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Anyone who has ever flown knows it’s not always a pleasant experience. Zero privacy and cramped seating make for less-than-ideal travel. Especially when said travel is a 10-hour flight.
While carriers such as Virgin pride themselves on offering mood lighting and comfier seats, the biggest carriers still have a bit of catching up to do. And it looks like American Airlines is doing just that, aiming to debut its newly retrofitted 777–200 cabins on international flights this fall.
The main cabin (coach) will have access to the same entertainment options as business class, with large screens and power outlets. Legroom will be increased, but seats are anticipated to be slightly narrower than those today. However, the seatback incline will increase, according to American.
“You spend so much time there [in an airplane], it’s your living room, it’s your dining room, it’s your bedroom, it’s your study. It should be like home,” said Alice Liu, managing director of onboard products for American Airlines, according to Skift.