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American Airlines' first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be deployed on the Dallas/Fort Worth - Chicago-O'Hare route in May, followed by Beijing, China, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June.

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Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Photo Credit: American Airlines.

 

American Airlines will deploy its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) on 7 May 2015.

The airline will launch the airplane internationally on routes between Dallas/Fort Worth and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) on 2 June.

The new aircraft will then be deployed on the route linking Dallas/Fort Worth with Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 4 June.

Because the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner consumes less fuel than other airliners in its class, it offers lower operating costs for airlines and leaves a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.

The airplane's cabin features larger windows, which are dimmable, higher cabin humidity levels, and improved sound quality.

All seats are equipped with universal AC power outlets and USB jacks. The aircraft is also equipped with satellite Wi-Fi capability.

Business Class

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Business Class cabin of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Photo Credit: American Airlines.

 

American Airline's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner has 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. The custom-designed forward-and rear-facing seats provide direct-aisle access for all Business Class passengers.

All Business Class seats have 15.4-inch HD Panasonic touchscreen monitors as well as Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones and ear buds.

There is also a walk-up bar stocked with snacks and refreshments for Business Class passengers.

Additional Legroom

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Economy Class cabin of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Photo Credit: American Airlines.

 

Seats in the Economy Class cabin are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration. There are 198 seats, including 48 Main Class Extra seats with up to 6 inches of additional legroom.

All Economy Class seats have a 9-inch HD Panasonic touchscreen monitor.

American Airlines has placed firm orders for 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with the right to acquire an additional 58.

The airline will take delivery of an average of 2 new aircraft per week. The airline will deploy the 787 on additional domestic and international routes as it takes delivery of new aircraft.

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