American unveils snazzy new business and premium economy cabins at the expense of first class

American Airlines is going all-in on the premium experience — with a twist.

The Fort Worth-based carrier on Tuesday unveiled brand-new business-class and premium economy cabins that will debut in 2024 on newly delivered Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A321XLR aircraft.

The airline will also retrofit two of its most premium planes with new products, though it will come at the expense of first class on planes that currently have business class.

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There’s lots to unpack about the announcement, so read on for more details.

American introduces new business-class suites

Headlining the news is the introduction of a brand-new business-class product for American. The carrier is installing private suites in the forward cabin on all new 787-9 Dreamliners beginning in 2024.


These so-called Flagship Suites will be arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration and feature direct aisle access for each passenger. Additionally, each

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Tampa potter banks on a new business idea: dented mixing bowls

Kelley Pitcher reached up to hang a sign above her vendor stall at the Hyde Park Village monthly market which showcased images of her newly patented product — the stainless steel “Belly Bowl.”

Pitcher, a Valrico resident, wasn’t sure what the reaction would be.

It was still steamy outside over Labor Day weekend. She’d had already skipped the August market because of the weather and was worried few shoppers would be in attendance. But she was too excited to show off her latest invention — a mixing bowl you balance against your tummy, to local shoppers in Tampa Bay.

As Pitcher and her partner Joel Lebel set up their custom display shelves in front of the shopping plaza’s iconic fountain, Lebel said: “I don’t expect a huge turnout…”

“But sometimes it’s a surprise,” Pitcher added.

They’ve sold goods at the local Hyde Park Village Fresh Market countless times before under

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Chris Long, ex-NFLer, living up to name with new business

Chris Long is living up to his last name — and playing the long game in building a media business.

The two-time Super Bowl champion spoke to The Post about a wide range of business and football topics, and revealed exclusively that his “Green Light” podcast will be partnering with Amazon’s Amp live audio platform on Thursdays during the NFL season.

Long, who played defensive end for the Rams, Patriots and Eagles from 2008 through 2018, has worked with Amazon on NFL studio coverage in the past, and saw this as an opportunity to be “more dressed down and casual.”

Long did not want to go into sports media and have to wear a suit and tie all the time.

“Did you see Amazon’s pregame show last week? Fitzy [Ryan Fitzpatrick] wore a Hawaiian shirt. Andrew Whitworth had a hoodie underneath his suit. I’m just more dressed down. It’s better

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