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  • Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines to Introduce New Flagship Suite® Seats on Long-Haul Flights From 2024

American Airlines will introduce new Flagship Suite® seats on long-haul flights. The new seats feature privacy doors and will be available on all Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 deliveries from 2024. The carrier will also refresh their Boeing 777-300ER fleet cabins.


The Flagship Suite on the Boeing 787-9 offers more comfort with lie-flat seating and can also convert to a chaise lounge position. - Courtesy American Airlines

On Tuesday (September 20, 2022), American Airlines announced the introduction of a new private premium experience in the sky, Flagship Suite® seats. The new seats feature privacy doors, a chaise lounge seating option and more personal storage space, and will be available on all long-haul Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner deliveries beginning in 2024. American will also refresh their Boeing 777-300ER fleet with a new luxurious interior, elevating the onboard guest experience on long-haul international flights. The carrier will increase their premium seat offer by over 45 percent by 2026.


In Tuesday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Vice President of Customer Experience, Julie Rath, said,


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


American was the first U.S. airline to introduce Premium Economy seating in 2016. The carrier’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will have 51 Flagship Suite® seats, while their Airbus A321XLRs will feature 20 Flagship Suite and 12 Premium Economy seats. As previously mentioned, the carrier will also refresh the cabin on their Boeing 777-300ER fleet, to include the new Flagship Suite product, with these 20 aircraft to debut the new interiors starting in late 2024. The 777-300ERs will feature 70 Flagship Suites and 44 Premium Economy seats. Additionally, the carrier will retrofit their Airbus A321T fleet to align the onboard product to the rest of their A321 fleet.


American's New Flagship Suite Seats and Other Onboard Enhancements - Courtesy American Airlines

American Airlines’ purpose is to “Care for People on Life’s Journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines