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(CNN) – Privacy doors and lie-flat seats with a chaise lounge option are features of the new premium suites American Airlines plans to roll out to its long-haul fleet.
American Airlines announced Tuesday that flagship suite seats will be available on all Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 deliveries beginning in 2024.
The airline said in a statement, “We believe our flagship Suite product provides customers with what they want most in long-haul flight: privacy doors, lie-flat seating, direct aisle access and More personal space.”
The airline also said it would refresh its Boeing 777-300ER interiors and launch those planes with flagship suite seats in late 2024.
premium economy seating
The new premium economy seats on the Airbus A321XLR feature wing headrests for increased privacy.
More premium economy seating will also be added to American long-haul aircraft.
The airline says a new premium economy seat design doubles the amount of in-seat storage space, and features headrest wings for increased privacy and larger in-seat entertainment screens.
By 2026, American said premium seating in its long-haul fleet will increase by more than 45%.
American said it will continue to offer flagship business on the existing Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft that are part of its existing fleet.
Its flagship first product, currently only offered on Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A321T aircraft, will be at a future date for the Boeing 777-300ER when the aircraft is retrofitted, and the Airbus A321T, at a future date for American , will become the flagship suite seat. Told.
Top image: The flagship suite on the Boeing 787-9 will feature laid-flat seating that can convert into a chaise lounge position. (American Airlines)