Starting with the delivery of our first Boeing 787-9 aircraft next fall, we’ll be the first U.S. airline to introduce a new class of service — Premium Economy – on our international widebody aircraft. Premium Economy will bridge the gap between Main Cabin and Business Class, offering an enhanced Main Cabin experience on long flights.

Premium Economy will be equipped with leather seats produced by B/E Aerospace, featuring 38” of pitch, personal on-demand entertainment systems, larger touchscreen monitors with access to movies, TV shows, music and games, and noise reducing headphones.

On the ground, customers will be able to check up to two bags free of charge and board earlier with priority boarding. In the air they will enjoy an enhanced meal service, access to global Wi-Fi connectivity, hours of on-demand entertainment, as well as complimentary wine, beer and spirits.

America will also launch a retrofit program to add the seats to all B777-300ERs, B777-200ERs, B787s and Airbus A330s over the next three years. The B777-300ER will feature First Class, Business Class, premium economy, Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin seating options for customers. All other retrofitted aircraft will continue to offer all-aisle access, lie-flat seats in Business Class, as well as Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin seats.

(Story and Picture from American Airlines)