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American Airlines Is Revamping Its Business Class Seats!

Last updated: September 27,2022
Originally Published: September 27,2022
by Jestan Mendame

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Exciting news to all frequent flyers out there because American Airlines business class seats are getting a new look! Known as the Flagship Suite, these new seats will start rolling out in 2024 on the Airbus A321XR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

The seat designs for the 787-9 and A321Xr will be different from one another giving flyers a different experience on each aircraft.

Are you excited? Because we are! Let’s have a look.

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Boeing 787-9 Aircraft Suites

There will be a total of 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft which will be retrofitted with the new seats in 2024, and it’s not just the AA business class seats that are going to be revamped but the AA premium economy seats as well. Here are the new features that flyers can expect.

Business Class

The newly revamped Boeing 787-9 is definitely an upgrade from its older versions. The older fleet only had 30 business class seats but the new ones would have a total of 51 Flagship Suite® seats.

Boeing 787 9 door entry 2 AA business class
B787 B Class 07 AA business class
B787 B Class 01 AA business class
B787 B Class 06 AA business class
B787 B Class 02 AA business class

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  • The seats will have a 1-2-1 layout and a reverse herringbone configuration (seats are not facing the aisle).
  • A comfortable suite with spacious storage areas that passengers can use to store their personal belongings.
  • Sliding doors that can give passengers their own “private den.”
  • Seats that can be converted into a lie-flat or chaise lounge position.
  • Center seats could be transformed into a single suite where passengers can dine or talk to each other.

Premium Economy Seats

The new AA Premium Economy seats on the Boeing 787-9 will now have 32 seats in total which is 11 more than the older versions of the plane.

B787 PY 01 AA business class
B787 PY 02 AA business class

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  • The seats will have a 2-3-2 seat configuration.
  • Headrest wings to provide privacy for passengers.
  • Larger screens for a more immersed in-flight entertainment experience.

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Airbus A321XR Suites

American Airlines will have the new seats retrofitted on 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft in 2024. These narrow-bodied planes will be mainly used for transatlantic flights and premium transcontinental flights.

Business Class Seats

There will be a total of 20 Flagship Suite seats on the Airbus A321XLR when its delivered in 2024.

A321 Business Class AA business class
A321 Business Class 2 AA business class

(Image courtesy of American Airlines)

  • The seats will have a 1-1 seat layout and a herringbone configuration (Seats are facing the aisle).
  • Sliding doors to provide passengers privacy.
  • Chaise lounge seating option and more personal storage space.

Premium Economy

The Airbus A321XLR will have 12 Premium Economy seats.

A321 PYC 01 AA business class
A321 PYC 06 AA business class

(Image courtesy of American Airlines)

  • The seats will have a 2-2 configuration.
  • Headrest wings will be installed for increased privacy.


These new business class suites will be something to look forward to in 2024. Not only that, the Premium Economy seats will get a new look as well.

What we love the most are the herringbone Adient Ascent seats on the Boeing 787-9s. This new design will surely give passengers enhanced privacy and comfort.

Are you excited about American Airlines’ new seats?

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