American Airlines Long Haul Business Class Flight Reviews


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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta are the three main North American airlines and all three have all recently launched a new, upgraded business class soft and hard product, with improved seats, food and service. We’ve discussed in more detail which of these new Business Class suites is best. In my opinion, the United Polaris Business Class Pod cabins are probably the best looking of the three seats and the fact that these cabins are complemented by matching ground facilities means that this entire product is more of a complete experience than the American Airlines or Delta offerings.

However, there might be more chance of actually experiencing the new Business Class Seats on American Airlines. This depends on when American Airlines gets its aircraft deliveries. Last year, American delayed the delivery of five of its 787 aircraft, opting to receive four of its units in 2017 over 2016. From this year through 2018, the airline should receive an additional 27 aircraft. Additionally, American expects to receive 22 Airbus A350s in 2017. 777-200 retrofits will also be ongoing although it is not clear when only the new seats will be fitted.

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Below you will find my most recent flight reviews on American Airlines in Business and First Class – you can draw your own conclusions on their current and future Business Class products.

American Airlines Business & First Class Reviews
Review: American Airlines B777-300ER First Class

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I flew in a Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) of American Airlines (AA) transatlantic overnight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the First Class cabin. As a comparison, read our report of Business Class on the B777 on the same route. I booked a Business Class ticket for this flight and used an AAdvantage (AA’s loyalty program) systemwide upgrade to get a seat in AA’s First Class cabin. The Boeing 777-300ER or B77W is currently AA’s largest wide-body plane, and AA owns 27 of these planes.

Review: American Airlines Super Diamond Business Class

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American Airlines has a new Super Diamond design for its long-haul Business Class cabin. These seats are being installed in the American Boeing Dreamliners and the Airbus A350, as well as being retrofitted on their Boeing 777-200s. The new Super Diamond outward-facing herringbone seats replace the unpopular Zodiac Aerospace forward/backward herringbone, currently installed on the Boeing 787 and refitted Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

Review: American Airlines B777-300ER Business Class

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This trip report is from the new American Airlines (AA) Boeing 777-300ER from Los Angeles (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR), which I flew in March 2015. The Boeing 777-300ER is AA’s largest wide-body plane and is currently being introduced in AA’s fleet to replace its older wide-bodies. As a comparison, read our trip report of AA First Class on the same route. American Airlines is part of the BA, Iberia, Finnair, and Aer Lingus transatlantic joint venture, which means you might end up flying on American Airlines when you book a flight with BA, Iberia, Finnair, or Aer Lingus.

Flight Review: American Airlines Business Class On 787-9 Dreamliner

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In this report, I review a flight DFW-MAD on American Airlines in their Super Diamond Business Class seat and cabin on their new 787-9 Dreamliners. These seats are the main feature of their new long-haul Business Class cabin, and the same new seats will also be installed on the Airbus A350 that American has on order, as well as retrofitted on their Boeing 777-200s. This means that existing 777-200ER and 787-8 planes are currently the ones to avoid on American Airlines.

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