American says new 787 business class seat will include "zero gravity position."

The fancy business class seats on American's new Boeing 787. Photo: American Airlines

The fancy business class seats on American's new Boeing 787. Photo: American Airlines

American Airlines has been slowly teasing customers and journalists with little pieces of information about what is inside its new Boeing 787s.

We learned earlier this week that American will install 28 flatbed seats in business class, 48 in "main cabin extra" and 150 in regular coach on its Boeing 787-8 airplanes. We also know American will begin flying the 787 on May 7 between Dallas and Chicago. International flights will start on June 2, with Dallas-Beijing, followed by Dallas-Buenos Aires.  

On Thursday, in an employee newsletter, American shared what I consider to be an unusual seat feature in business class. 

Are you as perplexed by the prospect of a "zero-gravity position" as I am? Has anyone tried it? Apparently American also has the option on its retrofitted Boeing 777s.


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