FIRST CLASS: For those of you who can afford to get a fancy schmancy seat up front, the signature Flagship Suite is spruced up with fresh colors and better amenities. It's fully lie-flat, giving passengers plenty of room for stretching out during the long-haul, with the option for turndown service (launched early last year). The seat boasts a 17-inch touch screen monitor to while away the hours of a long flight. With an iPod docking station and cozy wood-grain surrounds, you may actually wish for a slight tarmac delay.
BUSINESS CLASS: The business class cabin is probably the most major upgrade of the all. We are happy to report, AA has eliminated the middle-seat despair for business class passengers. With a 1-2-1 seating configuration, all passengers have aisle access. *Collective sigh of relief.* The seats have massage settings, a touchscreen TV just shy of 16 inches, and plenty of storage space. Now, we aren't complaining, but they do resemble Cathay Pacific's new business product. Good thing they are Oneworld alliance friends.
For premium cabins, the airline is offering a walk-up self-service snack bar for when you feel thirsty or a bit peckish. The in-flight refreshment bar will be under a very dramatic, sweeping archway, all part of the design of the new aircraft.
ECONOMY: More exciting news comes from the main economy cabin. AA has outfitted it with slimmer seats so you can stretch your legs a bit easier. Furthermore, each new economy seat has powerports and seatback in-flight entertainment. From the photos, it looks like AA is going towards a red color-pop on the headrest slipcover. One word: YAY!
American has also kept their options open and may be bringing back a premium economy-type seat. For those of you that remember their "More Legroom" seating, keep your fingers crossed.
The entire cabin will have access to in-flight WiFi for all to browse, tweet or catch up on work emails before landing. No pricing has been announced or whether it will be complimentary for premium cabins.
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