From September 1, premium-class passengers traveling on American Airlines flights between the U.S. and London Heathrow Airport will be among the first to be...

American Airlines is to offer pajamas, slippers, quilted bed-toppers and duvets to its First Class passengers as part a new suite of onboard amenities for premium-class travelers on transatlantic and other long-haul flights.

The product additions will roll out on select international flights in First and Business Class cabins beginning on September 1. On that date, customers traveling on American Airlines flights between the U.S. and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) will be among the first to be offered the new amenities.


“We believe this new suite of premium products is a wise investment because it enables us to provide an added level of comfort and style to the inflight environment – a sentiment applauded by customers on international test flights earlier this month,” says Rob Friedman, American’s vice president – marketing.

First Class customers traveling on Boeing 777s between the U.S. and London Heathrow Airport will receive a quilted bed topper custom-designed to fit American’s Flagship Suite, as well as pajamas and slippers as part of the airline’s new turndown service.

Until American Airlines starts taking delivery of up to 100 Boeing 787s which it has ordered, the Boeing 777-200ER is the carrier's primary long-haul aircraft type. American is due to operate up to 54 777-200ERs, each of which it has outfitted to seat 247 passengers in three service classes

A lightweight day blanket, new premium duvet and pillow, and an amenity kit featuring a bag with an authentic Eames Office design pattern and containing Dermalogica skincare products and other travel necessities complete the new suite of amenities.

“American is the first and only U.S. airline to offer pajamas, slippers and a quilted bed topper as part of its turndown service – a step that better aligns us with our joint business and oneworld Alliance partners,” says Friedman.

Also from September 1, customers traveling in American’s Business Class cabin on flights between the U.S. and Heathrow operated by Boeing 777s, 767-300ERs and international 757s will be offered a new premium duvet and pillow, slippers, and amenity kit.

From October 1, the full suite of products, including the turndown service, will roll out in American’s First Class cabins onboard all international flights served by Boeing 777s.

Also on October 1, American’s Business Class cabins onboard all international flights operated by Boeing 777s and 767-300ERs, in addition to select flights to and from Europe operated by Boeing 757s, will begin offering the new premium duvet and pillow, slippers, and amenity kit.

Beginning later this year American Airlines will replace its personal entertainment devices (PEDs) with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices in First and Business Class cabins on select 767-300ER, 767-200 and 757 flights.

For more information on American’s new suite of amenities, including detailed descriptions of each product, visit www.aa.com/flybetter.

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