I know one flight doesn’t mark a trend, especially since I was upgraded to first class.  But I thought this was worth sharing.  Yesterday, I took my first flight on one of the newly delivered 737’s that American has been adding to its fleet in Chicago.  The first class seat is a major improvement over American’s prior offering.  The seat is thinner, but far more comfortable in my opinion.  And the amazing thing is that when the person in front of you reclines, they don’t lie down in your lap.  I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures of the seat, but here’s link to American’s own description of their newest 737’s.  Keep your eye out for one of these new jets.  They’ve got that new plane smell.  I think American got this one right.