American Airlines : A Nation 's Dominant Air Carrier After Merging With Us Airlines

2260 WordsJul 7, 201510 Pages
American Airlines has become the nation’s dominant air carrier after merging with US Airways and many have declared that the 787 is a critical next step in the modernization of American Airlines as a company. A while back American announced that flights will begin May 7 between Dallas-Fort Worth and its hub in Chicago, and beginning June 2 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Beijing. On June 4, American will fly the Dreamliner between Dallas-Fort Worth and Buenos Aires, Argentina. American said it will add more 787 routes this year as the new aircraft arrive, but they gave very little clues on what the future holds. "As we take delivery of the 787 and all of our new aircraft on order, we will continue to assess our network to determine which…show more content…
American 's 787 will feature 28 fully lie-flat seats in business class, 48 main cabin seats with added legroom, and 150 coach seats. Other amenities include seat-back screens, satellite WiFi capability on international flights, power outlets, and a USB jack at every seat in the main cabin, larger and dimmable windows, and a walk-up bar for first and business class passengers. American is the second U.S. carrier to have the Dreamliner in its fleet. United Airlines was the first, and currently flies 12 787-8s and two 787-9s. It has placed orders for 65 Dreamliners. American, which flew home its first 787 Dreamliner on Jan. 23, hasput the airliner into regular service on May 7 with flights between Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as it gets familiar with the aircraft. Then the airline has put its Boeing 787s on its Beijing route on June 2 and its Buenos Aires route on June 4, both out of Dallas Fort Worth Airport. American said customers were able to book flights on the Boeing 787 as of Saturday, Feb. 14. “American will deploy the 787 to additional markets in 2015 as it takes delivery of new aircraft,” the carrier said. American hasreceived three 787s in the first quarter, including the one already delivered, plus three 787s in each of the next three quarters, for a total of 12 in 2015. In all, it has firm orders for 42 for delivery by the end of 2018, and options for
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