American Airlines unveils stunning new premium seats for the Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9

American Airlines today revealed an incredible new premium product for its upcoming fleet of A321 long-range aircraft. The new seating, dubbed the Flagship Suite, will come with privacy doors and plenty of luxury touches. It will also be installed on Boeing 787-9 aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2024 and beyond, and the 777-300ER will be modernized as well.


Let’s take a look at the new product.


A321XLR Flagship Suite

American Airlines Eagerly looking forward to the arrival of her new narrow range long range fleet, The A321XLR. With customer experience at the forefront of these aircraft’s success, the airline is investing in an all-new premium product for its passengers, a product it calls the Flagship Suite.

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The new product revealed today will include a privacy door, a lounge seating option, and more personal storage space. US Vice President of Customer Experience Julie Rath commented on the seats:

“We are enhancing the customer experience throughout their entire journey with American. The arrival of the new long-haul aircraft and the custom seat design of Flagship Suite seats will provide customers with a truly special premium experience on our long-haul fleet.”

The A321XLR will be placed in the order of 1-1. Photo: American Airlines

The suites are arranged in a 1-1 layout on the XLR, with full height doors for absolute privacy. Likes Jet BlueThe airline went for having the passengers’ heads near the window instead of the aisle. Although this limits the possibility of cloudy stares, it ensures less disturbance while in bed position than people passing in the aisle.

Gold accents add to the luxurious feel of these seats. Photo: American Airlines

Looking at the incarnations, Americans seem to be looking forward to a very luxurious vibe, with dark rugs and sidewalls combined with gold accents. The seat controls are on the side of the wing, while the drawer table looks as if it were to fold down from the panel on the front wall. The circular shading on the side surface indicates that it can feature wireless charging once installed on the aircraft.

It appears on the 787 Dreamliner and the 777 as well

The pilot wing will also appear on airlines Boeing 787-9 The Dreamliner comes after 2024. Here, we can expect a 1-2-1 layout, again with full-height privacy doors, large screens and pleasantly furnished spaces.

On the Dreamliner, the seats are in a 1-2-1 layout. Photo: American Airlines

Tray tables appear from the bottom of the IFE and can be extended for working and dining in all situations. Another bistro table has been installed near the door, which will come in handy for storing drinks and snacks when lying down or in the bed position.

Passengers on the Dreamliner also get a door that closes at full height. Photo: American Airlines

Center occupants will be able to enjoy a shared experience with their travel companion, thanks to a sliding screen between the two center seats. Of course, this can also be closed off for more privacy if you are traveling alone.

Passengers in the middle of the cabin can enjoy a shared experience with their fellow seatmates if they so desire. Photo: American Airlines

American Airlines says that Boeing 777-300ER It will also be modernized with the Flagship Suite, starting in 2024. Its fleet of 16 A321T aircraft will also be overhauled.

Premium new economy class

As the first airline to provide long-haul services Featured Economy Coming to the US market in 2016, American is stepping up its game in this iconic booth. The new Premium Economy Class seat is designed to provide more personal storage space and additional privacy than is currently available.

The A321XLR will have 12 premium economy seats on board. Photo: American Airlines

The redesigned seats feature a new winged headrest for added comfort and privacy. Large center armrests add to the personal space, while the center console provides additional storage space. The A321XLR will also get Premium Economy Class, with a total of 12 seats in each aircraft.

The new premium economy product enhances privacy and personal space. Photo: American Airlines

Altogether, American is increasing the number of premium positions on its long-distance fleet. The new Boeing 787-9 will have 51 flagship suites and 32 premium economy seats, while the A321XLR will have 20 flagship suites and 12 premium economy seats. This means that the number of premium seats in the long-haul fleet will grow by more than 45% by 2026.

The Dreamliner will have 11 more premium economy seats than is currently available. Photo: American Airlines

What do you think of the new seat designs?