American Airlines Announces Their First 787 Routes

It’s finally time to fly an American Airlines 787.  Ever since I took off on the inaugural 787 Dreamliner flight from the US to Tokyo, I’ve been excited for the day my favorite airline starts flying the 787.  American has officially announced their initial routes, all of which go on sale tomorrow, February 14th:

  • Similar to United, American plans to fly their 787s between domestic hubs for a month or so to work out the kinks.  In this instance, American Airlines will begin twice daily service between DFW and ORD utilizing the 787 on May 7th.
  • This will be followed by a daily flight between DFW and PEK (Beijing) on June 2nd.
  • Lastly, they’ll kick of DFW-EZE (Buenos Aires) on June 4th.

And, the pictures on their website look pretty comfy near the pointy end of the plane.

787 dreamliner routes

 

The business class cabin is a 1-2-1 configuration which is consistent with other recent rollouts with all-aisle access, like the ultra-comfortable 777-300ER.  They also feature an extra legroom product in the front of coach (Main Cabin Extra), not to be confused with some of the other premium economy products flying internationally, like British Airways World Traveller Plus.

When the rumors started about the inaugural domestic route, I mentioned to a few close friends that it wasn’t likely I would try to book a ticket on the inaugural flight.  But, now that the launch is upon us, I’m pretty sure I’ll take a swing at it.  I won’t be heartbroken if it doesn’t happen, but it’s likely to be a fun day for aviation geeks!

 


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2 Comments

  1. I might try and get on one of these flights. Although, probably not the Thursday inaugural.

    I was suppose to fly the 787-9 in March from IAD to AUH, but the delivery keeps getting delayed so Etihad is keeping the A340 on the flight through the first half of March. An AA 787-8 flight would be a nice consolation trip.

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