One Mile at a Time writes that American is flying its premium-configured Airbus A321Ts between New York JFK and Boston. Most of its flights between the two airports through January 4 are operated by this plane.
The American Airlines Airbus A321T is a 3-cabin aircraft with economy (including Main Cabin Extra extra legroom seating), fully flat business class, and 1-1 seating first class. It’s the most luxurious, high-end narrow body aircraft and the best plane flying domestically in the U.S. (and I include the Qantas Boeing 747 that flies Los Angeles – New York JFK in that assessment).
And flights on the route are priced well, too.
Lucky points out that “the business class seats are being sold as economy, so if you’re an elite member you should be able to snag one of those seats for free.”
In fact anyone can book business class seats on these flights for free.
The interesting thing is that ‘Main Cabin Extra’ seats are charged, while fully flat business class seats are coded as regular economy. Here’s the seat map for a booking I walked through while not logged in at AA.com.
First class on the A321T is the same seat as American’s best international business class product, on the Boeing 777-300ER.
Here’s business class:
This is a really short 187 mile flight, you may find yourself on the ground as long as you’re in the air, but it’s a cheap way to experience a pretty cool plane for the next couple of weeks.