One day shy of my birthday, ANA will take delivery of the first Boeing 787-9 directly from Boeing field. 

The airline will be the first to operate the stretched model of the Dreamliner when it operates a special flight from Tokyo Haneda airport over Mount Fuji carrying Japanese and American elementary school children living in Japan. These, the airline says, are the “next generation of air passengers.”

The airline will operate the new addition to the fleet on domestic routes only until April 2015.