All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 takes off for the new airplane's inaugural commercial flight to Hong Kong at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
October 26, 2011 7:23:45 AM PDT
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Associated Press
ABOARD ANA FLIGHT 7871 (AP) - October 26, 2011 --
Boeing's much-anticipated 787 carried its first passengers Wednesday on a four-hour, 8-minute flight filled with cheers, picture-taking and swapping of aviation stories.