American Airlines reveals new Flagship Suite, launching 2024

Long-haul Airbus A321XLR, Boeing 787-9s to feature privacy door for pax up the front

American Airlines has unveiled new Flagship Suite premium seating for its future long-haul Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet, rolling out in early 2024.

Flagship Suite® seats will offer customers a private premium experience with a privacy door, a chaise lounge seating option and more personal storage space.

“We are enhancing the customer experience across their entire journey with American,” said American Airlines’ Vice President of Customer Experience Julie Rath.

“The arrival of new long-haul aircraft and the customised seat design of the Flagship Suite seats will offer customers a truly private premium experience on our long-haul fleet.”

The airline is also adding even more Premium Economy seats (gallery below) to its long-haul aircraft. The new custom-designed Premium Economy seat creates more privacy and doubles the amount of in-seat storage space.

With the introduction of new interiors on its long-haul aircraft, premium seating on AA’s long-haul fleet will grow more than 45% by 2026. American Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 aircraft will have 51 Flagship Suite seats and 32 Premium Economy seats, while its Airbus A321XLR aircraft will feature 20 Flagship Suite seats and 12 Premium Economy seats.

The US carrier also announced it would be retrofitting its aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, to include Flagship Suite seats. Those 20 aircraft will be refreshed with the new interiors starting in late 2024. AA’s aircraft will feature more premium seats than its current design, with 70 Flagship Suite and 44 Premium Economy seats.

American will also retrofit its Airbus A321T fleet to align those 16 aircraft with the rest of its A321 fleet.

Boeing 787-9 door entry

Upon entering American’s redesigned aircraft, customers will be greeted with an illuminated American Flight Symbol and thin red accent lines, affirming their flagship experience. In the Flagship Suite seats, customers will be surrounded with comfort and expansive surface and storage areas they can utilise to fit their personal needs, whether it’s to dine on delectable fare, enjoy entertainment or relax throughout the flight.

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