Starting in May American Airlines is launching what may be the worst flight in the world, Miami to Brasilia in South America with a Boeing 737 MAX. The flight is blocked at over seven and a half hours and spans 3600 miles.
Some key features of the new service:
- Less distance between seats in coach, Main Cabin Extra, and the premium cabin
- Smaller lavatories
- No seat back video
- An uncomfortable bare bones MiQ seat up front with a bar protruding at lower back level
Since American ordered their 737 MAX aircraft without ovens for the back galley they can no longer even serve hot meals on 7 hour flights.
Now American Airlines is launching a domestic flight that’s nearly as rough because it takes the same product and flies it nearly as long without leaving the country. They’ll be adding a second Miami – Seattle flight this summer operated with a 737 MAX.
- Miami – Seattle, 8:31 a.m. – 11:58 a.m., AA2194
Seattle – Miami, 12:58 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., AA2194
Depending on the time of year Miami – Seattle westbound is scheduled at between 6 hours 27 minutes and 7 hours 8 minutes.
It was my expectation that the new worst flight in America(n) would be Phoenix – Anchorage service operated by the Airbus A321neo which features a similar interior. Miami – Seattle is even farther.
Since American Airlines is converting their entire domestic narrowbody fleet (“Project Oasis”) to have this new torquemada interior the year-round Seattle flight will ultimately be worse than this since part of the year it’s scheduled as a departure after 8 p.m. which means there’s not even a meal in first class and blocked at 7 hours 8 minutes.