On Wednesday I flew a route I’ve wanted to for a few weeks now, Zürich to Philadelphia. American Airlines currently only flies from Zurich to Philly and it was recently upgraded to a 787 as they work to retire their 767s. I took off around 6:30 AM EST before I went to school and landed a little while after I got home. I landed about 15 minutes after the actual flight landed. This was a fun flight because it’s not often that I get to do long hauls during they daytime so even though the flight took almost 9 hours, it was during all daylight as I was traveling East-West. My callsign was American 93 Heavy (same as real life) and my flight time was 8 hours 48 minutes.
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Route: LSZH-KPHL • ZRH - PHL
Route: Zürich, Switzerland to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9
Callsign: American 93 Heavy
Distance: 4,383 Miles
Flight Time: 8 Hours 48 Minutes
AA 787s at PHL
As American works to retire their aging 767s, they are starting to use 787s in Philadelphia. Currently they are being used on international routes to Manchester, Amsterdam and Zürich, with more destinations in the coming months. On domestic routes the 787 is currently used at PHL with flights from Chicago (One of the shortest routes with a Heavy in the US), Dallas and Los Angeles. The 787 is also used domestically on routes to Hawaii from the mide west and West Coast, as well as from DFW-ORD. Until the Philly hub is staffed with 787 pilots, these routes will be staffed by Chicago and Dallas crews.
Cruising over the massive London metropolis
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