Aircraft are ordered years in advance. How is a designer supposed to predict what the world will look like years ahead? Could any designer have fully imagined how large human beings would become over the last 10 or 20 years? Could any designer have foreseen all the iPads and laptops that now populate cabins and annoy anyone who prefers to travel in peace and not work? Still, in order to make Silicon Valley's finest (who, you might conclude, aren't all that refined) as comfortable as possible, British Airways is using its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the San Jose-Heathrow route. Get the full story at