American Eagle Airlines plans to place nine first-class seats on each of its 25 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets and ready them for use by July 2, the company announced last month. As part of the service, Eagle will offer complimentary first-class dining service.
In the new configuration the economy sections will hold either 63 or 65 seats. By the time it finishes converting its current fleet, it will have taken the first two of 22 new CRJ700s from Bombardier in the same two-class configuration.
American Eagle plans to offer first-class service on eight routes from Chicago and four from Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW).