On its 777-200s, American Airlines will add one economy seat in each row

On Boeing 777-200s, American Airlines economy class may feel a bit more cramped/

On Boeing 777-200s, American Airlines economy class may feel a bit more cramped.

Earlier today, I posted pictures of American’s new 777-200 business class cabin. Looks great, right?

So you ask, what about economy?

The news is less good there. Yes, you’ll get updated in-flight entertainment and wifi, and you’ll also have in-seat power. But American is adding a seat to every row of its regular economy section, and things may feel more cramped.

Today, on the 777-200s, American has nine seats across in a 2-5-2 configuration. The new version? It’ll be 3-4-3, for a total of ten seats.

If you want a roomier coach seat, you’ll have to spring for Main Cabin Extra, American’s premium economy seat. Those 45 seats will have “up to” six extra inches of legroom. And each row will have only nine seats across.

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