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Domestic Flights Feature First ‘Lie-Flat’ Seats

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American Airlines will be the first airline to feature lie-down seats on domestic flights. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

American Airlines will be the first airline to feature lie-down seats on domestic flights. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will become the first U.S. airline to put lie-flat seats in new planes used on transcontinental flights.

American will put the seats in first- and business-class sections of new Airbus A321 aircraft that it will fly between New York and California.

Several airlines offer lie-flat beds on international flights.

The jets are part of an order for 460 new Airbus and Boeing planes that AMR Corp.’s American announced last July.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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