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Boeing 787-9 Coach / Main Cabin, Main Cabin Extra Seats
and Service

The 787-9 stretched version of the Dreamliner entered service October 6, 2016.

The new aircraft will use the B/E Aerospace seats in AA's debut of its new Premium Economy class. There will be:

21 Premium Economy seats (books for Coach booking Elites, but not sold as W / PEY until some time in Spring? 2017)

787-9 Premium Economy seats c/o Airways Magazine

207 Main Cabin (Coach) seats, and 27 Main Cabin Extra seats (for a total of 234 Economy seats)

Related threads:

Boeing 787-9 (789): Discussion of 787-9 coming to AA 6 Oct 2016

Boeing 787-9 / 789 Business (B/E Super Diamond) Seat & Service (master thd)

See seat chart c/o JonNYC in post #1.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 8:45 am
Join Date: May 2011
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Originally Posted by jediwho View Post
Is there much of a difference between MCE and regular coach seats on 787-900. We are flying LAX-SYD and right now have 14J and H (aisle across from each other) but the entire middle row 25 is empty and I am debating on taking that and hopping the middle seat does not get taken.
I'm not sure the loads in Y on the SYD flight, but I would stay in 14JH. That's risky to bet on the flight going out with empty seats for you to stretch out across.

You have 4" more recline, which is a pretty good amount vs. what you get in regular Y.

Seat width is the same.

Also, I value being towards the front of the plane so I can exit more quickly upon landing. Moving back to row 25 puts 85 more people in front of you at customs...

YMMV, of course.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:41 pm
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Programs: UA 1K 1MM, AA EXP, SPG Gold, Marriott Gold
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Aircraft 789 | Seat 9A

Quick bullet points for my first trip in PE on 789:
- Agree with most reviews that KE lounge is nothing special...a couple beers on tap and 2-3 hot food selections. CX lounge is closed during late afternoon.
- PE amenity kit same as J cabin; Blanket and pillow were of high quality; slippers provided. Seat recline, foot rest, IFE worked fine. (tip: Bring your own headsets just in case inventory is short, as it was on this flight!)
- Hot towel and first meal service were out quickly and Korean bibimbap was very good, esp with the hot sauce paste
- I slept more (and well!) in PE seat than in outbound J...granted, I am a good sleeper anyway, but would choose 9A again if in PE cabin. Not impacted by lav noise or lines. Can step over seatmate without waking. Good window views over engine.
- Able to use J cabin lav (back)
- All cabins 100% full and no one cleared from same-day upgrade list (I purchased W fare and applied SWU). I was #2
- Lots of Korean Air boarding passes...assume the KE code share has kicked in? or lots of connections to the AA flight...saw lots of passports from Taiwan, China, Malaysia during boarding.
- Flight attendants were not Going for Great (6/10)

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Old Nov 17, 17, 4:32 pm
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What do you guys think the center aisle seat in row 23. Itís immediately before the bathroom. I asked the check in guy if thereís a seat with the middle seat open and he said the whole row 23 is open, so I asked him to put me there. Didnít realize till later that itís infront of the bathroom.

If if I want to change my seat, should I just ask the gate agent?

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