Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) v2 American Airlines has 4 classes on board with total of 234 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||60 - 61||21||1 - 5||20|
|premium economy||38||18.5||6 - 9||28|
|main cabin extra||35 - 36||17.2||10 - 20||48|
|main cabin||31||16.2 - 18.1||12 - 31||138|
I flew in Seat 6A, and husband in 6D from Chicago to Rome and then Rome to Chicago recently. The bulkhead seats in the Premium Economy cabin were fantastic. We didn't feel confined and I commented that I didn't feel like I was flying. I was able to get out of 6A and us the restroom without disturbing my husband in 6D. You can hear a very light noise when the toilet flushes in front, but nothing that was disturbing. We had no issues with anyone lingering by the restroom either since there was a galley right there. We were able to use the restrooms directly in front of us as well as the ones in the very back. However the galley directly in front of us was reserved for business passengers only with upgraded snacks. We had pretzels only in our galley for snacks. Service was top notch from our flight crew.
4H is an aisle seat in the middle on the right side of the plane. It's forward facing and is further away from 4D than the backward facing seats. I was traveling with someone and you had to lean forward to talk to them. Backward facing seats are better for those traveling together. American changed their menu on June 1st and everything was delicious. Roasted Chicken, Lamb, Chicken Fajita Sandwich. Would recommend 8/10.
Seats 30A and C have additional space between the 30A seat and the fuselage and under Seat 29A. The electronic window dimming feature on these 787's is very handy to keep the cabin dark while flying east in the morning daylight.
The leg room is limited, especially limited for placing a carryon bag under seat in front, due to both an electronics box under the seat in front (so only very flat bags can slide under) and because the seat row legs do not line up with each seat, but are wider, so they cut off/narrow the width of leg room directly in front
5H is a business class seat. I am 6 foot tall and I found the business class capsules small for me even with the seat all the way back. 5H is also facing the galley so you spend the flight watching the crew relax and chatting and looking at the lighting. My son was in seat 1L and he had the same comment. All that being said BC was much more enjoyable than premium select which I had on the inbound flight or MCE which I flew earlier this year.
Row 6-9 are premium economy seats on the version 2 of the 788. They are wider and more comfortable than the main cabin extra seats due to the 2-3-2 configuration vs 3-3-3. I would avoid the bulkhead row 6 if you have long legs or are tall unless you like bulkhead seats with no under seat storage. You are also close to the lav and galley. .