Direct flights between New York and California last up to six hours. Wouldn’t it be a dream come true for travelers to have lie-flat seats on these transcontinental flights? Well, wait no more – American Airlines announced on Monday that they would be offering lie-flat seats on transcontinental flights across the US, the first in its kind. These seats are to be fitted in the new fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft that will operate between New York and California, starting from November 2013.
With 10 lie-flat all-aisle access seats in First Class and 20 more in the Business, the airline intends to be the only three-class airline offering the lie-flat seats on transcontinental flights. At the same time, passengers will now have access to state-of-the-art amenities like chef-inspired gourmet food, its kind walk-up bar, Wi-Fi, and a wide range of in-flight entertainment on the long six-hour flights.
These images are not of the specific American Airlines Airbus A321 aircrafts which are going to be the first to offer lie-flat seats on transcontinental flights across the US.
[Washingtonpost and AA]