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 15, 15, 1:16 am
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
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.
That's a real kick in the face
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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:29 am
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Will this flight rate the Flagship Lounge? It's not Intl or 3-class?
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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:43 am
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Originally Posted by AA-Flyer-SAN View Post
Will this flight rate the Flagship Lounge? It's not Intl or 3-class?
Your question is moot since there is no flagship lounge at DFW. Even if there were, you would not be permitted access based on this flight.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:44 am
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My original intent was to be on the inaugural international flight of the 788. However, when it became clear that the inaugural flights would be to PEK and EZE my enthusiasm for the adventure diminished considerably as neither Beijing nor Buenos Aries are my favorite cities for an extended weekend visit. Instead I decided to get a seat on the inaugural domestic flight of the 788 since it was to be from DFW to ORD. For me it was a “win-win” situation as Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the world. The problem was the sheer number of DFW to ORD flights and trying to decide which one might be the inaugural flight for the 788. I was on the inaugural flight (1343) of the A319 from DFW to CLT on September 16, 2013 and it was the first flight of the day to Charlotte. I was also on the inaugural flight (118) of the A321T from LAX to JFK on Jan. 7, 2014 and it was the first flight of the day to New York. Therefore, I thought it highly probable that the inaugural flight of the 788 would be the first flight of the day to ORD on May 7th. Somewhat confident, I went ahead and placed a multi-city itinerary that included flight 2320 on hold. I also picked seat 1A since I wanted 1A on the 788 and hoped that it would transfer over when the equipment changed from a 32B to the 788 (I learned my lesson the hard way last summer when I was a tad tardy in booking and had to settle for seat 2A on the inaugural flight 137 from DFW to HKG on June 11th). However, I became somewhat less confident in my decision as I read this thread about the inaugural flight and realized some people were betting on 2309 as being the flight that would get the nod. Needless to say, I was greatly relieved when JonNYC (post #68) confirmed that it would indeed be 2320. It all worked out in the end and I am presently ticketed on flight 2320 on May 7th in seat 1A on the 788. And yes, I guess being on these inaugural flights is a new hobby of mine. The next significant one is either going to be a brand new international destination and/or the international inaugural flight of the 789.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by marnold3 View Post
Your question is moot since there is no flagship lounge at DFW. Even if there were, you would not be permitted access based on this flight.
There is one at ORD
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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by AA-Flyer-SAN View Post
There is one at ORD
Quite correct but you still would not be able to access it based on this flight alone.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 1:58 am
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I agree but someone mentioned it and that's why I was asking
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:19 am
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Looking at booking fare comes up $367.10. Need a good fare to deadhead to DFW.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by marnold3 View Post
Quite correct but you still would not be able to access it based on this flight alone.
Of course you would, assuming you are oneworld emerald (non AA), such as BA Gold or CX Diamond. So I will qualify.

Anyway, happy to guest one individual into the FL in ORD once we land there, if that individual can also guest me into the Centurion lounge in DFW in the morning. PM me.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by DWFI View Post
Of course you would, assuming you are oneworld emerald (non AA), such as BA Gold or CX Diamond. So I will qualify.

Anyway, happy to guest one individual into the FL in ORD once we land there, if that individual can also guest me into the Centurion lounge in DFW in the morning. PM me.
That's a fairly small subset for such a definitive answer.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:32 am
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Originally Posted by DWFI View Post
Of course you would, assuming you are oneworld emerald (non AA), such as BA Gold or CX Diamond. So I will qualify.

Anyway, happy to guest one individual into the FL in ORD once we land there, if that individual can also guest me into the Centurion lounge in DFW in the morning. PM me.
PM sent!

I have AC and CL access so I'd be happy to guests as many as I can wherever I can!
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by marnold3 View Post
That's a fairly small subset for such a definitive answer.
Fair enough. I may well be the only person on the flight to have both BA emerald and AA emerald. And for those who aren't in this position, that option may not even come to mind.

But the bottom line is that access is possible to FL
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by DWFI View Post
Fair enough. I may well be the only person on the flight to have both BA emerald and AA emerald. And for those who aren't in this position, that option may not even come to mind.

But the bottom line is that access is possible to FL
^
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Old Feb 15, 15, 2:50 am
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Seriously annoyed right now with both American and US Airways. Purchased my ticket yesterday with US Airways for $620 (2320 in Y, 2327 in F) and a $89 Dividend Miles multiplier. Searched for the same itinerary on AA.com, and it's pricing at $540. US Airways is refusing to refund the Dividend Miles Multiplier fee.

The question remains why am I so loyal to American. Very disgruntled at the minute.
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Old Feb 15, 15, 3:15 am
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Have a flight held DFW-ORD-DSM.

As an (other) airline employee, I'll just non-rev home from DSM. Saves me a good chunk of change.

Excited to fly AA, a 787, and an inaugural flight for the first time!
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