American Airlines will restore service on its premium-heavy Airbus A321T between Los Angeles and New York in March. Those who feared this aircraft would never return can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
American Airlines Will Restore A321T On LAX-JFK
Starting in March, the Airbus A321T will again start service between Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). Initially, it will operate just once per day:
- AA3: JFK – LAX 12:00 P.M. – 3:24 P.M.
- AA4: LAX – JFK 2:00 P.M. – 10:21 P.M.
The A321T used to operate almost hourly between LAX and JFK prior to the pandemic, but AA has opted for two wide body flights per day during the pandemic. Why? The A321T features only 102 seats, with 10 in first class, 20 in business class, and 72 in economy class. With business travel severely depressed, operating a premium-heavy aircraft has not made sense.
But AA has confirmed the A321T will return in March:
The A321T will start to return in March, supplementing some of the widebody flying that has been operating over the past few months. As customers safely return to the sky, we look forward to bringing back the product they know and love on an important route.
Additionally, the A321T will run twice daily between San Francisco (SFO) and JFK, in which American will go head-t0-head with United’s new 767-300 service to JFK.
Rumors have swirled since the pandemic began that American Airlines would never bring back its A321Ts in current form, but instead strip them of premium seats and add more economy class seatings. But news of the A321T return to LAX gives hopes that this customer-favorite aircraft will return as demand slowly picks up again.
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