AA 787-8 Dreamliner 788 Inaugural Flight - DFW-ORD 7 May 2015

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AA 787 Inaugural Day Flights
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Annotations:[*] Admirals Club access, [#] AMEX Centurion access (DFW), [@] FlAAgship lounge access (ORD)

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AA2320 DFW-ORD 07:10 - 09:36 Inaugural
F cabin:
marnold3 *# - Seat 1A
AerophilePS - Seat 1D
Gino (EY Residence Guy) - Seat 1H
Sykes *# - Seat 1L
John Cobb *# - Seat 3A
FriendlySkies *# - Seat 3D
ORD2Anywhere - Seat 3H
DylanOakes *# - Seat 3L
ChopChop767 *# - Seat 4A
John Cobb's guest - Seat 4H
SFO777 *# - Seat 5A
beerup * - Seat 6L
---
AA-Flyer-SAN *#
WaterDogg22 #
TexasTL
CalanMan (+1) *#

Y cabin:
daiseee *# - Seat 8B
HansGolden *# - Seat 8H
DWFI @* - Seat 9A
777DFW *# - Seat 9B
GSSmith * - Seat 9C
Pizzaman (MP) - Seat 9D
mommypoints (MP) - Seat 9E
lz80521 - Seat 9K
ffflllyyyeeerrr *# - Seat 10A
airwaysjack - Seat 10B
ParanoiaTX *# - Seat 10C
gleff (MP) - Seat 10J
chrisremo * - Seat 10L
mainerailbaron (MP) - Seat 11L
james1102 *# - Seat 12D
legalalien *# - Seat 13A
firstglobal *# - Seat 13C
CoyoteExecPlatinum (+friend) - Seats 13J & 11H
Greg76248 * - Seat 14A
HGF - Seat 14B
joeypore *# - Seat 14C
rubiety (+1) * - Seats 15A & 15B
N777UA - Seat 16C
steve64 - Seat 17D
CO777 - Seat 18A
Robt760 - Seat 18B
bthotugigem05 *# - Seat 19A
Jacobin777 - Seat 19C
vik4sh (+1) - Seats 19J & 20J
tycoon1980* - Seat 19L
farrish11 * - Seat 20A
marcwint55 - Seat 20C
3million *# - Seat 20H
itchief * - Seat 20J
Chicago Sailor # - 20L
a330300 *# - Seat 21A
JamilD (+1) - Seats 22A & 22B
FlyingSky * - Seat 23A
ORDnHKG - Seat 23C
MSPGabe - Seat 23J
ralf83 - Seat 24A
christopherdc - Seat 24B
Dazed767 - Seat 25A
jgriffin7 * (+1) - Seats 25B & C
bchips *# - Seat 26C
Governor Patten - Seat 26C
sbm12 - 28A
P50andPilot * - Seat 29A
---
MatthewLAX *#


Total: 17F/55Y = 72 (32% of 226 seats)

Code:

---|- A -------------|---------------|-----------------||- D -----------|------------------|- H ----------||--------------------|---------|- L -----------------|--- 
01 | marnold3        | ------------- | --------------- || AerophilePS   | ---------------- | Gino         || ------------------ | ------- | Sykes               | 01 
02 |                 | ------------- | --------------- ||               | ---------------- |              || ------------------ | ------- |                     | 02 
03 | John Cobb       | ------------- | --------------- || FriendlySkies | ---------------- | ORD2Anywhere || ------------------ | ------- | DylanOakes          | 03 
04 | ChopChop767     | ------------- | --------------- ||               | ---------------- | John Cobb+1  || ------------------ | ------- |                     | 04 
05 | SFO777          | ------------- | --------------- ||               | ---------------- |              || ------------------ | ------- |                     | 05 
06 |                 | ------------- | --------------- ||               | ---------------- |              || ------------------ | ------- | beerup              | 06 
07 |                 | ------------- | --------------- ||               | ---------------- |              || ------------------ | ------- |                     | 07 
---|- A -------------|- B -----------|- C -------------||- D -----------|- E --------------|- H ----------||- J ----------------|- K -----|- L -----------------|--- 
08 |                 | daiseee       |                 ||               |                  | HansGolden   ||                    |         |                     | 08 
09 | DWFI            | 777DFW        | GSSmith         || Pizzaman (MP) | mommypoints (MP) |              ||                    | lz80521 |                     | 09 
10 | ffflllyyyeeerrr | airwaysjack   | ParanoiaTX      ||               |                  |              || gleff (MP)         |         | chrisremo           | 10 
11 |                 |               |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    | Mach92  | mainerailbaron (MP) | 11 
12 |                 |               |                 || james1102     |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 12 
13 | legalalien      |               | firstglobal     ||               |                  |              || CoyoteExecPlatinum |         |                     | 13 
14 | Greg76248       | HGF           | joeypore        ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 14 
15 | rubiety         | rubiety+1     |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 15 
16 |                 |               | N777UA          ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 16 
17 |                 |               |                 || steve64       |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 17 
18 | CO777           | ------------- | Robt760         ||               |                  |              ||                    | ------- |                     | 18 
---|- A -------------|- B -----------|- C -------------||- D -----------|- E --------------|- H ----------||- J ----------------|- K -----|- L -----------------|--- 
19 | bthotugigem05   |               | Jacobin777      || ------------- | ---------------- | ------------ || vik4sh             |         | tycoon1980          | 19 
20 | farrish11       |               | marcwint55      ||               |                  | 3million     || itchief            |         | Chicago Sailor      | 20 
21 | a330300         |               |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 21 
22 | JamilD          |  JamilD+1     |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 22 
23 | FlyingSky       |               | ORDnHKG         ||               |                  |              || MSPGabe            |         |                     | 23 
24 | Ralf83          | ChristopherDC |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 24 
25 | Dazed767        | jgriffin7     | jgriffin7+1     ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 25 
26 |                 |               | bchips          ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 26 
27 |                 |               |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 27 
28 | sbm12           |               |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    |         |                     | 28 
29 | P50andPilot     | ------------- |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    | ------- |                     | 29 
30 |                 | ------------- |                 ||               |                  |              ||                    | ------- |                     | 30 
---|- A -------------|- B -----------|- C -------------||- D -----------|- E --------------|- H ----------||- J ----------------|- K -----|- L -----------------|--- 
Updated to: Post 534 and 05/06/15 5:20 CST
AA2334 ORD-DFW 12:10 - 14:57
F cabin:
steve64 - Seat 1H
DylanOakes *# - Seat 1L
Sykes*# - Seat 2A
SFO777 *# - Seat 2L
bthotugigem05 - Seat 3A *
CO777 - Seat 5A
Kiwi Flyer *@ - Seat 6D
gleff (MP) - Seat 7A
Zrs70 - seat 6L
Y cabin:
fAAn * - Seat 9A
violist - seat 12A
Stumblefoot *# - Seat 13J
itchief* - Seat 19C
bchips *# - Seat 4H

AA2373 DFW-ORD 17:25 - 19:56
F cabin:
DylanOakes *# - Seat 2A
uncguy85 *

Y cabin:
fAAn * - Seat 8A
dfwmusicman * Seat 19K
GSSmith * - Seat 9J


AA2373 ORD-DFW 22:25 - 01:00
F cabin:
dfwmusicman * Seat 1L
JamilD (+1) - Seats 1A & 2A
jgriffin7 * (+1) - Seats 2D & 2H
GSSmith * - Seat 5A
Y cabin:


Pre-inaugural DFW Hotels

Grand Hyatt
SFO777
CO777
Sykes
daiseee
FriendlySkies
HGF
ChopChop767
Tycoon1980
firstglobal


Hyatt Regency
legalalien
ParanoiaTX
Chicago Sailor
FlyingSky
DylanOakes
bchips

Westin DFW
farrish11
AA-Flyer-SAN
Waterdogg22


Grand Hyatt DFW for Drinks (@ Grand Met Lounge in hotel) - 8:30pm on 5/6

FlyingSky
legalalien
ChopChop767
HGF
ssafro1
farrish11
Sykes (I'll be there around 9 PM if people are still around.)





Arrivals:

bthotugigem05 (lives in Dallas, can meet when/wherever)
ChopChop767 *# (VX 733 arriving DAL 2:00PM)
farrish11 * (around all day)
CO777
daiseee *#
Chicago Sailor #
itchief * (lives in Ft Worth)
ORDnHKG (UA4997 arriving DFW 12:16pm)
FlyingSky * (UA3744 arriving DFW 11am)
legalalien *# (UA5578 arriving DFW 3:39pm)
FriendlySkies *# (AA1480 arriving DFW at 5:34pm)
firstglobal *# (AA2473 arriving DFW 7:41pm)
DylanOakes *# (AA2337 arriving DFW at 11:00am)
ParanoiaTX *# (AA1563 arriving DFW 8:29P)
AA-Flyer-SAN *# (AA2485 arriving DFW 8:32P)
WaterDog22 # (AA2485 arriving DFW 8:32P)
HGF (UA6437 arriving DFW 8:39P)
Sykes *# (AA193 arriving DFW 8:43P)
SFO777 *# (AA1491 arriving DFW 8:43P)
Tycoon1980 * (AA3239 arriving DFW 8:51pm)
bchips *# (AA1242 arriving DFW 7:14pm)
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Old Feb 14, 15, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingSky View Post
I did the same thing! That sounds like a plan! As the date comes closer I am sure we will all schedule some sort of meet-up.
Holding you to it, FlyingSky haha! Sounds like a good plan!

Do you think F customers will get American's new amenity bags? Looking forward to getting one of those retro bags.

Also, will there be souvenirs to commemorate the inaugural flight for Y, or will it be a low key affair? Any ideas? I'm in Y on 2320, and returning on 2327 in F.
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Old Feb 14, 15, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Governor Patten View Post
Holding you to it, FlyingSky haha! Sounds like a good plan!

Do you think F customers will get American's new amenity bags? Looking forward to getting one of those retro bags.

Also, will there be souvenirs to commemorate the inaugural flight for Y, or will it be a low key affair? Any ideas? I'm in Y on 2320, and returning on 2327 in F.


That's a good question! It is my first inaugural flight, but from what I have read online usually the airline hands out gifts or "free stuff bags" on inaugural flights for all customers flying. I am also flying Y DFW-ORD - that's the only 787 flight I am taking, then moving onto EWR from ORD a couple hours after landing. I do like those new amenity bags!!
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Old Feb 14, 15, 8:53 pm
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Held 2320 last night and just ticketed a few minutes ago. Will be at DFW the night before if anybody wants to meet for drinks..
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Old Feb 14, 15, 9:00 pm
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The "details" are; don't believe everything you read here.

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Oh come on, it has to have the range for LIT-NRT! AA finally has found the right plane for profitable flights on this important FTer route .
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Old Feb 14, 15, 9:11 pm
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I'm in. Looking forward to my first inaugural.
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Old Feb 14, 15, 10:54 pm
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I'll be there, 2320 DFW-ORD currently 25A on the airbus map. Admirals club for me as well. I will be looking to meet up the night before in Dallas too if we coordinate a place and time near my hotel. I haven't booked yet but it will be a SPG, Marriott, or Hilton hotel with airport shuttle. if we can get to a bone daddy's I will be a very happy man. lol

Also, for those getting in before they close I would suggest heading to the American flight Academy where the AA Museum is. I went there at lunch almost everyday when I was at initial training with American Eagle..
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Old Feb 14, 15, 11:36 pm
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Looking for tickets for the flight...cheapest round trip I've found from SFO or even directly is about $800

Looks like I'm skipping this inaugural.

It does show the B788.

When choosing seats, still shows the Airbus.

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Old Feb 14, 15, 11:48 pm
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Looking for tickets for the flight...cheapest round trip I've found from SFO or even directly is about $800
The DFW-ORD flight is showing available for 30k AAnytime in Y if anyone's interested in paying that/miles rich.
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Old Feb 14, 15, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by incognitoMD View Post
The DFW-ORD flight is showing available for 30k AAnytime in Y if anyone's interested in paying that/miles rich.
I should have put that in my edited comment as well as I as able to snag a one-way award ticket for 30K (on hold for now)...bit steep but I think its worth it to be on the inaugural flight.

Good call!^
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Old Feb 15, 15, 12:29 am
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AA just changed their seat map from the A32B, but it won't let people assign seats. Should I be worried? Is this just me?
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Old Feb 15, 15, 12:31 am
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AA just changed their seat map from the A32B, but it won't let people assign seats. Should I be worried? Is this just me?
Nope, not just you. Give it a bit for the system to update. The seat map will be there soon enough!

PS... can someone move me from Y to F on the Wiki. Thank you.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 12:32 am
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AA 2320 flight doesn't appear to be currently available for booking and those that are on 2328, that flight now shows no seat map and no aircraft type, which indicates they'll be booked on to 2320 shortly.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by DylanOakes View Post
Nope, not just you. Give it a bit for the system to update. The seat map will be there soon enough!

PS... can someone move me from Y to F on the Wiki. Thank you.
Thanks DylanOakes! Was beginning to panic for a moment.

Any recommendations in terms of seat assignments for Y and F?
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Old Feb 15, 15, 12:39 am
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Thanks DylanOakes! Was beginning to panic for a moment.

Any recommendations in terms of seat assignments for Y and F?
I will not pretend to know anything, but I'd go for a window for a good view of the customary water cannon upon arrival at ORD.

EDIT: Ticketed and confirmed on 2320 in F. No seat assignment yet.

Currently have a roundtrip in F on hold for 2320 ORD - DFW and 2373 DFW - ORD. Not sure if I'm going to go for it or not.

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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:06 am
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If you were booked on AA 2328, you have now been moved to AS 2320. The seat map is showing up in GDS as, get this, a Fokker 100.
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