Dreamliner Service Debuts at JFK with LOT New York-Warsaw Flight

By Paul Riegler on 1 June 2013
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LOT's Dreamliner in Chicago

LOT’s Dreamliner in Chicago

The first-ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will depart Saturday with the start of LOT Polish Airlines’ nonstop Dreamliner service to Warsaw Chopin Airport in Poland.

This will also mark LOT’s first-ever eastbound transatlantic Dreamliner flight.

LOT’s inaugural Dreamliner flight took place on January 16, 2013 from Warsaw to Chicago.  A few hours later, the FAA grounded the aircraft, an order covering U.S. airlines, and LOT followed suit by cancelling the inaugural eastbound flight.

The Polish airline’s Dreamliner will arrive at JFK on Saturday at 4:40 p.m. and the JFK-Warsaw flight will depart at 6:25 p.m., arriving the next day at 9:35 a.m. local time.

LOT will inaugurate Chicago-Warsaw Dreamliner service on June 7.  The airline has already received three Dreamliners and expects a fourth at the end of June.  It has ordered a total of eight.  LOT put its first Dreamliner into service in December 2012 with flights from Warsaw to Prague.

The airline  has configured its 787s with 18 seats in business class, which LOT calls Elite Club, 21 in premium economy, and 213 in economy.  LOT Elite Club seating is in a 2-2-2 configuration.  Each seat is 23” wide and the seat pitch is 78”.

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