American Airlines hasn’t exactly been on top of the worlds favourites, with its 737-8 savaged for its seating and toilet facilities.
However it seems to have taken a different approach with the A321neo. To a point.
Fitted with 20 domestic First Class and 196 economy, they also have the new Airbus over head bins, designed to carry 4 reasonably sized carry on bags.
Once again though they’re screen free – you need to “BYOD” as they call it – Bring Your Own Device. Free WiFi streaming on board from a central server allows you to pick up the on-board entertainment.
The seat pitch has been reduced as it has across the entire fleet, but allegedly the toilets are a little more ergonomic than on the 737-8.
Two of the aircraft are now entering service, N400AN and N401AN.