November is the month to look forward to a delivery, and after that it will be a couple more months before the first American 787 will fly passengers. As of now, AA looks to be on schedule for a first scheduled flight in early 2015, but we can always be hopeful that they sneak in a trip before 2014 comes to a close.
All in all, the airline has 42 of the 787s on order, but they’ve remained tight lipped about routes. Just like plenty of other carriers with new Boeings, it does seem like American will first test the aircraft with domestic routes before heading overseas. After all, the best Christmas gift we can think of for holiday 2014 would be a pair of tickets on an AA 787 to wherever becomes its first international destination.
[Rendering of 787 / 737: American Airlines]