American to Send B787-8 to Beijing

  • Business-class seats, designed by Acumen Design Associates, maximize comfort with its z-shaped orientation.

    Business-class seats, designed by Acumen Design Associates, maximize comfort with its z-shaped orientation.

  • When fully flat, seats measure to 196 centimeters.

    When fully flat, seats measure to 196 centimeters.

  • The aircraft features larger overhead storage bins.

    The aircraft features larger overhead storage bins.

  • The Main Cabin Extra seats offer up to 13 more centimeters of leg space.

    The Main Cabin Extra seats offer up to 13 more centimeters of leg space.

  • American Airlines' B787-800.

    American Airlines' B787-800.

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American Airlines has announced that it will send its first B787 Dreamliner on an international debut service from Dallas to Beijing on June 2, followed by a service from Dallas to Buenos Aires on June 4. Before taking flight internationally, American’s B787 will first make its commercial debut on May 7 servicing flights between Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare.

The announcement coincided with the revealing of the B787’s interiors, which is comprised of two cabins: Business Class and the Main Cabin. In Business Class, 28 forward- and rear-facing seats that alternate by row are arranged into a 1-2-1 configuration giving everyone in this class direct aisle access. Each seat measures to 196-centimeters when fully flat and come equipped with Wi-Fi capability, two universal power outlets, USB ports, amenity kits, Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling headsets for use in flight, 41-centimeter touchscreen monitors that offer the latest inflight entertainment, access to the walk-up bar stocked with snacks and refreshments, and access to the Admirals Club, the airline’s airport club lounge.

The Main Cabin sees 198 seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, 48 of which are specially designed Main Cabin Extra seats that offer up to 13 more centimeters of legroom. In this cabin, passengers enjoy universal power outlets, USB ports, 23-centimeter touchscreen monitors offering the latest inflight entertainment, and Wi-Fi capability.

Throughout American’s B787, all passengers will benefit from innovations that include electro chromatic dimmable windows, an engine system that reduces engine noise levels in the cabin, and a new cabin air system that provides improved cabin altitude, improved cabin humidity levels, and improved air filtration.

For more information, visit American Airlines

 

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