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As I’ve talked about before, American Airlines will start replacing its aging widebody 767 aircraft with a large new order of smaller A321’s beginning in January 2014, and I’m personally excited to start flying the new planes transcontinentally. It’ll still be a little while before we get to see them, but American has released a video of the interior:
Looks pretty snazzy. The new fleet of Airbus A321s will take to the skies at the beginning of 2014, servicing the transcontinental route from New York JFK-Los Angeles.
The new A321’s will have 10 fully lie-flat seats in a 1 x 1 configuration in first class. Business Class will have 20 lie-flat seats in a 2 x 2 configuration, while the Main Cabin will be 3 x 3 with 36 Main Cabin Extra seats. The entertainment systems on these aircraft will also have seat-to-seat chat, live text news and weather updates, 3-D moving maps, airport maps and connecting gate information. Travelers in premium classes will have access to free entertainment on the 15.4-inch screens, and Bose headsets.
When it comes to amenities, American is really stepping up its game and the main cabin features in-flight entertainment in every seat, WiFi, USB and A/C power outlet, iPod connectivity and digital chat rooms.
American’s aim is to introduce new planes “designed to bring you a more modern, comfortable and connected experience” – and I think they are doing a pretty job so far with their new 777-300ERs.
In an effort to promote the A321, AA launched a sweepstakes on Facebook this week. In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is log in to Facebook and visit this page. You will then be asked to “Like” American’s Facebook page and then enter your personal information such as first name, last name, email and AAdvantage number. Once you have submitted that information you will see a confirmation that you have been entered for a chance to win 25,0000 AAdvantage miles.
For information on the new developments at American and other transcontinental options, read my previous posts below:
Maximize Monday: Transcontinental Comparison: Worth It To Switch To JetBlue?
American Airlines On Facebook For A Chance To Win 25,000 AAdvantage Miles
Top 10 Airline Products I Can’t Wait To Fly
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