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American Becomes 2nd US Airline to Use Boeing’s 787

Posted on May 8, 2015

American Becomes 2nd US Airline to Use Boeing’s 787

FORT WORTH, Texas — American has joined the list of airlines flying the Boeing 787 jet, which it hopes will appeal to passengers and open new, profitable international routes.

Passengers boarded at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday morning for American’s debut flight of a 787 to Chicago. Domestic service is just a warm-up. Next month, American will begin using 787s on flights to Beijing, Buenos Aires and Shanghai and will add Tokyo in August.

American joins United as the only U.S. airlines using the plane, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.

The 787 is made with lightweight carbon material and other advances to improve fuel efficiency by up to 20 percent. The interiors feature larger windows and mood lighting.

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