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AA to Make Big Changes to International Comfort

Lie-flat seats, better entertainment coming to widebody jets

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    NEWSLETTERS

    American Airlines announced it is modernizing its international wide-body fleet, the move is aimed at attracting more first and business class travelers. (Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012)

    American Airlines announced auspicious plan this week to drastically improve international travel for passengers.

    The airline said they plan to redesign the interiors of two of their widebody jets used for international travel -- the Boeing 777-200ERs and 767-300s.

    The planes will be equipped with fully lie-flat Business Class seats, all with aisle access.

    They will also add on international Wi-Fi so that passengers can check in on Facebook somewhere over the Atlantic. They are also upgrading their in-seat entertainment offerings.

    In the main cabin, passengers can also enjoy Wi-Fi, more entertainment, AC power outlets and, perhaps most importantly, 4-to-6 inches of additional legroom accompanied by new seats that offer more knee room and comfort.

    AA has not said when the first of the redesigned planes should take to the sky.


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