American Airlines Announce 787-9 Routes And New Havana Flights

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American Airlines today announced two new exciting developments for their network. Starting November 4th, American Airlines will start flying from Dallas DFW to Madrid and Sao Paulo on their brand new 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Schedule: DFW-MAD MAD-DFW
Departs DFW at 5:45 p.m. Departs MAD at 12:20 p.m.
Arrives at MAD at 9:55 a.m. (next day) Arrives at DFW at 4:40 p.m.

DFW-GRU GRU-DFW
Departs DFW at 7:00 p.m. Departs GRU at 10:55 p.m.
Arrives at GRU at 7:05 a.m. (next day) Arrives at DFW at 5:15 a.m. (next day)

The aircraft will be the first in AA’s fleet to feature their new international Premium Economy class, as well as 30 fully flat International business class seats in a 1 x 2 x 1 configuration, 27 Main cabin Extra and 207 regular Main Cabin seats in a 3 x 3 x 3 configuration. The airline’s ‘fourth’ cabin class will feature just 21 seats in a 2 x 3 x 2 configuration ahead of the airline’s previous ‘premium’ economy experience.

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The Premium Economy Experience

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.

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“As the first U.S. airline to introduce Premium Economy seating on international flights, we continue to innovate new ways to meet our customers’ expectations with the products and service they value,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “The 787-9 is going to be a fantastic addition to our widebody fleet, with international Wi-Fi and an inflight experience that’s second to none. Our existing widebodies will offer Premium Economy as we retrofit our cabins and continue to elevate the entire travel experience with our $3 billion investment.”

Cuba

Also Today, American Airlines is poised to remain the leading airline between the United States and Cuba with today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded American the authority to operate five daily flights to José Martí International Airport in Havana – four from Miami International Airport and one from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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American’s Havana flights will go on sale later this month after DOT issues its final decision, with service expected to begin in November. The MIA-HAV flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft and the CLT-HAV flight will be operated with an Airbus A319 aircraft. With the addition of Havana, American will operate a total of 13 daily flights to six destinations in Cuba.

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In April, American proudly celebrated 25 years of charter service to Cuba – invaluable and unmatched experience that positioned the airline to continue as the leading U.S. carrier to Cuba. In addition to American’s vast experience and familiarity with ground operations in Cuba, no airline has made a greater commitment to Miami-Dade County – the heart and soul of the Cuban-American community and home to nearly 50 percent of the Cuban-American population in the U.S. American remains the undisputed leader among all airlines serving the people and businesses of Miami-Dade.

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