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New Flagship Suites coming to 77W, 789 & 321XLR; 3-class F and 321T sub-fleet to go

Old Sep 20, 2022, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by itripreport
its the same seats delta uses as first class class on their NEOs, and let me assure you, they are more comfortable than anything AA has in their domestic fleet. Everyone had their doubts about it too when Delta first announced the seat.
Good to know. I wonder from what cities these 321 super xl long range tin tubes will be flying to heathrow from? PHL and JFK only?
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 9:01 am
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I quite having been able to book F on the 321T for 25k Etihad miles last minute due to open Z first saver space, but I've never seen U open business saver space on the 321T. Hope they open U more when they get rid of F.

I also have really enjoyed FFD and hope that doesn't go away/become exclusive for BA F passengers at JFK only.
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by ryanbriar
At least at the beginning, I don’t see how they will be able to 100% rely on a full-suites offering for the Tcon routes. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see flagship business and flagship suites used to kick this off given they will have 50 XLRs in total when fully ramped.
I don't expect the 321T fleet to away immediately when the first XLR arrives, it will likely be a gradual phaseout. You're right though, they could easily use 788/789/772/773 on some of the transcons if they feel it makes sense. It's going to become like UA and DL, you are promised a lie-flat (i.e. Polaris/Delta One) but it could be one of several different aircraft types in theory. I do expect the transcons to be primarily (if not fully) XLR when that fleet is ramped up though.
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian
Good to know. I wonder from what cities these 321 super xl long range tin tubes will be flying to heathrow from? PHL and JFK only?
I doubt you'll see the 321s at LHR (especially not from AA hubs). Maybe new LHR service from smaller stations, but the opportunity cost of those LHR slots is pretty high. My read is the 321s will take over some of the 757 flying that hasn't come back (secondary/tertiary European cities from PHL/JFK, maybe some new markets)
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 9:20 am
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I'll miss the A321T
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by SFTNYC
I doubt you'll see the 321s at LHR (especially not from AA hubs). Maybe new LHR service from smaller stations, but the opportunity cost of those LHR slots is pretty high. My read is the 321s will take over some of the 757 flying that hasn't come back (secondary/tertiary European cities from PHL/JFK, maybe some new markets)
Maybe RDU?
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 10:07 am
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So I think it's a nice update but also get the seat is kinda tight as per QRs 787-9...but overall good. One thing I noticed, it seems like the seats in the first row will not have angled seats/screes. You can see the top right screen on the first row here...the screen looks well aligned compared to the other ones from row 2 on....could it be possible the first row will have a bit more spacious seats? would be interesting although if that's the case surely AA will sell them at a higher price or charge to reserve them.


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Old Sep 20, 2022, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by NickRivas
could it be possible the first row will have a bit more spacious seats? would be interesting although if that's the case surely AA will sell them at a higher price or charge to reserve them.
Doubtful, AA doesn't charge for premium seat selection, unlike some other JV airlines.
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by donotblink
Maybe RDU?
Maybe, but RDU is pharma contracts, so they may need the widebodies on that to LHR. Unless you mean to secondary European markets?
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by NickRivas
One thing I noticed, it seems like the seats in the first row will not have angled seats/screes. You can see the top right screen on the first row here...the screen looks well aligned compared to the other ones from row 2 on....could it be possible the first row will have a bit more spacious seats? would be interesting although if that's the case surely AA will sell them at a higher price or charge to reserve them.
I wouldn't waste a lot of effort trying to ascertain potential comfort or design nuances based on a couple of computer generated images.
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by bchandler02
I just don't get the current trend of a door on the J seats. What's the point? Anyone standing up can simply look over them. If you are sitting down, you're usually reclined enough except for maybe takeoff/landing to not be able to see or be seen unless you sit up and make an effort.

Just seems like another useless trend to me.
Doors certainly provide a greater degree of privacy, especially while laying down, as do moveable partitions between center seats.

As for "anyone can look over", I've never encountered that creepy behavior, but it would take a degree of effort that they'd come to regret, unless it was an FA.
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 11:29 am
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I will book a round trip on one do the transcons and upgrade to F with miles. One last go. The planes were nice.
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 11:37 am
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Maybe, but RDU is pharma contracts, so they may need the widebodies on that to LHR. Unless you mean to secondary European markets?
being RDU based, I’d love to see some secondary markets from here, but not holding my breath. I’ve flown the RDU-LHR route to parts beyond at least 50 times…
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 11:46 am
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So it's a Qsuite?
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Old Sep 20, 2022, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by keyw
I find the color scheme interesting. They seem to be moving away from the grey on grey. Even in Y the seats are light blue now.
Thank god.

Originally Posted by bchandler02
I just don't get the current trend of a door on the J seats. What's the point? Anyone standing up can simply look over them. If you are sitting down, you're usually reclined enough except for maybe takeoff/landing to not be able to see or be seen unless you sit up and make an effort.

Just seems like another useless trend to me.
Agree. Anyone walking down the aisle can see in. the only situation that you get additional privacy vs a reverse herringbone is seat to seat; as is, that takes a ton of effort to be able to do anyway.

The QSuite looks fancy, but it's a pretty ...... seat, IMO. The CX Zodiac Cirrus on their a350s and the JL Apex Suites blow it out of the water.
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