On Sale Today: American Airlines Announces First Routes for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

American Airlines continues to add state-of-the-art aircraft to its’ fleet and the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is no exception.  American has been flying the smaller version, the 787-8 and announced this week that the airlines’ new, larger 787-9 will be flying routes this November.

The 787-9 will make its debut international flight between Dallas Forth Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) on November 4. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) beginning November 4.  Tickets for these two routes go on sale today.

Dallas-Madrid – Departs 5:45 p.m. and arrives 9:55 a.m. (next day)
Madrid-Dallas – Departs at 12:20 p.m. and arrives at 4:40 p.m.

Dallas-São Paulo – Departs 7:00 p.m. and arrives 7:05 a.m. (next day)
São Paulo-Dallas – Departs 10:55 p.m. and arrives 5:15 a.m. (next day)


  • 30 fully lie-flat, all-aisle access Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration
  • 21 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration
  • 27 Main Cabin Extra seats with up to 6 inches of additional leg room in a 3-3-3 configuration
  • 207 Main Cabin seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration

Every seat offers a personal seatback entertainment system with touchscreen, power and USB ports. Wi-Fi provides global coverage for internet access and complimentary live television channels, nearly 300 movies including 48 new releases, TV shows and games. Additional advanced features on the Dreamliner include larger dimmable windows, improved cabin humidity and enhanced sound quality.

A preview of the seats in American Airlines future Premium Economy. (Photo: American Airlines)
A preview of the seats in American Airlines future Premium Economy. (Photo: American Airlines)

This is also the first aircraft type that features American’s new Premium Economy product. Customers sitting in Premium Economy will enjoy a leather seat featuring 38 inches of pitch with extendable foot, leg and head rests, personal on-demand entertainment systems and larger touchscreen monitors. When flying international, customers will receive noise reducing headphones and amenity kits, and will enjoy enhanced meal service with complimentary wine, beer and spirits. Premium Economy customers will be able to check one bag free of charge.

For more information or to book your ticket, visit aa.com.

Featured Image: American Airlines 787-8 by Eric Salard.

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