American Postpones Five Boeing Dreamliner Deliveries

By Paul Riegler on 29 April 2015
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DSC_0629American Airlines said that it plans to delay taking delivery of five Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft as a response to slower than anticipated growth in international travel demand.

The Fort Worth-based carrier said it plans to take the five planes in 2017 and 2018 instead of in 2016.  American received its third Dreamliner on Friday and plans to put the high-tech aircraft into service on flights between its Dallas and Chicago hubs next month before launching them on international routes in June.

The airline will put the aircraft into operation on its Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing Capital International Airport route on June 2, and on its route between Dallas/Fort Worth and Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning June 4.

American’s Dreamliner, a 787-8, is equipped with 28 fully lie-flat seats in business class, arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, each with 15.4” HD monitors.  Seats in business class also have power outlets, as well as USB outlets.  Passengers in business class also have access to a walk-up bar.

The plane has 48 seats in Main Cabin Extra, American’s premium economy lite section, arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.  Each seat in the cabin has 9” touchscreen monitors.  The aircraft also has 150 seats in economy, also arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.

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