ContinentalEWR wrote:PSA727 wrote:OscarAlphaKilo wrote:Looking at AA's fleet plan over the coming years it seems like there's a gap where a narrow-body aircraft with a lie-flat J product would be. All information so far seems to indicate specific utilization of the A321XLRs on long haul routes, while the A321T has proven itself viable in a very limited number of markets. This still leaves a gap on routes such as BOS-LAX or MIA-LAX where AA is the outlier among their competitors by not offering a premium J product. For now, it can be remedied by either a lack of demand (such as with BOS-LAX) or substitution with wide-bodies (such as with MIA-LAX), but what happens when premium demand returns and business travelers are confronted with a choice between a lie flat seat on United/Delta/JetBlue and an Oasis-configured A321? Could we potentially see an A321 sub-fleet with a standard Y cabin and premium J?
Delta and United operate LAX-BOS and LAX-MIA flights with lie-flat seats??? AA has 50 321XLRs on order. They will have lie-flat J seats. That's more than enough to cover warranted TATL/South American flying as well as specific domestic markets. Also, AA has had widebodies on LAX-MIA for several years now.
They have in the past. UA has anyway, with ex-CO 757s on some frequencies, with the old BF cabin. But they have. Not sure about DL.
Not sure about now, but pre-covid DL was using lie-flat 757s on at least one if not all of their 2-3x daily BOS-LAX frequencies.