Review: American Airlines Super Diamond Business Class


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.

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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.

Each business class seat reclines into a fully flat position instead of the dated angled, partially lie-flat design, which is still installed in some of America’s international fleet. The Super Diamond seats offer better sleeping space and aisle access and are similar to the popular Cathay Pacific seat. The upcoming Super Diamond seat will be installed on the American Airlines 787-9 and A350, making existing 777-200ER and 787-8 planes the ones to avoid on American Airlines.

B/E will be fitting all classes on the American Airlines Airbus A350, including an exciting new American Airlines Premium Economy which is also being rolled out on American’s 777, 787, A330 and A350 fleets.

Whether passengers can travel in the new Business Class seats depends on which American Airlines plane you fly. 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.

American Airlines have just launched a new Business and First Class amenity kit but it is not noteworthy when compared to the best airline amenity kits.

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