My flight home from San Diego opened with a propaganda video from United Airlines about how excited they are to be taking delivery of their first Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" airplane. Meanwhile, Boeing shares are down 2.6 percent today on the news that a Dreamliner randomly caught fire on the ground today in Boston's Logan Airport.
The reassuring news, allegedly, is that since this fire related to the auxiliary power system it couldn't happen while people were actually aboard a flying plane.
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