21 MARCH 2016
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American Airlines and code sharing British Airways customers will enjoy an upgraded travel experience when the world’s largest airline introduces the newest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787-8 from Manchester (MAN) to Chicago (ORD) on Tuesday 2 June. The Dreamliner replaces the Boeing 767 currently used on the route.–
Departure is 12:20 with arrival 15:00 local for the 8hrs 40mins flight.
American’s 787-8 features a state-of-the-art on-board experience including satellite wi-fi to keep customers connected while travelling, as well as higher humidity and pressurization, leaving customers more refreshed after their flight.
The aircraft is configured with 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats, each with direct-aisle access. There are 55 Main Cabin Extra seats with extra legroom, and 143 Main Cabin seats. Every seat has a touchscreen monitor equipped with up to 260 movies, 240 TV shows, 13 radio channels, 350 albums and 20 games, along with universal AC power outlets and USB compatibility.
This year American celebrates 30 years of operating from Manchester, having begun with service to Chicago in April 1986. Today the airline employs nearly 40 staff at the airport and also offers daily flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL). www.aa.com
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