FORT WORTH, TEXAS (TIP); American has joined the list of airlines flying the Boeing 787 jet, which it hopes will appeal to passengers and open new, profitable international routes.

Passengers boarded at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday morning for American’s debut flight of a 787 to Chicago. Domestic service is just a warm-up. Next month, American will begin using 787s on flights to Beijing and Buenos Aires and eventually other places.

American joins United as the only U.S. airlines using the plane, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.

(Source: AP)