Seated in the middle of economy with four seats to either side, my view outside the window couldn't be clearer.
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Sure, that "view" happens to be the tarmac at Boeing's Seattle factory for now but I am assured that once we take-off - I will be seeing the same sights as whoever has the window seat.
It's the higher, larger windows on Air New Zealand's 787-9 Dreamliner that make this possible, while also brightening the cabin with more natural daylight.
If I was to need yet more illumination during flight, I can activate a reading light from the tablet-like in-flight entertainment system with a tap of my finger.
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I could also easily tap for a steward or to access the vast range of movies, television shows, music - and even Trip Advisor information at my fingertips.
It is clear to see passenger comfort is on the rise with this craft.
Economy Skycouch - the next class up - holds 14 rows of seats that convert (in sets of three) into spacious couches.
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Deeper than a sofa in your average sitting room, the Skycouch doesn't waste any precious cabin space - but may raise some serious questions about the legitimacy of spooning in public.
Premium Economy provides armchair-esque reclining seats with wide armrests and extendable footrests, whilst Business Economy offers lay-flat seating with memory foam mattress.
Passengers of any class will also note the added touch of novelty wallpaper decorating the bathrooms - with each ergonomically designed (but still cupboard sized) hideaway adorned with a unique design.
# Morgan Tait travelled to Seattle courtesy of Air New Zealand