Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) v1 American Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 226 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||60 - 61||21||1 - 7||28|
|main cabin extra||35 - 36||17.2||8 - 19||60|
|main cabin||31 - 33||16.2 - 18.1||14 - 30||138|
This seat is rear facing. if the flight attendant is seated in the galley, and turns on the reading light, it casts a directed light towards your seat, particularly if you are reclining. It's like trying to sleep with a spotlight beaming at you. I suppose you can put on an eye mask. This is just a quirky design flaw.
I am broad shouldered and 188cm or 6ft 2 inches. My knees touched the seat in front. My shoulder was pressed against the fuselage of the plane for 12.5 hours. There is no window beside the recline of the seat,. The window areas are recessed, and this allows for more shoulder room in some seats. You can see out of the window in front, so the view is not a problem. After travelling to about 80 countries this comes as one of my least fondest experiences.
As others have noted, this seat has tons of legroom, but the exit door significantly juts out and requires you to angle your legs. The proximity to the lavs is also a problem, with noise and people congrating
Some of the comments indicate the overhead bin for this seat is not available due to stored gear. That is not accurate this seat has a full bin. The seat is comfortable and quiet. The only negative is that the foot area is slightly narrow.
This is a great seat , I was travelling with my wife , and we had two great seats , a lot of space between the seat and the window to put our stuff and no wc nearby , a great seat
Business class: really narrow aisles, biggest bathroom is starboard side before row 6, inconsistent enforcement of the stowage of TV (which is bad when you want to start a movie immediately), you feel all the motions of the seat connected to yours, seat 3A has two windows but only one is really usable, great having air vents you can control (2 of them), good service in business class.
5A and 5L should be half yellow and half green. Yes, theyre missing a window but i find that to be an advantage if youre trying to rest. The seat feels very cozy like youre in your own little suite!
The rear facing Business class seats on the windows have ZERO privacy. These are Bad Seats.
Flew from DFW-SCL overnight flight and found the seat really good. I liked the backwards arrangment. However, I prefer american's flagship 777 that they fly to hong kong because the seats are wider and they have better snacks and just a much bigger seat.
The seat partition wall was fixed in the up position and we were unable to move it down making it difficult to converse with one another. Fine if traveling alone, but couples traveling together have no decent seating configuration to enjoy the flight together.
This is the latest offering from Boeing and the air quality does improve your flight and make flying less tiring. Nice new planes but when you see how passengers treat them with their bags and other carry, I wonder how long they will look new. The bathroom look like a disaster area after flight as virtually every panel had been praised open in search of some hidden treasure. Also prefer soft close seats on 777. The things that AA need to improve? 1) Business seats wobble if someone behind or in front (attached in pairs) moves or God forbid gets up or sys down. 2) Light weight seats and seatback mounted touch screens in Coach mean you can have your seat back endlessly bumped by someone gaming behind. This is uncomfortable and prevents sleep. 3) The seats are narrower or feel narrower than 777 in both classes. The aisles are definitely narrower and in Business and Coach you are endlessly bumped by Flight attendants and other passengers. 4) The dimmable windows are nice but AA give control to the flight attendants. They seem surprised when you want the window open on a day time flight. Having flight attendants control the shades is not done by all carriers and a big mistake. Overall a big improvement on the 767's but I still prefer the 77W's.
The protrusion of the exit door was literally cutting into the width of the seat at the hips and shoulders. There was no extra space between the seat and the wall like the standard couple of inches on other aircraft. Definitely no window unless you leaned back and looked over your shoulder.
Really liked this plane. Great entertainment options. Seat did feel narrower than on other planes. But, main cabin extra does provide more leg room, which is more important to me. The food was pretty bad and I think I would prefer AA offered food for sale on international flights. The worst thing about the flight was the dimming of the lights by the FA throughout most of the flight, in spite of several requests to be able to allowed to look out (it was a day flight after all). We even flew over Greenland and on a clear day (which it was) - you normally have wonderful views. Eventually, the windows were undimmed in Business Class. But, in coach, we had to wait till about 1hr before landing. Really frustrating. AA should definitely change this customer unfriendly policy!
AMAZING SERVICE! Complementary Drinks, Food, and Wifi. Not provided by United on the way there. American airlines is truly an amazing institution. THe pilots are always friendly. 10/10 reccomendation
Very comfortable economy seat with extra legroom.
6A and 6L are the 2 best seats on the plane. They are in the second BC cabin which is always a bit quieter and easy to sleep in. They aren't connected to the seat next to them so you don't feel your neighbors and they are rear facing seats to encourage sleep. Always my first choice seats
I flew 7A from ORD to PEK on Aug 6. One advantage to 7A - the seat is not connected to 6A, so as other passengers have said, you never feel your neighbor shift in flight. Another bonus to this seat is the very large storage bin adjacent your seat. Food was decent and FA service was good. Now for the complaints: The lie-flat seats do not in fact lie flat, as I slid into the ottoman the entire flight while I slept, mashing my toes. The flat seat area is also very narrow, so my knees consistently touched either vertical side of the seating area while trying to sleep on my side. (I am 6'2" and am generally comfortable in most business seats). This plane is equipped with electrically dimming windows, which do NOT in fact go dark. I usually avoid wearing the eye mask and get a great night's sleep - not on this plane. The IFE controls did not work consistently, so I ended up just using the screen itself, and it was therefore hard to control the volume level. AA FAs seem to need to collect the headsets 1 hour prior to landing, despite the IFE being active all the way until the plane touches down - annoying.
Thought it would be great having all the extra legroom, but the nearness to the galley and the loos made it very loud. I thought there'd be small pockets on the bulkhead so we could store an item or 2, but the bulkhead is about 4 feet away with a jumpseat for the flight attendant. Did not get a wink of sleep on this flight due to getting knocked about by people walking by the aisle seat, as well as people gathering in the galleys to talk.
Seat 1A has 1 window not 2 but it does not feel any more closed in. Being the first row and facing the window it is very private and gets good service from the flight attendants. The 787 does feel slightly more cramped than the 777-300. it was perfect for ORD-LHR flight but an 11 hour + might feel a little claustrophobic. The seat feels slightly narrower than the 777-300 Business seat but still long enough for me to nap for 3 hours at 6'5" (which is more than any BA Business Seat permits). The catering has improved on AA and the Flagship Lounges are a big improvement. The seat only has a single multi adjust option with several key positions, so you cannot alter footrest, backrest and seat forward backwards as you can on some other designs. However I found it easy to get comfortable. As others have observed, the elephant in the room is the wobbly seats which transmit the movements of the passenger behind. On my flight the passenger behind seemed to be breakdancing for the first few minutes but settled down. It was slightly irritating rather than annoying and after the first 30 minutes was no real issue. I experienced no problem with noise or light from the galley, using the eye mask and the ear plugs. Overall a vast improvement on the 767 300 which used to fly this service but I would still opt for a 777 300 service on AA if there was an option. The 787 800 Business Seat and experience is now clearly well ahead of any British Airways offering in Business TATL. We were 30 minutes early landing and from door open to meeting my driver was 25 minutes with 2 bags, so overall Good Job AA.
ORD-LHR. 26L has the misaligned window. I didn't find it to be a problem, there was good window coverage. 27L would be less desirable.