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Passengers of an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 are welcomed by lion dance to celebrate the airplane's inaugural commercial flight from Japan, at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. The jet, nicknamed The Dreamliner by Boeing Corp., was flown by Japan's All Nippon Airways and was packed with aviation reporters and enthusiasts — some of whom paid thousands of dollars for the privilege. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Boeing 787 Dreamliner's 1st flight

January 1, 1970

After a delay of more than three years, Boeing's much-hyped jet, the 787, made its first commercial flight on Oct. 26, from Tokyo to Hong Kong — and landed on-time. (AP)