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It was a double news day at American Airlines Thursday as the carrier puts its first new Boeing 787 Dreamliner into commercial service, and also started a new route to China from its Dallas/Ft. Worth hub.
American’s new daily nonstop service from DFW to Beijing’s Capital International Airport will initially use a 777-200, but will transition to a 787-8 Dreamliner on June 2, marking AA’s first international route for the new aircraft. This is American’s second route to Beijing, which it also serves from Chicago O’Hare.
Meanwhile, American put its first 787 into service Thursday between DFW and its Chicago O’Hare hub. The temporary domestic routing is intended to give pilots more time flying the plane before it goes onto long-haul global routes.
In addition to putting a 787 onto the new DFW-Beijing route next month, American said it will also use a new Dreamliner on its DFW-Buenos Aires route starting June 4. AA’s 787s have business class seating with fully-flat bed-seats and a main cabin that features Main Cabin Extra seating with five inches of additional legroom, as well as regular economy seats.
Here a link to a video showcasing the interior of AA’s new Dreamliner.
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