- It’s the first plane that will have American’s new business class seat, the Super Diamond from B/E Aerospace.
- It’s their first plane that will have a premium economy cabin.
Inaugural flights have been loaded into American’s schedule and are now available for sale.
The domestic inaugural will be October 6, flying Dallas – Los Angeles.
Then the international inaugural will be November 4, flying Dallas – Madrid.
Business class seats are available for sale and assignment (they are ‘first class’ on domestic routes).
Premium economy seats aren’t for sale as such. Until early 2017 they’re selling economy seats and treating Premium Economy the same way they treat Main Cabin Extra seats which offer additional legroom. That is, they are available for assignment by elites (Platinum and above at booking, Gold at checkin) and are available at an upcharge for others.
However as of this writing seat assignments in the economy cabin appear unavailable.
If you’re interested in flying the inaugural, always a fun experience, you’d better hurry and book.