American Airlines to Debut International Premium Economy in November

By Paul Riegler on 4 October 2016
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DSC_0276 (1)American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, will be the first U.S. carrier to offer a true premium economy cabin as opposed to a premium economy lite offering that merely provides extra legroom and additional seat recline.

The seats will make their appearance on the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will begin flying international routes in November.

Premium economy seats will offer a seat pitch of 38”, wider seats with an extendable footrest, a leg rest, and adjustable headrests. Each seat will have an individual in-flight entertainment system with a larger screen than what is offered in coach.

Passengers flying in premium economy will receive noise-reducing headphones, amenity kits, printed menus, as well as complimentary beer, wine, and spirits.

The first flights that will offer the new premium-economy section will operate on November 3 and November 4 from Dallas-Fort Worth to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil and Madrid, Spain respectively.

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