American introduces Flagship Preferred suite for launch on 787-9s and 777-300s

American Airlines Flagship Suite Preferred seat Boeing 787-9 777-300
American Airlines

American Airlines decided to spice things up this summer through the introduction of a plethora of premium onboard enhancements and a brand-new Flagship Preferred suite for passengers who want a bit more from the business class experience.

In a wide-ranging announcement on April 17, 2024, American Airlines confirmed for the first time that there would be a new “distinguished front row experience” on new Boeing 787-9 and retrofitted 777-300 aircraft.

The new front row suites are designed to provide customers with an expansive space, several storage areas and exclusive amenities.

These include a Nest Bedding mattress pad, a throw blanket, a memory foam lumbar pillow, Nest Bedding pajamas and an exclusive amenity kit featuring additional skincare products from Thirteen Lune by Joanna Vargas and Relevant.

American Airlines Flagship Suite Preferred
American Airlines

American Airlines previously announced in September 2022 that it would be introducing the Flagship Suite seat on all new deliveries of the Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9s beginning in 2024, as well as retrofitted 777-300 aircraft.

Customers traveling in the Flagship Suite seat will be provided with lie-flat seats and direct-aisle access plus privacy doors and the ability to relax in a chaise lounge position.

As these new interiors roll out, customers traveling in Premium Economy will also enjoy new amenities like wireless charging, additional storage space and privacy headrest wings.

Customers traveling in the main cabin will enjoy new 4K seatback screens and new Bluetooth connectivity and AC and USB-A/USB-C charging ports.

Premium onboard enhancements

American Airlines also unveiled a new amenity kit series, bedding and menu to freshen things up ready for the summer.

A rotation of “stylish new amenities” will be on board more than 300 international and transcontinental flights beginning at the end of May 2024 in Flagship First Class, Flagship Business Class and Premium Economy cabins.

American’s primary amenity kit will be available yearlong for customers flying in premium cabin.

American Airlines Limited Edition Thirteen Lune Flagship First Class Amenity Kit
American Airlines

The kit will include staple amenities customers have come to expect while in flight, such as a toothbrush, dental kit, eye mask and earplugs, in addition to new skincare products.

In addition to the rotating products within the kits, customers will enjoy limited-edition specialty kits.

Each specialty kit will be available for a limited time on eligible flights in Flagship First Class, Flagship Business Class and Premium Economy.

Flagship First Class and Flagship Business Class will also enjoy a dual-sided pillow with cool touch fabric on one side and traditional fabric on the other.

American Airlines International Flagship First Class
American Airlines

Those traveling in Flagship First Class on international flights will continue to receive a set of pajamas while those in Flagship Business Class will now enjoy slippers onboard international flights, instead of only on ultra long-haul flights.

Customers in all cabins, including Premium Economy and the main cabin, will enjoy enhanced bedding, with cabin-specific options such as lumbar pillows, throw blankets, premium duvets and fleece blankets.

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