Launch plans

American Airlines rolled out plans today to launch 787 service both domestically and internationally. And we’re also getting our first look at their interior.

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American’s 787 is prepping for a May launch.

Domestic service kicks off in May between Dallas-Forth Worth and Chicago O’Hare. Then on June 2, American will deploy the 787 internationally between DFW and Beijing—followed by DFW to Buenos Aires on June 4. Other markets will be added as American receives more Dreamliner deliveries.

American has a two-class configuration, with 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration.

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Business Class.

The Main Cabin is outfitted with 48 Main Cabin Extra seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, offering customers up to six inches of additional legroom, and 150 Main Cabin seats also arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.

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Main Cabin.

We’re excited that the 787 is a key part of American’s fleet renewal and look forward to seeing the airplane go into service. You can see more photos and details on American’s 787 webpage.

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Comments (2)

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

The blue and white airy motief matches well with the new American Airlines livery. The business class cabin is reminiscent of British Airways business class without the rear facing seats.

K Rawlings (Salt Lake City, UT):

Why would American go with main cabin seating of 3-3-3? I thought that 2-5-2 was more comfortable for the flying public? Then only 1 person per row may have to exit over 2 people instead of 2 per row.
Is there analysis on that topic?
And I don't think I could handle a rear facing seat.

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