American has finally taken delivery of their first 787, which will begin commercial service in the coming months.
On Wednesday I posted about how American announced the first 787 routes, which included the following:
- Domestic flights between Dallas and Chicago starting May 7, 2015
- International flights between Dallas and Beijing starting June 2, 2015
- Flights between Dallas and Buenos Aires starting June 4, 2015
At the time they hadn’t yet announced the exact flight numbers, as the flights were to be loaded into the GDS yesterday, February 14, 2015.
Anyway, the flights have now officially been loaded into the GDS. American’s 787-8 will operate the following routes:
Dallas to Chicago
The below flights will be operated by a 787 between May 7 and June 3, 2015 (presumably as familiarization and training flights for crews):
AA2320 Dallas to Chicago departing 7:10AM arriving 9:36AM
AA2373 Dallas to Chicago departing 5:25PM arriving 7:56PM
AA2320 Chicago to Dallas departing 12:10PM arriving 2:57PM
AA2373 Chicago to Dallas departing 10:25PM arriving 1:00AM (+1 day)
Dallas to Beijing
The below flights will be operated by a 787 as of June 3, 2015:
AA89 Dallas to Beijing departing 10:50AM arriving 2:15PM (+1 day)
AA88 Beijing to Dallas departing at 4:25PM arriving 5:15PM
Dallas to Buenos Aires as of June 4, 2015
The below flights will be operated by a 787 as of June 4, 2015:
AA997 Dallas to Buenos Aires departing 9:50PM arriving 10:19AM (+1 day)
AA996 Buenos Aires to Dallas departing 8:15PM arriving 5:13AM (+1 day)
Amazingly enough it looks like the 787 inaugural flight is already sold out in both classes. Often airlines just block off space on inaugurals, but it actually looks like every seat is already assigned in first class, so this flight might actually be legitimately booked.
Sadly I have a schedule conflict so can’t make the inaugural, but then again it seems like I couldn’t have booked it anyway, given that it’s sold out.
So, who’s booked on the American 787 inaugural, or has booked it otherwise? 🙂