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
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… Read More.
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. Read More.
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… Read More.
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… Read More.
American, United and Delta offer excellent new products. Book wisely and you are in for a treat. It is worth reading my tips on how to find really cheap First or Business Class flight tickets to and from North America for a way to save money on your next First, Business and even Premium Economy flight booking.
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