Even though US carrier American Airlines has had to fly its brand new Boeing 787-8 immediately into storage, the aircraft still had something noteworthy onboard: a new business class seat. The new seat looks to be a slight improvement from the current business class seat on the airline’s 787s, giving passengers one additional perk once they are able to return to the skies.
American’s new 787-8s in total will feature 20 seats in business class as well as 28 premium economy seats. In economy class, the carrier will have 48 Main Cabin Extra seats (for extra legroom) and 138 regular economy seats.
The aircraft will also feature high-speed Wi-Fi by Panasonic. This is something we’ve seen the airline install on older aircraft as well, such as the Boeing 757.
All in all, while this new seat isn’t ‘revolutionary’ by any means, it’s a step in the right direction with a little more privacy and a slightly larger bed and footwell. Hopefully, someone from the Simple Flying team will have the opportunity to try it out and give a review once it’s safe to do so!
What do you think of this new product? Anything worth getting excited about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.