American Airlines Revamps Business-Class Cabins To Offer Flyers ‘Suite New Ride’
By Alexa Heah, 22 Sep 2022
When you hop aboard an American Airlines flight from 2024, you could experience its all-new Flagship Suite, with a reimagined interior and premium seats to afford you extra rest and privacy on your trip.
Earlier this year, rumors had surfaced that the airliner was doing away with its first class service on international flights. While it has confirmed that there indeed will no longer be those seats on long-haul flights, customers will soon get to enjoy updated business-class Flagship Suites.
According to a statement, customers in the revamped cabin will get to enjoy a tailored luxury flight, including the addition of a privacy door, a lie-flat seat, and more personal storage space. Travelers in groups can conjoin their suites to dine or watch movies together during the trip.
By fitting its long-haul fleet with new interiors, the company will see its premium seating options grow by more than 45% come 2026. It plans to retrofit existing aircraft to include these Flagship Suite seats, including on its 20 Boeing 777-300ER, starting late 2024.
Not forgetting pre-flight waiting, American Airlines will welcome passengers to its refreshed Admirals Club lounges, with the first of the newly-renovated rooms opening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in the coming months.
“We are enhancing the customer experience across their entire journey with American,” said Julie Rath, American’s Vice President of Customer Experience.
“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,” she added.
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