LOT's first attempt to inaugurate the Dreamliner service from O'Hare on Jan. 16, 2013 was aborted just hours before departure after the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily grounded the aircraft.
LOT is the first European carrier to operate the Dreamliner with three of the eight already delivered to the airline. LOT's Dreamliner inaugural flight from Chicago to Warsaw is followed closely by Toronto on June 7. LOT's began Dreamliner flights from New York's JFK to Warsaw on June 1.
LOT's Dreamliner has 18 seats in Elite Club (business class), 21 in Premium Club (premium economy) plus 213 seats in economy class.
"Chicago will receive daily LOT Dreamliner service and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and there is a second Dreamliner flight scheduled from Chicago to Warsaw later in the evening," said Tomasz Dakowski, LOT Polish Airlines Director of Sales. "We offer the two flights on some days in the summer because Chicago has historically been our number one US destination. The support of the largest Polish population outside of Poland in this region has especially contributed in making our flights a success."