These new flights operate May 4, 2018 through October 27, 2018 though American only has flights through July 17, 2018 currently bookable.
Here’s Philadelphia – Budapest in business class for three passengers:
Generally speaking when there’s business class award space available, there’s equal or better upgrade space available. And indeed we’re generally seeing at least 7 confirmable upgrade seats per flight (the most inventory American shows is 7, which means 7 or more).
Here’s Philadelphia – Prague in business class for three passengers:
Upgrade space is also just as good as Phildelphia – Budapest, showing 7 or more confirmed business class (“C”) seats available across the available schedule for the Prague flight.
Here’s Chicago – Venice in business class for three passengers:
Chicago – Venice has amazing upgrade space just like the two Philadelphia routes.
Of these I like the Chicago – Venice flight best. The two Philadelphia flights are operated by Boeing 767s which means we should get narrow Thompson Vantage seats.
American 767 Business Class
The Venice flight, however, is operated by a Boeing 787-8 which means fully flat direct aisle access, one-two-one seating, that means four-across compared to the tight six-across seating United offers on the same aircraft.