.
Second reaction: ANA is still a better airline than United. Their food is better, their service is better, they have per-person screens on every flight I’ve been on, USB charging port at every seat, you can go to the back of the plane and get yourself a drink, etc.
Third reaction: The ANA 787 is equipped with a diabolical commode. It has an automatic flusher, which is annoying, but get this: It also automatically closes the lid. Imagine my horror when I went into the bathroom, lifted the lid, pulled out my equipment, and a moment before I produced a stream, the toilet decided to autonomously close the lid and flush! I managed to catch it and keep it open and make no mess, but then it tried to close and flush again while I was midstream!
Later in the flight, I sat on the toilet for a little while, during which it tried to close the lid ON ME several times.
I think I’ve been traumatized.