American is in the process of refreshing their longhaul fleet, both in the form of taking delivery of dozens of new aircraft, as well as reconfiguring their current aircraft which they plan on keeping in their fleet long term.
American will also soon begin reconfiguring their 777-200 aircraft, though they will be installing a new business class product on them altogether. Apparently it’s even better than the reverse herringbone seat they presently have on the 777-300ERs.
American 777-200 new business class seat
However, because the 767-300 isn’t quite as wide, they’re installing a different type of business class product on it. I outlined the new business class product American will be installing on their 767-300s in March.
American will be installing their new business class product on roughly half of their 58 767-300 aircraft, as the remaining ones will be retired in the near future. They hope to complete the installation of the new business class on those aircraft by late 2015.
Right now American has one 767 with the new business class product in service, which flies between New York and Zurich since April 1, 2014.
The second 767 featuring the new business class product will soon be entering the fleet, and it appears as if it will be flying between New York JFK and Madrid as of July 25, 2014 (July 26 westbound).
So the second reconfigured 767 will operate daily with the following schedule:
AA94 New York to Madrid departing 7:00PM arriving 8:30AM (+1 day)
AA95 Madrid to New York departing 10:25AM arriving 12:40PM
American’s non-reconfigured 767s feature pretty tight angled business class seats, so this is a huge improvement over the old product. If you’re traveling to Europe this summer on American and can’t get on one of American’s 777-300ERs, I’d say this is the next best option.
(Tip of the hat to Bachovas on FlyerTalk)