American Airlines will offer travellers Premium Economy
seating on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
will make its debut international flight between Dallas Forth
Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) on 4 November
2016. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São
Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) beginning 4 November.
Customers can start booking American Airlines Boeing 787-9 flights
from tomorrow, 10 July.
The American Airlines Boeing 787-9 features:
fully lie-flat, all-aisle access Business Class seats arranged in
a 1-2-1 configuration;
- 21 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2
- 27 Main Cabin Extra seats with up to 6 inches
of additional leg room in a 3-3-3 configuration; and
- 207 Main
Cabin seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.
offers a personal seatback entertainment system with touchscreen,
power and USB ports. Wi-Fi provides global coverage for internet
access and complimentary live television channels, nearly 300
movies including 48 new releases, TV shows and games.
Business Class customers will also be
offered Bose QuietComfort Acoustic
Noise Cancelling headphones.
Premium Economy will feature
leather seats which have 38 inches of pitch with extendable foot,
leg and head rests, personal on-demand entertainment systems and
larger touchscreen monitors.
When flying international, customers
will receive noise reducing headphones and amenity kits, and will
enjoy enhanced meal service with complimentary wine, beer and
spirits. Premium Economy customers will be able to check one bag
free of charge.
“As the first U.S. airline to introduce
Premium Economy seating on international flights, we continue to
innovate new ways to meet our customers’ expectations with the
products and service they value,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s
chief marketing officer. “The 787-9 is going to be a fantastic
addition to our widebody fleet, with international Wi-Fi and an
inflight experience that’s second to none. Our existing widebodies
will offer Premium Economy as we retrofit our cabins and continue
to elevate the entire travel experience with our $3 billion
The new International Premium Economy service
will launch in November and will be available to select customers
before it goes on sale in early 2017.
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