American transcontinental service to Philadelphia
From their hub in Philadelphia, American Airlines will deploy thrice-weekly Boeing 787 services between January 7th and February 12th of 2020. The flight will leave Philadelphia at 20:50 Philadelphia time and land in Los Angeles at 23:59 local time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Then, departing Los Angeles on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, the 787 will leave at 7:45 local time and arrive in Philadelphia at 15:36 local. This scheduling data is per Routesonline.
Onboard this transcontinental route, American Airlines will offer upgraded services to Los Angeles. Thankfully, passengers in all cabin classes will have access to a seatback screen. Meanwhile, passengers in domestic first class will get a lie-flat seat.
Overall, his is a huge upgrade for premium passengers compared to American’s traditional recliner-style First Class seating.
In economy, passengers will benefit from added overhead storage space. The added benefit of individual seatback screens should also make the flight more pleasant. And, the 3-3-3 configuration is not too different than the Airbus A321s that also fly this route. Make sure to check your seat map, however, as Premium Economy is being sold as Main Cabin Extra on some of these flights.
American transcontinental service to Miami
Per Routesonline, the A321T will operate two nonstop services per day from December 18th through January 6th under the following schedule departing Los Angeles:
- AA1319 will depart Los Angeles at 9:15 local time and arrive in Miami at 17:15 local time
- AA2091 will depart Los Angeles at 14:05 local time and arrive in Miami at 22:00 local time
Meanwhile, here is the schedule for flights departing Miami:
- AA914 will depart Miami at 10:12 local time with arrival in Los Angeles scheduled for 13:02
- AA1508 will depart Miami at 20:00PM local time and land in Los Angeles at 22:59 local time
This schedule will help facilitate connections at both ends– especially as American seeks to fill their own aircraft to South America.
American Airlines will fly a specially configured Airbus A321 on transcontinental services between Los Angeles and Miami. The A321T is one of American’s premium-heavy aircraft that have 10 Flagship First seats in a lie-flat 1-1 configuration. Thus, every passenger has direct-aisle access similar to traditional reverse herringbone style seats.
American Airlines will also offer premium Flagship First lounge access. This includes an enhanced sit-down meal service on the ground amid other features such as priority check-in and expedited security services.
The A321T also has 20 business class seats outfitted in a 2-2 configuration. Compared to Flagship First, not all business class passengers receive direct aisle access as the cabin is arranged in a 2-2 configuration. However, passengers still have lie-flat seats.
Lastly, there are 72 economy class seats split equally between Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin seating. In addition, passengers will have access to seatback screens. However, Main Cabin Extra has 35″ of pitch while Main Cabin seats have 31″ of pitch.
Will you fly on any of American’s upgraded transcontinental services to or from Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments!
Routesonline was the source for scheduling data outlined in this article and as linked above.