With Jetblue taken delivery of its new Airbus A321 that will base at New York’s JFK airport and Delta firming up some 32 Orders for the A321ceo (Current Engine Options); The Airbus A321 seems to be taken off with the USA carriers, after the fall of the 757 which was and still is a work horse with American Airlines and Delta and United, and as Airlines look to replace them they are moving to the A321 and the Boeing 737-900ER as a replacement but the truth is that both airplanes could never replace the work horse that is the Boeing 757. American Airlines is the newest carrier to add the Airbus A321 to its fleet and with 194 Airbus A321 on order (64 CEO) (130 NEO), the Dallas base carrier took delivery of its first new Airbus A321 over this pass week; A transcontinental A321 with 10 First Class Seats; 20 Business Class Seats; and 36 in Economy.
Continuing its fleet renewal momentum this year, The Transcontinental aircraft, complete with fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats. The new aircraft is scheduled to enter service next year, making American the only U.S. carrier to offer customers more choices with a three-class configuration when flying between New York and Los Angeles, and New York and San Francisco.
The A321T will offer a comfortable flying experience from coast to coast with fully lie-flat seats in First and Business Class, with direct aisle access for all First Class customers for ease of moving about the cabin. The aircraft is equipped with Main Cabin Extra seating, giving Main Cabin customers the option of up to six inches of extra legroom, and every seat onboard features in-seat entertainment with up to 200 movies, up to 180 TV programs, more than 350 audio selections and up to 20 games. Individual AC power outlets and USB jacks are available at every seat throughout the aircraft. Customers will have an enhanced experience connecting with Gogo’s upgraded ATG-4 Wi-Fi service.
Here is what american airlines has to say:
“As the only airline to offer a three-class transcontinental service, we’re delivering on what our customers flying between New York and the West Coast value,”
said Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“With fully lie-flat seats in the premium cabins, new menu options, and enhanced amenities, the A321T aircraft allows us to provide our customers with amenities that, until now, have traditionally been reserved for those traveling internationally.”
American will begin operating the A321T between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in January. The aircraft will initially operate two of American’s daily flights between JFK and LAX and will operate all frequencies between the two airports in June, when American increases its frequencies to 13 daily flights. The A321T will also begin flying between JFK and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in March 2014 and will operate all frequencies between the two airports in June, when American increases its frequencies to five daily flights.
SMADE|MEDIA Avaition Department will have a full review of the cabin once its goes into service come January
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