Sometimes the perks of the job are wonderful.
Boeing has recently launched their latest jet - the Boeing 777-200LR which has a published range of 17,600km and two whopping GE-90-115B engines which churn out 230,000 pounds of thrust. That is around 100,000 kgs of pure power.
Anyway the point is, Boeing has invited some 30-odd reporters for a joyride to show off the plane to two customers Air-India and Jet Airways (even though the first plane, the one we ride on is being delivered to Pakistan International Airlines) for a two-hour joyride over Delhi tomorrow morning. And I am gonna be there. I love planes and love riding planes and this is great. I have flown shorter range versions of the Boeing 777 on Singapore and Thai, and it is a great plane. I really am looking forward to this.
The bummer is that I have to report at the airport at 7.30 in the morning. Which is freaking early.