LOT Polish Airlines Begins Chicago-Warsaw Dreamliner Service

By Jesse Sokolow on 5 June 2013
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LOT's Dreamliner parked at the gate in Chicago

LOT’s Dreamliner parked at the gate in Chicago

LOT Polish Airlines will begin new daily, nonstop 787 Dreamliner service between Chicago and Warsaw, Poland today.  When the flight departs from Chicago, it will be the first ever international Dreamliner flight originating at O’Hare International Airport.

The aircraft is expected to land in Chicago at 3:20 p.m., and will be welcomed with a traditional water salute.  The inaugural flight will then depart at 5:25 p.m., and will arrive in Warsaw at 9:55 a.m. the next day.

LOT is the first European airline to operate the aircraft.  Its first attempt to inaugurate Dreamliner service from O’Hare was curtailed on January 16 when the FAA temporarily grounded the aircraft.

The LOT Dreamliner offers a total of 252 seats in three separate cabins.  Eighteen of those seats are in business class, which LOT calls Elite Club, 21 are in a separate premium-economy cabin, designated Premium Club, and 213 are in the main cabin.  LOT Elite Club seating is in a 2-2-2 configuration.  Each seat is 23” wide and the seat pitch is 78”.  The seats recline and expand to a fully-flat, bed-like position. In addition, the Dreamliner is the launch vehicle for LOT’s Premium Club concept.

On June 1, LOT began Dreamliner service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Warsaw.  The flight from New York to Warsaw was the airline’s first ever eastbound transatlantic Dreamliner flight.

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