American Airlines has revealed the two-class interior of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will begin domestic service in May 2015 and international service in June.
The 28 fully lie-flat business class seats are a 1-2-1 forward/aft configuration designed by Acumen Design Associates and JPA Design. The custom-designed seats provide direct aisle access, 15.4in HD Panasonic touchscreen monitors, universal AC power outlets and a USB jack. Business passengers can also enjoy a walk-up bar stocked with snacks and refreshments.
Below: The LOPA of the business seats is similar to that on the airline’s B777-200s. Image courtesy of Acumen Design Associates
The main cabin is being fitted with 48 extra-legroom seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, offering customers up to 6in of additional legroom, and 150 regular seats also arranged 3-3-3. Every seat has a 9in HD Panasonic touchscreen monitor, universal AC power outlets and a USB jack.
The B787s will initially will be deployed between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning May 7, before launching internationally between DFW and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) beginning June 2. The new aircraft will also operate between DFW and Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires beginning June 4. American will deploy the 787 to additional markets in 2015 as it takes delivery of new aircraft.
American is in the midst of more than US$2 billion in planned improvements to the travel experience, which include lie-flat seats on international long-haul aircraft; international wi-fi; more IFE options and power outlets; a new design for Admirals Club lounges worldwide; and improved food and beverage.
In addition to taking delivery of hundreds of new aircraft, American is retrofitting its entire fleet of B777-200s and selected B767-300s, B757-200s and A319s to refresh the cabins and enhance the experience on domestic and international flights.
For more details on the new American, read our feature HERE