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American Airlines Brings Business Class to New York- Manchester Flights

Airlines & Airports | American Airlines | Patrick Clarke | March 17, 2015

American Airlines Brings Business Class to New York- Manchester Flights

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Business Class passengers flying American Airlines flights between Manchester and New York are set to receive a brand new experience beginning on March 29.

American began retrofitting its Boeing 767-300 Extended Range aircraft last year and will roll out the new look on the trans-Atlantic flight by the end of March. 

The biggest highlights of the refurbishment are 28 fully lie-flat seats with aisle access. 

According to American's official website, the seats boast dual tray tables and a surface for work and or entertainment. There are also universal power outlets and USB ports at every seat. 

"We are delighted to introduce this new Business Class product to Manchester," said American Airlines director of sales for UK 7 Ireland David Thomas in a statement. "The fully lie-flat seats with all-aisle-access are similar to our flagship B777-300ERs providing a more consistent transatlantic experience to our customers."

"Manchester is important to American and to our joint business with British Airways and so it is appropriate that it should be our UK launch market for these upgraded aircraft," added Thomas.

The project also included the installation of drop-down LCD monitors as well as new digital audio systems.

What's more, the Main Cabin of the retrofitted 767-300ERs will feature newly renovated and more modern bathrooms and refreshed seat covers and cushions. 

With American set to continue various retrofitting projects onboard other aircraft, the new and improved Business Class experience will be made available on more domestic and international routes in the future. 

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