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A New Plane for a New Route: British Airways' 787 Now Flies to Austin, TX

March 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM | by | ()

Even though the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival doesn't begin until this weekend, the city of Austin, TX was already in quite a flutter yesterday, with the arrival of their first transatlantic flight. Even better is that the airline is British Airways, who've put their brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the nonstop route. Right now, the flight only operates five times a week, but will increase to daily service as soon as this May.

Texans used to flying other airlines and connecting to London can check out a sample of one of the plane's seats as part of a pop-up British Airways experience in the lobby of Austin's Driskill Hotel. Of course, there's always our own 40-image photo gallery and a few things the BA 787 has that other airplanes do not.

The next big day for British Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be June 5, when the plane begins yet another new route, flying from London-Heathrow to Philadelphia International. Outside the US, the BA Dreamliner will also commence flights from London-Heathrow to Hyderabad, India from March 30, 2014; to Chengdu, China from May 5, 2014; and to Calgary, Canada from July 5, 2014.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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