American Airlines will add new narrow-body, or single-aisle, aircraft to its fleet next year that it hopes will sway travelers by offering increased Wi-Fi and entertainment options.
The new deliveries will replace American’s fleet of domestic Boeing 757-200s and MD80s, which will be retired over time, American said, adding that it hopes to retire the MD80 and Boeing 757-200 domestic aircraft by the end of this decade.
Here are some of the features of the A321 and A319:
The Transcontinental A321s, to be delivered in July 2013, will fly between New York's JFK and LAX and JFK and San Francisco (SFO). First and business class will offer lie-flat seats for sleep.
Each seat will have a 15.4-inch touchscreen monitor with news and entertainment including seat-to-seat chat, live text news and weather, up to 75 movies, more than 150 TV programs and 350 audio choices.