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Follow Along on the First Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight from LAX

January 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM | by | ()

Hello from LAX! Today we're off to Santiago, Chile (our 2012 Destination of the Year), though this time it's not the city we're checking out; we're flying 10-ish hours each way simply for the airplane taking us there. That's right—it's the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and this is yet another huge entry on its history timeline as LAN inaugurates a fresh route with their spanking new wings.

LAN Airlines was the fourth carrier to receive a Dreamliner, but first in the Americas. Today they tack on a few more records, as this inaugural flight—LAN 603 LAX - SCL—is...
· The first 787 scheduled service from LAX
· LAN's first 787 route to North America
· The first 787 service overall between North and South America
· The first non-stop service from LAX to Santiago, Chile (a new route that'll operate 3x/week, Wednesday-Friday-Sunday)

We've been in it and all around the aircraft before, but up until now we've not flown the Boeing 787 on a real route (though not for lack of trying). Check out our awesome photo galleries from Economy, Premium Business and more. Since we've already got those shots, it's finally time to focus on the in-flight experience.

We may be on a plane without WiFI for most of the fun, but we're going down and coming right back up; that's right, we're doing a Turn on this baby and here's how to follow along for all our hot and bothered flight excitement:

· Follow us on Twitter:
@Jaunted is the name and tweeting breaking travel news and photos is our game. Where there's WiFi (or 3G), we'll be there. You can also follow the hashtag #LAN787 and the personal account of Jaunted's editor, @JetSetCD, for more.

· Catch our original outtakes on Instagram (@Jaunted):
We can't put all our photos on the site, and Instagram makes them cuter anyway. We'll be doing iPhoneography like crazy, focusing on the details, and uploading whenever we can.

· Follow us on Foursquare:
We're addicted to putting our stamp on the world, venue-by-venue, and that's where Foursquare comes in. Be our friend and you'll know exactly where we are by our check-ins.

· Stay tuned to Jaunted.com:
Expect photo galleries, video and more firsthand fun, starting tomorrow.

Need a refresher? Last time we hung out with this plane, we made a little video. Enjoy!

Jaunted.com at LAN's First Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delivery from Jaunted on Vimeo.

LAN's first Dreamliner heading out the runway at Boeing's Paine Field on her delivery day in September, 2012

Disclosure: We're onboard the inaugural as a guest of LAN Airlines, but all jet lag, photos and opinions are strictly our own.

[Photos: Joe Corrigan, Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]

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